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MY friend accused me of being a social climber because I spent two months trying to get an introduction to Dinah, the baby Gorilla who had come from distant Africa to make her home in our city. I stood before her cage a good four hours after our introduction hobnobbing with the little black princess, who was friendly and permitted me to hold her very human looking hand and stroke her furry head.

She is the third Gorilla that has been brought to America and she seems well contented so far. She loves her keeper, who fondles and indulges her, but cries bitterly when he puts her back in her cage after they have romped together on the cool green grass.

She takes a ride each day in her baby carriage wheeled by her chief attendant. She wears a