Foreign News: Orient Express

Railway glamor such as even the 20th Century Limited never knew has ridden for half a century, still rides the Orient Express. For every tycoon deposited in Chicago and for every cinemactress brought to Broadway by the New York Central's famed train, the Orient Express has carried its kings, its Kreugers, its peacock Balkan generals and as many spies as frontier guards can be bribed to pass between Europe proper and Asia improper on the musty, rattle-banging train de luxe. There are also German travelers, omnivorous, industrious and good at figuring out. as...

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