Foreign News: A Day for a Dustman

For 17 years Dustman Sidney Cooper collected the trash and garbage of Cheshire's bustling, dusty Borough of Bebington (pop. 47,000). Then Queen Elizabeth came to town.

That was a month ago. The Queen had come to christen the new aircraft carrier Ark Royal, and all Bebington was astir to greet her. Streets were hung with naval pennants, shopfronts blossomed in bunting. As bobbies took up stations along the main street to the shipyards, Bebingtonians by the thousands pressed close to cheer the royal Daimler as it sped past. Dustman Cooper was spending the day as usual, driving his garbage truck through the...

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