The wife of the man who won the "Daily Mail " 10,000 prize by flying from London to Manchester in April, 1910, is almost as enthusiastic an aviator as her husband. Not that she makes many aerial voyages herself, although she has made some ascents. Her part has been to encourage her in trepid husband, who, beginning life as a performer in a travelling circus, has, after a most romantic career, proved himself to be one of the world's most skilful and plucky aviators. "My husband never carries a mascot," says Mdme. Paulhan, "for his mascot is the kiss I always give him before he starts, and he says his best reward is the kiss I give him when he descends again.". A vivacious brunette, Mdme. Paulhan looks after her husband as a mother looks after her child. It is she who has en-couraged him in his experiments by her faith in his ultimate success, and no one is more proud of his achievements. They are a devoted couple, and passionately attached to their four-year-old son Rene, whose favourite toys, needless to say, are aeroplane models.

Madame Paulhan

Madame Paulhan

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His boyish tastes, even at this tender age, already betoken that he has a wish to follow in the daring footsteps of his intrepid father.