Foreign News: Deadly Worm

Next to a good reliable ghost, a Family Curse is one of the most hallowed appurtenances of British nobility. Last week a fine old Family Curse made a fine news story. Twenty-year-old Viscount Lambton, son and heir of the 5th Earl of Durham, lay dead by "suicide while of unsound mind," according to a coroner's jury. The folk of Northumberland knew that the Curse of the Worm had struck again.

The Worm of Lambton was fished out of the River Wear at the time of the Crusades by Sir John Lambton, angling godlessly on Sunday....

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