Foreign News: Geophagists

Parisians, wholesomely blasé to most human foibles, read last week with revulsion of the strange cravings of geophagists.

Atop Montmartre there flourish not only tourists in search of vi- carious pleasure, but also some few who indulge themselves. Last week the learned ethnologist, Professor Charles Fegdal, revealed that these Montmartroise have ever had peculiar tastes.

Said he, "I have discovered that even in prehistoric times Montmartre was the resort of geophagists, or 'dirt eaters' who came from leagues around to partake of the succulent and nutritive clay still to be found in this part of...

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