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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 25, 1912, Image 12

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gan to wriggle and squirm
strangely.
"Here I -am," answered a small,
muffled, piping voice as a tiny
head bobbedup through; Xhe pil
lows, "I don't want to talk to the re
porter! I'm tired of talking to
reporters. I'm sjck of being
stared. at, talked about and ex
amined." - ")
The publicity man sat her on
top of Sl cushion. t
"Tell him," he said, '.'about the
time King Manuel fell in love
with you, and about the Russian
duke, and how the Sultan of Mo
rocco wanted to make" you First
Lady of the Harem"
"I wont," snapped Princess
Victoria. "This is"going- to he
the first truthful ihterview I ever
handed put." ' '. ,
Here's her story: '
""I was bom in Australia 22
years ago. i weign 5j6rpounds,
and am 194 inches tall. My par
ents were full size.
"For a long time I've been on
exhibition. We came ' to this
country from England "
y "It isn't true that King Man-
name for me. It isn't true that aN
Russian duke fought a. duelwith
a Balkan prince for love of me,
and the Sultan of Morocconever
saw me in his Hfe. Those gags
re played out!" ' s
Here the publicity man tore
his hait!
"Bm billed as a miniature Mel
ba. Say, did you ever hear her
sing. The bill boards, sar I am as
good a pianist a& Fedecewski Didi
you ever hear him? I can sing
enough to carry a tune, and can
rattle Hhe "keys pretty well con-
sidering my hands are iro "bigger
than a baby's, but forget all
that press agent stuff I r -
"And while I'm on the job, just
put anail in that tale abcfut? my
being of royal blood. Father was
a plumber! j
"In conclusion, letme say that
I wish I Were not the littlest
dwarf in the world. IAvish I
were 5 feet tall, married to a
-prosperous grocer and had three
children two boys and a girl. I
wish I had -nothing to do,but
mend clothes, wash dishes, sweep
floors, go to market and cook.
That's all I wish!" I
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