If you ever throw a tantrum like that at chess again…

So…we were sitting in a chain restaurant where they decorate the walls with old advertising, implements, and lithographs…I saw this one and immediately the dialog beneath it in the original 1909 Harper’s Magazine sprang to mind…her voice was like Myrna Loy in the 1934 Thin Man.

The Greatest game in the world

She: covering his palm gently  “Darling I do love you.  But as God is my witness if you ever throw a tantrum like this while playing chess again, I will slap your face, leave for my mother’s house then go round in the morning to visit Inspector LeGrange and tell him where the body is buried…you do understand me don’t you Darling?”