GREAT BRITAIN: The Crown: Oct. 2, 1933

Mumps broke out among Their Majesties' sturdy Highland retainers at Balmoral Castle last week, caused Queen Mary to postpone abruptly the annual Royal Scottish Servants' Ball. Knowing how dangerous mumps can be to a full grown male, Her Majesty ordered all mumpsful Scottish gillies tucked promptly into bed.

George V, one of the best bird shots in his kingdom, escaped the mumps last week but had to stop shooting grouse when his rheumatic arm failed him, grew so weak that he could not raise his gun.

Sympathetic British editors were outraged when George V,...

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