Foreign News: Royal Abscess

The most conspicuous abscess in the world resides in the lower corner of the right lung of His Majesty George V. People all over the world who have ever had to have their pleural cavities drained following pleural pneumonia are vividly conscious that a channel was cut into His Majesty's chest to let the poison drain out. Fortnight ago six royal physicians descried and decided that the royal abscess was not draining properly. They announced that they would have to operate again. To calm a worried public, Court officials quickly declared that the operation would be comparatively minor.

Feeling that no operation...

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