FRANCE: Krim's Envoy

Into the Quai d'Orsay (Foreign Office) there strolled last week one Captain Gordon Canning, Britisher. Negligently leaning upon one corner of the desk of an undersecretary, he flipped open the following interesting document, which he claimed to have brought from the war area in Morocco:

"Amersine, Near Ajdir.

"In the name of God, humility, praise and thanks.

"May it be known by these presents that we, by the grace of God, authorize the bearer to receive for us the conditions which France and Spain offered in July last, which...

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