ITALY: Champions

"My eight children, Your Excellency, have all been born without a midwife. You see, our farm is a long way out in the country, and the midwife always arrives too late. I am soon going to have my ninth, Your Excellency."

"I have had seventeen children, Your Excellency, and fourteen of them are living, but only nine have been born since April 15 1926—so I have entered only the nine in this contest, Your Excellency!"

"My husband was fighting in Ethiopia, Your Excellency, when my quadruplets were born!"

Italian mothers last week babbled these pleasant tales of motherhood to Benito Mussolini in...

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