Foreign News: King, Gourmet & the Law

Like the least of his subjects, George V, King and Emperor, Defender of the Faith, must obey even laws which to a gentle man and a sportsman seem pettifogging and absurd.

Last week a citizen of Penarth received back in good condition two plovers' eggs he had despatched a few days before to His Majesty. Enclosed was a significant note from the comptroller of the king's household: "Your good intention is much appreciated, but, unfortunately, according to act of Parliament, it is now illegal to gather these eggs, and far this reason they...

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