Foreign News: Adam Flayed

Adam, Biblical father of the human race, was called "that weakling," and Mother Eve "an angel," last week at Belfast, Ireland, by their suppositious descendant Viscountess Astor, famed "First Woman M. P." tireless exhalter of women over men.

Said Lady Astor to the general assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ireland, an appreciative audience:

"Eve may have been bad, but she was an angel compared to that weakling Adam! Eve was the first protester. She protested because she didn't want to live in a fool's paradise which seemed good enough to Adam. Eve wanted knowledge and wisdom. Adam came out rather badly in...

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