In Britain no cartoonist is quite so feared by statesmen and beloved by the public as omnipresent David Low, whose children will not let him shave off the beard he grew on a boat trip down the Volga.

This year that dominant moppet, Rachael Low, 13, her sister Prudence, 15, and their mother accompanied Low on a banging, booming holiday. First shots were in the harbor of Lisbon, where two Portuguese war boats fired live projectiles in a brief mutiny (TIME, Sept. 21 ) before the Lows sailed on to South America, stopped...

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