BELGIUM: Death of Astrid

Along the edge of the Lake of Lucerne, from Lucerne to Kussnacht, runs a new macadam road two lanes wide, edged with an eight-inch coping of concrete. Every 50 feet there is a twelve-inch aperture for drainage. Every 100 feet there is an 18-ft. gap.

For days it had been raining in Switzerland. Leopold of Belgium and Queen Astrid, vacationing in the Villa Haslihorn near Lucerne, sent their three small children back to Brussels. But next morning the sun came out hot and strong, with the promise of a fine day for a mountain...

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