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Sextuplets Arrive! FRENCHWOMAN BEATS DIONNE MOTHER

Fortnight ago these epic headlines blared forth from the front page of the London Sunday Referee, lurid weekly beloved by Britain's masses. Billed as a "Sunday Referee Special," the startling story related how "a peasant woman, forty-two years of age, sits in Triboure, a lonely little village on a spur of the Pyrenees. Her foot rocks a cradle in which lie—SIX FULL-SIZED NORMAL BABIES. SHE GAVE BIRTH TO THEM IN ONE DAY SEVEN MONTHS AGO." The reason this amazing news had been so long reaching the world, explained the Referee, was that "there is...

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