TURKEY: While Bathing

While bathing in the Danube, profligate Prince Abdul Kadir, a son of the late ex-Sultan Abdul Hamid, expired. Too much water in the lungs was the cause of his death.

His father, Abdul Hamid, was one of the astutest and most brilliant of the 36 rulers of the Turkish House of Osman. Had he been less brilliant, the Young Turks might not have thrown him into prison in 1908.*

His son, Abdul Kadir, was also brilliant, and his radiance attracted more ladies than even a self-respecting Turk allowed in his harem. After...

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