GREAT BRITAIN: And So to Die Again

Zuleika Dobson, a creature of Britain's Humorist ("incomparable Max") Beerbohm was a fatal lady with an unlimited appeal to men—and this despite the fact that she was not strictly beautiful ("Her eyes were a trifle large, and their lashes longer than they need have been"). On a brief visit to Oxford, she bewitched the entire undergraduate population to such a degree of unrequited passion that all save one committed suicide by jumping into the Isis during Eights Week, the name of their lady on their lips. Somewhat touched, Zuleika then moved on...

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