A buxom, healthy, studious Dutch girl reached the age of 21 last week, celebrated by moving from her town residence at The Hague to an estate called the "House in the Wood." One and all, Dutch newspapers congratulated the young woman, but a few of the very oldest and most aristocratic news organs of Amsterdam and The Hague also dropped respectful hints.

It would not have been respectful to hint that at 21 the heiress of the House of Orange-Nassau should have a husband. Dutch delicacy forbade that. But it was permissible, right,...

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