Royal Ambassador

The Guest. Wales, on his princely progress in Nigeria (TIME, Apr. 20), left Lagos on the seaboard and sped into the heart of the country.

For 44 hours, the royal train puffed and grunted its way through native hamlets, through bushland and sterile desert. At all peopled spots, natives, in riotous colors either knelt beside the railway and murmured bamka da suwa (a blessing on your coming) or, with shining, oily faces, voiced raucous enthusiasm.

For 23 miles, the Prince himself drove the train. Later, he received 20ยข in...

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