THE CABINET: Inscrutable Design

A suite on the second floor of Washington's Mayflower Hotel constitutes the legation of the Kingdom of Albania. The drawing room is dominated by a talking-machine with a Gargantuan, oldfashioned, master's-voice horn. Presiding there since 1926 has been cultured, convivial Faik (pronounced "fah-eek") Konitza, a sixtyish bachelor who reads 13 languages, has an earned M. A. from Harvard University and numbers among his friends beauteous Ann Corio, famed Italianate strip-teaseuse.

Last week, as the voice of his fugitive master, King Zog I, dwindled away behind the mountains of Greece, drowned out by...

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