Foreign News: Premier's Pockets


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Premier Pierre Laval and Foreign Minister Aristide Briand emerged from a cabinet meeting in the Elysée Palace last week in high good humor. A little knot of passersby, a few photographers were waiting for them. The pockets of the Prime Minister's neat blue suit bulged with strange objects. While shutters clicked there were impolite but audible comments on what was in them. A mousetrap? Fromage de Brie? Fishhooks?

"Mais quoi donc!" piped a voice. "Those are the things he's going to talk about in Berlin...

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