AFGHANISTAN: Amir's Progress

A massive bed, once tossed upon by that tempestuous bedfellow the Emperor Napoleon, was formally occupied at Paris, last week, by the Amir of Afghanistan, now touring Europe (TIME, Jan. 23). The bed, richly caparisoned, stands in a suite of Royal Apartments fitted up at the palatial French Foreign Office and placed last week at the disposal of smart, militant Amir Amanullah and his Consort, petite, pearl-skinned, Paris-gowned Queen Thur-aya. As they lay them down to sleep, members of the aboriginal Afghan Royal Suite possessed material as follows for diverting dreams....