For four days and nights, Rio de Janeiro rocked to the torrid music of samba bands, the tin-shop crash of colliding motor cars, the laughter and shrieks of costumed revelers. Cariocas agreed that it was the greatest carnival they had ever celebrated.

In the course of the jamboree, 41 people were bitten by animals or human beings. A howling burglar was caught after he had run from the scene of his crime smack into a beehive. One policeman shot his wife in the leg and was himself knifed by another man. Another cop had his skull bashed by a man...

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