Foreign News: The Crown

With Edward of Wales safe home from Africa and "present in the Kingdom," as head of the Crown Council, the Empire waited, last week, for Death to strike George V or pass him by. Whatever the event there would be no slightest break in that splendrous super-human continuity which endures, not the King but the Crown.

¶ For the first time during His Majesty's 28 days abed a knife was applied, last week, to the royal person. Anesthesia preceding the operation was daringly carried out by Dr. Francis Shipway.

The slender, dexterous, rubber gloved hands of Sir Hugh Rigby applied the knife. Swiftly...

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