National Affairs: The Marvel Child

Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Charles Augustus Lindbergh entered the reception hall. The crowd of stiffly dressed, excited diplomats caught their breaths as President Miguel Paz Barahona motioned him to the presidential chair. The U. S. youth, unsurprised, sat gravely down. Speeches. Hondurans coined for him a new nickname, "The Marvel Child." He was presented with a wafer thin watch hidden inside a U. S. $20 gold piece. In the street an unidentified citizen rushed excitedly through his escort, seized him firmly; lifted him high; screaming "The greatest man on earth." Wnen native maidens rushed...

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