Why do my links not work?

I have this file located in /app/views/layouts

<html>
<head>
<title><%= @title %></title>
</head>
<body>
<% link_to("Home", { :action => "index" }) %> |
<% link_to("About Us", { :action => "about" }) %> |
<% link_to("Help", { :action => "help" }) %>
<%= @content_for_layout %>
</body>
</html>

The title function works, but the three links that should appear at the
top of my pages do not come up. I only get two vertical lines.

You need to use <%= instead of <%

Fred