SIAM: Brother of the Half-Brother

Yellow-garmented Buddhist priests chanted prayers, thumbed beads, whirred carven prayer wheels. They and all Siam, especially Royal Bangkok, mourned the death of a young medical interne at the American Mission Hospital. No ordinary student he, but a superlatively intelligent one, for he came from a superlatively intelligent house and was none other than Somdet Chao Fa (Prince) Mahidol Adulyadej, brother of His Majesty the King of Siam, heir presumptive to the throne of Siam, Harvard graduate, onetime M. I. T. student.

Despite the death of the heir presumptive and the fact that the...

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