GREECE: Woman Bite

The late King Alexander of Greece died of a monkey bite (1920). Last week the Prime Minister of the Greek Republic, famed Eleutherios Venizelos, was bitten by a woman.

"Let me kiss your hand!" pleaded the woman (not old) as M. Venizelos was leaving the Presidential Palace. After sinking her young teeth into the 64-year-old statesman's hand she screamed, "You traitor to the King!" fled.

Cried Eleutherios Venizelos, "Let her go! I command it!" Physicians pronounced the bite "clean," scouted rumors of hydrophobia.

The king in whose name the bite was taken is George II, now banished, who recently and superfluously announced...

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