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Selecting lobsters for dinner, St. George's Harbour. Bermuda lobsters are so British they wear Her Majesty's crown. In Bermuda even crustaceans are patriotically British. They've a regal crown on their shells! September 1 begins our lobster season. But should you arrive early, other feasts await. Our continental chefs add flair to native dishes like Rockfish Chowder or Hopping John. And as you dine, you're no more than a half-mile from the Atlantic -warm, reef-protected, with scores of immaculate pink beaches. Britain's pressure-less island. Although Bermuda is less than 2 jet hours from the States, it's British through and through. Splendidly British in its sports and ceremonies. Attentively British in its Old World service. Uncompromis ingly British in its insistence upon proper dress. Fun has a thousand names here. Bermuda offers everything from surrey-riding to deep-sea fishing. From antiquing to water skiing. From calypso to fashion shows. And international bargain shopping as well - woollens, cameras, china, watches-at 20% to 60% below U.S . For children, too. Parents say it's a marvellous place to bring children. Bermuda's fun has no age limits. And Bermuda nannies will take charge when you want a holiday from the children! Accommodations are as varied as the island itself. Luxurious hotels. Unique Bermuda guest houses. Cot tage colonies where you may have breakfast on your own terrace. Caution: Bermuda is small-so see your travel agent early. Or write Bermuda, 610 Fifth Ave., New York 20 * 6 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago 2 * 111 Richmond St., W., Toronto. Tantalizingly clear water. So clear, you can sight-see underwater - in exotic sea gardens.