British Commonwealth of Nations: Unconscious Jest

Intimates of the Prince of Wales lay back weakly in easy chairs and gasped that another jest like that from which they had just recovered would be the death of them.

"Midwife!" They husked and found strength to roar again. "Licensed Honorary Midwife, Medic and Surgeon! Oh Edward, Edward! The great-grandson of Victoria a midwife!" Scandalized, such servitors as were present blushed a fitting and dignified reproof at these immoderate words.

Edward of Wales, however, had foreborne to blush on the occasion when the jest was unconsciously...

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