April 13th, 2010

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QotD / Got the Giggles

Википедия рулит рулём.

One evening Eliot read from [The Waste Land] poem to the Royal Family during WWII. Years later, the Queen Mother recalled the evening:

We had this rather lugubrious man in a suit, and he read a poem… I think it was called The Desert. And first the girls [Elizabeth and Margaret] got the giggles and then I did and then even the King.

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