MAN IN THE MODERN WORLD
stretched out his hand. You or I would have said "Good evening,
President/' or "It's all right/' or something like that., but what Dr!
Spooner did actually say was "Good-bye, Warden." That illustrates
very well the strange little kink which he had in his brain—which
yet did not prevent him being an extremely efficient and extremely
charming man. Good-bye, Warden—I'll close on that: good-bye to
a man I am happy to have served under; a man who was the direct
or indirect cause of a considerable addition to the world's stock
of good-natured laughter: a man who became a legend in his own
lifetime, and supported that somewhat embarrassing position with
dignity and charm. So—good-bye, Warden!