It is the lucky person who has not spoiled something good he once cherished. Mr. Housman is no exception. The thing that once made him content is now not only gone but is irretrievable. We often try to regain that happy moment in our turbulent lives and vainly grasp at it. Mr. Housman is more realistic; he knows it is gone. The chill of his acknowledgment is warmed by the knowledge that Mr. Housman once found happiness. It is all we can ask for ourselves.