To the Editor of the CRIMSON:
The wondering overworked author of "The Same as Us" in the CRIMSON for January the 26th, 1923, seems to have "Tasted of forbidden fruit", when he said "a small boy, seeing an inviting green apple dangling before him on somebody else's tree, considers that it is there to be eaten". This morning I dare say that the budding young green critic of genius must be suffering with a "green apple" laugh of satisfaction, when he goes forth into the praising air realizing that "he has made the most of his opportunities and done his duty by the community".
I am deeply grieved to think that a communication in which "its line of reasoning is similar to the mental process by which a small boy considers" a question should need to be analyzed and explained for Harvard men whom I have always thought "are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves". The realization of that fact forces me to enjoy all the more my worthy critic's editorial. "The Same as Us", because it is beyond a doubt the "Height of the Ridiculous". JOHN SUMNER WOOD '26
January 26, 1923.