Foreign News: Sir Austen Gashed

A stiff, white strip of sticking plaster was stuck last week over a long gash extending from the forehead to the right eye of Sir Austen Chamberlain, British Foreign Secretary.

He acquired the gash when, at the wheel of his own limousine, he swerved to avoid a woman waddling placidly across Whitehall Square.

Sir Austen's limousine was stopped by a cement safety zone, while its glass windows became splinters. A passing motorist rushed him to Westminster Hospital, and next day he was sufficiently recovered to set out for a holiday at Aix-les-Bains, France....

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