While Feminism is the theme of the book--the false and hampering old ideals, the mistakes of the Revolt and its line of best endeavor--a few other subjects come in for a share of satirical attention. It is doubtful if any writer of any nation ever so completely burlesqued German University pedantry as it is done here in the "Meyer of Westphalia" episode. And just as in his Conferencier days of the literary variety show, Ernst von Wolzogen leaves you to take your choice as to his own point of view in all these matters.
nd gave a last look around to see that every article was in its place and all the keys withdrawn, before she went out, locking and bolting the door behind her. Her yellow spaniel danced barking about her, glad that his daily trial of patience was over. During business hours he had to lie silent and motionless at her feet under the desk, but now he was to have his reward in the shape of a healthy run beside the wheel. Miss Haider appeared to be in equally good spirits. She whistled gayly and patted the dog's thick head. It had been an unusually lucky business day, and now she was looking forward to a pleasant evening with friends whom she had invited to supper. She had sent her sister Martha home from the office an hour ago, to make the necessary preparations. She jumped on her wheel not in knickerbockers this time, for she believed in dignity during business hours, and always wore long cloth or velvet skirts in her office and rode through the Ludwigsstrasse to the Victory Gate. She would have preferred to rid