LATIN AMERICA: Shrewd

During a "run" on the Royal Bank of Canada, at Havana, occasioned by false and malicious rumors, President Gerardo Machadey Morales of Cuba fought his way through the crowd and into the bank with an immense wad of notes in one hand. Arrived at the deserted window marked "Receiving," the President counted out $100,000 with the greatest possible ostentation and deposited that sum. In a twinkling the "run" stopped.

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