POLAND: National Glue

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At the Monastery of the Mountain of Light in Czestochowa, early last week, the arm of the priest who stands to the left of the doorway, dips his little broom in a can of holy water, and dexterously swishes precious spray over the pilgrims, bestowing virtue on the devout but not wasting a drop, grew tired. Thousands of grim, black-clad peasants who had been living on potatoes and pickles, hundreds of gayly costumed villagers, a few colonels in uniform, and counts in Bond Street tweeds,...

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