GREAT BRITAIN: Piece of Earth

Liberal M.P. Leslie Hore-Belisha, returning last week to London after Parliament's August recess, felt a new and better man. He was, said he, refreshed in body, spirit and mind. Also, to his satisfaction, he had confirmed two of his favorite contentions:

> That politicians need periods of retreat for contemplation and reflection upon the ultimate reasons for existence.

> That the best retreat, now that the Continent is cut off from Britain, is the Abbey of the Cistercian monks in Leicester.

Britain's onetime War Secretary had proved his contentions by practicing them. He had chosen the Leicester Abbey because the Cistercians isolate...

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