Foreign News: Jolly Good George

London police this week found a well dressed, be-monocled Englishman sleeping in an ash can, having started to sit up all night to get a view of King George's Silver Jubilee and imperceptibly slumped in, dozed off. Scotland Yard decided that to control the vast crowds which filled London's sidewalks and streets all night was both impossible and unnecessary. On the vast marble base of the Victoria Monument directly in front of Buckingham Palace a working class family camped elaborately, the husband shaving himself with brush dips into the fountain, then lighting an...

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