Foreign News: Royal Week

Royal Week The spizzz — spizz of atomizers was heard in Buckingham Palace. Bandy-legged lackeys scurried through the musty state apartments, squeezing little bulbs, spraying clouds of "Court Perfume." Soon the tropical fragrance of this secretly compounded essence expanded and dispersed itself. All was in readiness for Their Majesties Third Court of the present season. The Queen-Empress, seated before her dressing table, pondered the advisability of adding the Koh-i-nor to her already diamond-bespangled toilet. She may have reflected that the Koh-i-nor weighs only 106 1/16 carats. She perhaps yearned secretly for the 516 ½ carat fragment of the 3025 ¾...

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