SPAIN: Quoted

MM. Jerome and Jean Tharaut, brothers and writers, were granted an audience by King Alfonso of Spain. Said the King to them:

"Have you in your travels in Spain noticed that we are living in a state of siege under military oppression? The foreign papers I see declare our Directory shoots and imprisons people and spreads a reign of terror everywhere. Have you received such an impression?

"Nothing has changed in our custom ary life, and for my part I know no country where the police are less...

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