Foreign News: Wolf! Wolf!

One of the most extraordinary and most typically British characters that Alice met on the other side of the looking glass was the White Knight. To be prepared for "everything" he carried not only tin armor and a helmet, but also a sandwich box, a mousetrap, fire-irons, carrots, a beehive; and his horse was equipped with anti-sharkbite anklets. Great Britain was last week compared to the White Knight by more than one Briton, and the parallel was just.

Precautions went screwy. To prevent autos from striking them during blackouts, cows and horses were painted...

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