GREAT BRITAIN: Sir Eric and the Five Inches

New York Daily Newsman Howard Whitman went around to Buckingham Palace to see how the King was getting on.

"I'm an American citizen," Whitman said to a burly sergeant. "I'd like to see the King. . . ."

"Now that's a one, isn't it," exclaimed the sergeant. "Fact of it is you can't even go into the palace. This is a private house, this is."

Whitman's subsequent adventures, as recorded by Whitman:

"After a long wait I was able to see the police inspector in charge of the palace detail. . . . 'Quite impossible,' he said. 'Don't you realize that no one...

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