Letters, Jan. 1, 1940

L'Oeuf's Tabouche

Sirs:

Your story on the general wrongness of Genevieve Tabouis was very fine (TIME, Dec. 11). However you say that this remarkable wrong-way prophet is taken more seriously in England and the U. S. A. than in her native France. In London Mme Tabouis is not taken seriously by "Beachcomber" (J. B. Morton), Beaverbrook's amusing columnist for his two-million-circulation Daily Express. To "Beachcomber," Tabouis is Mme Tabouche (of L'Oeuf) who is continually seeking fulfillment of her prophecy that Iceland will march on Bessarabia.

Recently "Beachcomber" punned thus: "SMALL PROPHETS AND QUICK RETURNS....

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