PERU: Royal Sun

On the last day of Peru's Carnival (literally "Farewell to Flesh") last week, in the delighted presence of Edward of Wales and Prince George, an Indian in a painted wooden mask raised high his arms and cried: "Thou shalt not rob! Thou shalt not kill!" Drums throbbed, rattles whirred, flat-footed dancers in brilliant soft woolen blankets and wooden animal masks thumped their way round and round the stage of the New Municipal Theatre of one of the world's oldest cities, Cuzco, "two miles high."

Here ruled the bygone Inca kings, here yowling little...

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