Foreign News: Worst Year

For 90 years Britons have adventured out to India and returned a-homing upon steamers bearing the triliteral device, "P. & O." Not the Bank of England is more symbolic of British fiscal solidarity than the chunky, workaday steam packets of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. "Gawd! I wisht I had a quid for every mile them 'P. & O.'s 'as steamed this year!" is an invocation not seldom heard along docks. Last week the incredible was revealed. The Directors of the P. & O. also wish that they had "a quid"...

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