5 JUNE 1920, Page 14

[To THE EDITOR OF THF. " SPECTATOR."] 8,a,—The most charming

and spontaneous expression of grati- tude it has been my lot in life to hear in something over three score and ten years was from a little girl of eight or nine. As she tugged vigorously at a leafy branch she much desired to possess, it somewhat suddenly gave way. " Oh! thank you " came with a gasp from the little lady's heart and lips, and the hidden (and delighted) parent chuckled and has not yet for-