Among the bulletins that were issued last week from Craigwell House, Bognor, where the King-Emperor rests after his illness, was one over the signatures of Lord Dawson of Penn and Sir Stanley Hewett, His Majesty's Chief Physicians. Innocent sounding enough, it was secretly carried to London, and submitted to Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin and the Prince of Wales before being published.

"The King," said the bulletin, "is now able to read and apply his mind for short periods of time. Complete recovery is still some months...

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