FRANCE: In the Riff

Five thousand Riff tribesmen danced and cavorted among the Riffian hills. "Mulay Mohammed ben Abd-el-Krim," they shouted, brandishing their swords, "Sultan el-Islam, dj'der ba-ba Spanol!"

For hours together they thus chanted their leader's name like an incantation: "Lord Mohammed, Son of the Slave to the Generous One, Sultan of Islam, Breaker of Spanish heads!" All this they shouted and much more during a week's rejoicing decreed to celebrate the marriage of Abd-el-Krim to the 23-year-old daughter of the Moroccan chieftan whom he deposed (TiME, Feb. 16, 1925,...

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