SIAM: Not Without Blood

Not many monarchs can take a revolution with the bland aplomb of Siam's spunky little King Prajadhipok who, hav-ng been through three in the past two years, last week faced his fourth.

When the shooting started His Majesty asked with interest who was leading the rebels. "Sire," he was told, "they are led by Prince Bavaradej. He has captured the Royal Airdrome and is marching on Bangkok." "What? Prince Bavaradej!" cried King Prajadhipok. "Inform the populace at once of my deep regret that a member of the Royal Family should be...

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