er of others--quite impossible to cook at such a time, as roast beef, mince pie, frozen pudding--all of which were then heavily crossed off in black ink.
When the cooks had finished their tasks (and the cheerful uproar that accompanied their occupations may be easily imagined) the food was arranged on a long kitchen table. Thereupon each person, after possessing him or herself of a tray and the required silver and scanning the menu posted, passed on and pretended to select from the counter. In reality, of course, everyone took everything, and received a check from the hostess with a punch against some "stunt" written on it.
The menu as prepared read as follows:
Scalloped salmon Fruit salad Lettuce sandwiches Chocolate pudding with whipped cream Tea or coffee
Two tables were left bare in the dining-room and the company chose seats where they wished.
A great deal of additional fun was gained upon finding that someone had surreptitiously set up a placard on one of the tables reading "Res