British Commonwealth of Nations: Pride

Sturdy old Sir Walter Runciman, 80, yielded a mite further, last week, to the biblical sin of pride.

The times are gone when his boyish posteriors used to be chastened by the laying on of a knotted rope end. That occurred when, as a stripling of 12, he ran away from home and signed on as cabin boy to a certain savage skipper. Today he controls the great Newcastle shipping firm of Runciman & Co., Ltd., and is proud to sit in the House of Commons. Prouder still is he of the fact that his son, also Walter, also sits in...

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