Foreign News: Return to Sex

All last week a row of red pins on the smoking room map marked the slow progress of the S. S. Kenilworth Castle, chief passenger Edward Windsor, down the Western bulge of Africa. High, traditional horseplay erupted when the red pins reached the Equator.

Following inexorable British custom, the Kenilworth Castle hove to just at the moment when by the sextant of her Navigating Officer she was "crossing the Line. A gangway was lowered. In their oldest clothes hilarious passengers who had never bisected the Equator before, trooped from bar to boat deck. Up the boarding ladder came His Majesty King Neptune,...

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