Without fuss or pother a dark, good-looking man, accompanied by three attendants, boarded the Orient Express at Sofia, Bulgarian capital (TIME, Aug. 8). Next morning newspapers announced in Slavic, King Boris had departed on vacation. Not a word of his destination escaped.
Aboard the speeding rapide there was no one who would answer to the title of king; but a well-dressed man by the name of Count Rilski was known to be none other than the Tsar of the Bulgars.
Across Europe he sped.
Meantime, rumors spread. The lonely bachelor monarch was again looking...