Music: Death of a Swan

Like the great actress Eleonora Duse, the great dancer Anna Pavlova last week died in a hotel, on tour, in a strange country.* In France, near Dijon, a railroad accident kept her waiting for hours in an unheated train. She caught cold and by the time she reached The Hague, planning to dance there, influenza had developed, also pleurisy. Death came swiftly, in three days. Operations and injections were useless. Pavlova's heart was weak. On the third day she roused from a coma and spoke to Victor...

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