"It isn't wise for a painter to be too frank in his criticisms," said
Robert Henri at a luncheon. "I know a very outspoken painter whose
little daughter called at a friend's house and said:
'Show me your new parlor rug, won't you, please?'"
So, with great pride, the hostess led the little girl into the
drawing-room, and raised all the blinds, so that the light might stream
in abundantly upon the gorgeous colors of an expensive Kirmanshah.
The little girl stared down at the rug in silence. Then, as she turned
away, she said in a rather disappointed voice:
"'It doesn't make _me_ sick!'"