SWEDEN: Mad Erik

Pale, pop-eyed Erik Berggreen stood at the bar of a Swedish court last week charged with robbery, to wit: the theft of a number of watches, pieces of jewelry. As the evidence was reported, Swedish travelers for the past six months on the crack Norrland Express, between Stockholm and Narvik in Norway, tingled at the thought that they had been riding on a train driven not only by a thief, but by a madman.

In the witness stand last week appeared the hesitant fireman of the Norrland Express. Grudgingly he admitted that he...

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