Foreign News: The New Owners

No passengers are permitted on the northbound newspaper train leaving London's grimy King's Cross station each morning at 2:34 a.m. But 15 minutes before the train was scheduled to leave one morning a man climbed aboard it and settled himself in a car reserved for railroad employees. "No passengers," said a ticket collector. The traveler refused to budge. The ticket collector fetched a guard. The traveler refused to budge. The guard fetched an assistant stationmaster.

"The railways are nationalized. They belong to me and to everyone!" shouted the would-be passenger. "I can do as I like now."

The three harassed officials tried in...

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