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February 23, 2011

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Beautiful anecdote.

Great great story; imagine the charge in the room afterward;
K. had not only spared the one kid, but the others from their
ugly laugh, their turn as executioners.

Ja, dass ist richtig. Along similar lines, a guest in Cole Porter's home once dropped and broke a valuable piece of glassware. Seeing the look of horror on his guest's face, Porter picked up an equally valuable piece, admired it for a moment, and then "accidently" dropped it. "See, it can happen to anyone," he laughed.

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