Some Stories They Like To Tell Again
F. Scott Fitzgerald:

“The following story, which from interior evidence I judge to be at least twenty-five years old, has amused be more than any I’ve heard in years:

“The scene is a banquet in Victorian England. Wine is flowing freely. Dinner is at last over and the chief speaker arises unsteadily to begin his oration with a toast.

“The chief speaker (holding a wavering glass on high): ‘Gen’lemen—the queal!’

“I can hear the editors of THE HERALD protest that I have a curious sense of humor. None the less it’s my favorite story.”

Published in The New York Herald newspaper (8 April 1923, Sunday, magazine section).

Not illustrated.