Foreign News: Wenzel Number Four

All over England for the 325th time, stalwart citizens burned effigies of Guy Fawkes last week. Mr. Fawkes, 325 years ago, was employed by some Roman Catholics to ignite a quantity of gunpowder secreted in the cellar of the Houses of Parliament directly under the Throne of His Most Protestant Majesty James I.

In time's nick Igniter Fawkes was apprehended and the historic "Gunpowder Plot" failed; but every year thereafter Royal guards have searched the Parliamentary cellars just before the King was scheduled to open Parliament.


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