ETHIOPIA: 12-to-8 Concession

With jackals and hyenas howling outside the Royal Palace at Addis Ababa last week, a jovial Englishman with the fat chaps of John Bull and a dour Maine Yankee worked furiously in secret. They were writing up something in English, something so important that no one Ethiopian scribe got a look at the whole thing. By the Emperor's command the English sheets were scrambled and handed out of order to different Ethiopian translators, all vowed to secrecy.

Fat Chaps kissed his wife in England on Aug. 10, told her he was going to...

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