Foreign News: Krim Unswizzling

News came last week that Abd-el-Krim, famed "Napoleon of Morocco," now exiled by his French captors (TIME, Sept. 20) upon Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean, a remote Elba, has turned for recreation to dictating his memoirs to a secretary who is also one of his guards.

Proud, always remote and exclusive, even from his own Moroccan people in the days of his "Sultanate," Abd-el-Krim is reported to hold scornfully aloof from the 172,000 inhabitants, mostly Creoles, of Réunion whose chief diversions are rum-swizzling and cinema-going.*

*The black, the brown, the yellow man learns of...

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