ALBANIA: Fatima--or Else!

Fatima—or Else!

Some years ago His Majesty King Zog posted with the more reputable European marriage brokers an offer of $5,000 for a bride "suitable to become Queen of Albania," and willing. Tirana, the mountainous little kingdom's capital, is regarded among diplomats as the "worst hole" in Europe. In a famed instance, lonely King Zog through his telescope espied from the Royal Palace four traveling salesmen playing cards in their Tirana hotel bedroom, telephoned over to ask if he could come and join the game. The defects of Tirana, plus His Majesty's extreme...

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