EGYPT: High Tea, Low Lunch

Lank taut-waisted fighters, urbane yet steely-eyed diplomats, suave but ruthless statesmen—these are the overlords that Britain sends to cow subject peoples. Such is George Ambrose Lloyd, Baron Lloyd, British High Commissioner to Egypt—a so-called "independent state" whose King, Fuad I, reigns though he does not rule.

Last week Lord Lloyd gave a tea party. He is 46. He won his D. S. 0. at 38. Since then he has performed such bold acts as to order on his own responsibility while Governor of Bombay the arrest of Mahatma Gandhi, potent agitator. To Lord Lloyd's Cairo...

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