Empire and world interest focused last week on a tiny old man with a knob of a head, thin greying hair and gold-rimmed spectacles. This was the mysterious "intervener" in the divorce case of Mrs. Simpson. It was he who alone seized and exercised a right possessed by every British subject after a decree nisi of divorce has been granted in the Kingdom, namely the right at any time in the following six months to tip off the King's Proctor that there is something fishy about the case and demand that the...

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