THE LEAGUE: Stomachic Victory

While snotty-nosed Arab children stopped scuffling in the dust to gape and wonder, a disguised Egyptian policeman recently offered to buy a mangy and decrepit old camel for $40, about 20 times its apparent value. The astonished moppets' beady eyes grew even wider as the camel's Arab owner not only turned down this princely offer but refused to sell at any price—and was promptly arrested. Disemboweling the old camel, police found it had been forced to swallow zinc cylinders containing narcotics by Arab smugglers who recently have been driving a surprising number of decrepit camels from Palestine into Egypt....

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