Foreign News: The Snoek

A cartoon in the Evening News showed a London family preparing with bated breath to open a can of fish. "Steady now, mother," says the paterfamilias, standing by with an ax; "if it springs at you, I slosh it with this ax."

The can was one of ten million on their way from South Africa last week to relieve the monotony of the British diet. They were filled with snoek (rhymes with cook). "I've never met a snoek face to face," said Food Minister John Strachey, announcing the purchase, "so I can't tell you...

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