Foreign News: Ghoulish Notes

They are neither man nor woman—They are neither brute nor human, They are Ghouls!

—Poe.

¶ Rumanian frontier officials ghoulishly pried open the coffin of a Hungarian diplomat last week, as it was about to be shipped out of Rumania.

The corpse at which they peered was that of Herr Richard Eichorn, late Hungarian Consul at Klausenburg, Rumania. Hungarian news organs charged in a frenzy of indignation that Hungarian diplomatic seals on the coffin had been broken and the corpse "subjected to gross indignity."

An international incident seemed to impend when the Rumanian ghouls incautiously admitted that they had pulled the corpse this way...

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