EGYPT: Ambassador's Snakes

Although Britain's tallest ambassador, six-foot-four-inch Sir Miles Wedderburn Lampson. has spent the past four years of his diplomatic life in Egypt, until last week he put little stock in the accepted Egyptian method of removing snakes from a household. Proper procedure for this everyday occurrence is to call a professional snake charmer.

When 58-year-old Sir Miles and his second wife, beauteous, Italian-blooded, 25-year-old Lady Lampson recently found their summer villa infested with hooded cobras the ambassador determined to remove them his own way. But the native servants refused to go near the...

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