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From: Geoff Chew <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] The Daily Representative (April 1928)
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2011 10:19:15 +0100
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Quite amusing in a curious sort of way! Did the Daily Representative
go in for other spoof joke-stories? Geoff

On 29 October 2011 07:06, Sunelia Heath <> wrote:
> Monday, April 2, 1928
> Local & General
> A Tragedy.
> In a copy of “The Cape to Cairo Argus” for March 24th, the following harrowing tale appears:-
> Tragedy on Great Trip
> The late Mr. Gordon MAKEPEACE
> Harrowing story from Central Africa
> (From Our Extra Special Correspondent).
> Saturday.
> I regret to announce the untimely death of Mr. Gordon MAKEPEACE, journalist and publicity specialist attached to the Chevrolet Expedition.
> It  appears that the members of the Expedition were in the thick bush when they encountered a party of strange natives brandishing clubs.  Mr. MAKEACE, whose strong suite is hearts, studied their hands carefully, and then with his usual curiosity, asked them whether they were cannibals.
> They were.
> A simple cross marks the scene of the tragedy.

Geoff Chew

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