FRANCE: Idealist on Bloodsuckers

"Idealist" on "Bloodsuckers"

The spy's baby which recently enlivened France's great spy gang trial by biting a lawyer (TIME, April 22) snoozed last week as its mother got three years. The other baby, when red-robed Chief Justice Etienne Revol hunched forward to sentence its mother also to three years, let out throat-splitting yells. Thirteen spies received sentences totaling 41 years and ten months.

In the grim tradition of European espionage, "Master Spy" Mme Lydia Stahl, 45, had kept her mouth shut during 16 months in jail and the three weeks of the...