Surrounded by soldiers, police and sombre-coated civilians, President Paul Doundouriotis, 72, puppet president of Greece, descended the steps of the town hall in Athens, well satisfied with his address to the Congress of Mayors, pompous, rotund, lean, from every municipality in the Republic of the Hellenes, otherwise Greece.

At the foot of these steps the presidential car awaited. As the hoary president, hero of the Greece-Turkish Wars of 1897 and 1912-13, entered the automobile, a young man, one Zafioios Goussios, approached with apparent intent to serve a petition upon the chief...

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