The hulking, ham-fisted persons who now & then take George V's crown & sceptre from the Tower of London and always put them back are unofficially "Beefeaters," officially the Yeomen of the Guard.

In their scarlet, gold-laced uniforms last week the Beefeaters carefully removed from the Tower not only the crown and the sceptre but a whole shop windowful of diamond-studded ornaments. Piling into motorcars they took these to St. James's Palace, guarded them during the night.

Next morning the Beefeaters, carrying their halberds and an oil lantern, explored the electrically lighted cellars...

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