His countrymen called him "L.G.," and there were many who would add "the man who won the last war." Three generations of his neighbors in Caernarvon village had known him as "the little Welsh wizard," still talked of him as a statesman in his prime. But David Lloyd George, 82 years old this month, realized that 54 straight years in Britain's House of Commons was enough, and said so. A grateful government rewarded him with an earldom.

On Christmas Eve he called Emlyn P. Evans, chairman of the Caernarvon Liberal Association, to his Criccieth home. There, amid the gold-&-silver mementos filling...

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