RUSSIA: Sir E. Ovey's Fork

At a banquet given recently by Soviet Foreign Commissar Maxim Litvinov, Sir Esmond Ovey, British Ambassador, was startled by his fork.

It exactly resembled all the other forks at table, was of solid silver, engraved with an ornate crest supported between a lion and a unicorn rampant. It bore the motto Honi soit qui mal y pense.

Sir Esmond Ovey made no protest, went on quietly forking some excellent caviar. Beyond a doubt all the knives, forks and spoons on the table had been seized during the Russian Revolution from the then British Embassy—i.e. stolen. Never...

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