Lord Curzon called across the sea in a stage whisper to America: "Are you still willing to help us find a solution of the reparations mess? Yes? But you wouldn't be, if France won't join us, would you ?"
Secretary Hughes called back: "Sure, we're willing to help, but, of course, it's no use if France doesn't come in!"
And Poincare reluctantly grumbled : "Yes, we'll help."
So the matter was settled.
Colonel George Harvey, Ambassador at the Court of St. James, was preparing to sail for home. Before he left, he attended a farewell...