Jerome K. Jerome: The Dancing Partner

May 29, 2009

I must have read this long ago, but, unlike other stories, I realised the fact only after I was a little while through it.

A bunch of young girls talk about the scarcity of dancing partners and the affectedness and the utter stupidity of some of them that they have encountered.

They wish that they had had an ideal dancing partner who won’t complain.

This is overheard by the father of one of the girls. A maker of mechanical toys, he sets out to create Lt. Fritz, answering to the the girls’ desideratum.

And with what results – or consequences?

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