The story is one of dozens told in Harold Kennedy's book, No Pickle, No Performance, published this month by Doubleday. The book is a fascinating collection of true-life anecdotes stored up by Kennedy during his four decades in the theatre as a director, actor, and playwright on Broadway and across the country. The subtitle of his book is "An Irreverent Theatrical Excursion from Tallulah to Travolta," and he has written chapters about his experiences with both of these stars, in addition to Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Thornton Wilder, Gloria Swanson, Steve Allen, and others who are less well known today but were legends in their time. CHAPTER 10 双彩论坛福彩3d字谜专区太湖字谜 And Mrs. Errington betook herself to the business of making tea. To her it seemed perfectly natural鈥攁lmost a matter of course鈥攖hat Matthew Diamond should stay, since she was kind enough to press it. But Algernon, who knew his tutor better, could not refrain from expressing a little surprise at his yielding. BUD WALTON: He serves as chairman of the New Dramatists, a group that nurtures young playwrights; he is a board member of Fountain House, a halfway house for ex-mental patients; and he is chairman of the Theatre and Music Collection of the Museum of the City of New York. With new resolution, Maggie seized her oar, and stood up again to paddle; but the now ebbing tide added to the swiftness of the river, and she was carried along beyond the bridge. She could hear shouts from the windows overlooking the river, as if the people there were calling to her. It was not till she had passed on nearly to Tofton that she could get the boat clear of the current. Then with one yearning look toward her uncle Deane鈥檚 house that lay farther down the river, she took to both her oars and rowed with all her might across the watery fields, back toward the Mill. Color was beginning to awake now, and as she approached the Dorlcote fields, she could discern the tints of the trees, could see the old Scotch firs far to the right, and the home chestnuts 鈥?oh, how deep they lay in the water 鈥?deeper than the trees on this side the hill! And the roof of the Mill 鈥?where was it? Those heavy fragments hurrying down the Ripple 鈥?what had they meant? But it was not the house 鈥?the house stood firm; drowned up to the first story, but still firm 鈥?or was it broken in at the end toward the Mill? When somebody like me sent him an order, he would take maybe 5 percent for himself and then send theorder on to the factory, which would ship it to us. That 5 percent seemed like a pretty reasonable cut tome, compared to 25 percent for Ben Franklin. What we learned was that we had fallen into a pattern of knee-jerk import buying without reallyexamining possible alternatives. In the past, we would just take our best-selling U.S.-made items, sendthem to the Orient, and say, "See if you can make something like this. We could use 100,000 units ofthis, or more, if the quality holds up." I'm sure a lot of other retailers do the same thing. Today, weinstruct our buyers to make trips to places like Greenville, South Carolina; Dothan, Alabama; Aurora,Missouri; and hundreds of other out-of-the-way places in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, or NewHampshire, before just routinely dashing off a letter of credit to the Far East. If we could all take a littleextra trouble to work some of these deals outand the manufacturers will continue to come up with theirown creative programsI think there's still a tremendous amount of untapped potential left in this idea.