Foreign News: Virtuoso

Tootling his saxophone in London's Bond Street, Aubyn Rayinski, a Russian emigré, was commanded by Constable John Wells to take his noise elsewhere. Rayinski, who knows his rights, retorted: "I am a great artist. I must give my public satisfaction. I do not intend to move."

A few days later, in Great Marlborough Street court, Rayinski was fined 5 shillings (70¢) for "blowing a noisy instrument for the purpose of obtaining alms,'' but made it clear that he considered a great injustice had been done. He filed an appeal.

Last week, Rayinski marched into court...

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