Foreign News: Mrs. Shackleton

In 1909, Ernest Henry Shackleton was knighted for journeying to within 97 miles of the South Pole. In 1922, he died of angina pectoris.

Last week in London his mother, 81, slipped, fell, broke her thigh. Her two daughters, both invalids, were unable to go to her aid. Since Mrs. Shackleton is all but destitute, has no servant, she lay upon the floor for some hours until a friend chanced to hear her cries.


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