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that Buck and the Shuberts and Ziegfeld want me while I'm ` hot' and they wouldn't give me a minute's peace if they could find me. And of course if things aren't as good as they look, Irene's telegram will provide us with an easy out."
On the way over to Philadelphia he hummed me an awfully pretty melody which had been running through his head since we left the apartment. " I think it's sure fire," he said. " I'm crazy to get to a piano and fool with it."
" That isn't resting, dear."
" Well, you don't want me to throw away a perfectly good tune ! They aren't so plentiful that I can afford to waste one. It won't take me five minutes at a piano to get it fixed in my mind."
The Thayers met us in an expensive-looking limousine.
" Ralph," said Mrs. Thayer to her husband, "you, sit in one of the little seats and Mr. and Mrs. Drake will sit back here with me."
" I'd really prefer one of the little seats myself," said Ben and he meant it, for he hates to get his clothes mussed and being squeezed in beside two such substantial objects as our hostess and myself was bound to rumple him.
" No, sir !" said Mrs. Thayer positively. "You came to us for a rest and we're not going to start you off uncomfortable."
" But I'd honestly rather ----'
It was no use. Ben was wedged between us and throughout the drive maintained a morose silence, unable to think of anything but how terrible his coat would looh when he got out.
The Thayers had a very pretty home and the room assigned to us was close to perfection. There were comfortable twin beds with a small stand and convenient reading-lamp between; a big dresser and chiffonier; an ample closet with plenty of hangers; a bathroom with hot water that was hot, towels that were not too new and faucets that stayed on when turned on, and an ash-tray within reach of wherever you happened to be. If only we could have spent all our time in that guest-room, it would have been ideal.
But presently we were summoned downstairs to luncheon. I had warned Mrs. Thayer in advance and Ben was served with coffee. He drinks it black.
" Don't you take cream, Mr. Drake?"
" No. Never."
" But that's because you don't get good cream in New York." "No. It's because I don't like cream in coffee."

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