HUNGARY: Strange Putsch

In the cafes of Pest, where even the waiters wear monocles, race-proud Magyars have hatched many a dark plot to put young Archduke Otto on the vacant throne in Buda across the Danube. But Archduke Otto is no Magyar; he is a Habsburg. To find a more appropriate ruler for his people was the self-appointed mission of a young Magyar fencing-master named Toth. Like the Finns, Esthonians, Turks and Tartars, the Magyars are part Asiatic, are believed by some to be re- lated to the Japanese. Fencing-Master Toth chose for his king the...

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