INTERNATIONAL: Accord de Confiance

INTERNATIONAL

Sir John Allsebrook Simon is tall, bland, very British. The breadth of his shoulders is accentuated by a neck long yet not too long. Smooth and pink, the face of his Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs takes on at will an innocent, babyish expression, flashes his "lightning smile" or congeals into withering hauteur. Throughout the Empire "John," as his few intimates call him, is famed as Britain's most highly remunerated barrister. Slow in walk and gesture he is lightning quick of mind and...

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