BULGARIA: Humble Ferdinand

Last week that hardy statesman, that skilful graphic artist in words, the abdicated Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria, sought and gained pardon from the Vicar of Christ for an offense which has estranged the Vatican from Sofia these many years. Humbly presenting himself "as a pilgrim," Ferdinand bent his powerful big-boned frame and kissed the regally extended Papal toe. Pardoned, he wove what spells he might in the Papal ear during the half hour of audience allotted him. Then, with his handsome features wreathed in the smile of one handsomely forgiven, he quitted...

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