FOREIGN RELATIONS: Queen Mum at Large

A grandmotherly looking lady walked into F.A.O. Schwarz, the fabulous Fifth-Avenue toy shop, one day last week and announced: "I'm interested in toys for a six-year-old boy and a four-year girl—and I'd like them to be very American." For half an hour she examined and tested a procession of toys before settling for a steam shovel ($5), a plastic tea set ($3), a baking set ($5), a chocolate-drink mixer ($5) and a collection of plastic bricks ($5). Except for her clipped accent and a certain bedlamic stir that trailed after her, the lady might have been any...

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