GREAT BRITAIN: King's Fingers

Out to Twickenham last week dashed Scotland Yard detectives, summoned by a close friend of George V whom London newspapers respectfully call "King Manoel of Portugal," despite the fact that Portugal became a Republic in 1910.

Friend Manoel stated that thieves had entered and robbed his house. Taking no chances that it might have been an inside job, the Scotland Yarders methodically took the fingerprints of everyone in the house, including "Queen" Augusta Victoria and "King" Manoel—a precaution which the mildly shocked London Press mildly called "unprecedented."

Manoel, who claims to have the finest private library...

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