Chesterton was a large man, standing 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and weighing around 21 stone (130 kg; 290 lb). His girth gave rise to a famous anecdote. During World War I a lady in London asked why he was not 'out at the Front'; he replied, 'If you go round to the side, you will see that I am.' On another occasion he remarked to his friend George Bernard Shaw: «To look at you, anyone would think a famine had struck England». Shaw retorted, «To look at you, anyone would think you have caused it». P. G. Wodehouse once described a very loud crash as «a sound like Chesterton falling onto a sheet of tin.»( Summary from Wikipedia )
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