GREAT BRITAIN: Missions Accomplished

Lord Inverchapel, Britain's suave Ambassador to the U.S. (who looks like a cigar-store Indian with a Valspar finish), went to Britain last month for his first vacation in ten years. In the midst of Britain's crisis, the Foreign Office ordered him back to the U.S. immediately. But he had come to Britain, protested Inverchapel, on important personal business: to acquire a wife and to exorcise a witch. The Foreign Office thought this a sample of the celebrated Inverchapel wit. It had hardly stopped chuckling before Inverchapel had accomplished both missions.

In an Edinburgh registry office, Inverchapel (65) remarried fortyish Chilean...

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