Foreign News: Friendship

In the fishing village of Lossiemouth in Scotland's Morayshire, two raw, porridge-fed youngsters worked and played side by side, developed into firm friends. The name of one was James Ramsay MacDonald, the other's Alexander Grant. MacDonald's uncle and Grant's father were both guards on the Highland Railway. All that was 60 years ago.

Both lads rose in the world. From schoolteacher and invoice clerk, MacDonald became in 1924 Britain's first Laborite Prime Minister. Grant started as a baker's boy in an Edinburgh biscuit company, became general manager of McVitie & Price, Ltd. and...

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