Foreign News: Bare-Faced Godiva

A bare-faced scheme to attract tourists is Coventry's astute "Lady Godiva Procession & Carnival."

Weeks and months ahead, newspapers all over Great Britain announce that in the quaint, hoary home-town of the real Lady Godiva (died circa 1080), she will ride out again. By a kind of national conspiracy in the mood of Peter Pan, the papers imply that Coventry's new Godiva will ride nude.

Not until the day after she has ridden (barefaced, but clothed from toes to neck in flesh-colored tights, swathed in so much false hair as to be practically invisible)...

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