Foreign News: Edith the General

Resonantly in his wig and gown Counsellor J. P. Eddy stood up in London's High Court last week and intoned: "Thou shalt not covet ... his manservant nor his maidservant nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is his."

Mr. Justice Talbot popped his head over the bench to interpose:

"Shouldn't that quotation be 'Nor his servant, nor his maid?' Ah, but of course, I am thinking of the Prayer Book and not the Authorized Version. Proceed!"

So commenced the trial of a case which half the housewives of Britain had followed with...

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