PERIPATETICS: After 21 Years

Up the Red Sea and into the Suez Canal last week plowed the 9,424-ton freighter Katoomba, bound for Marseilles with a distinguished prisoner. Sixty-six-year-old Abd el-Krim, who had brilliantly led Berbers and Arabs against Spaniards and Frenchmen in the Riff country of Morocco a generation ago, was exchanging the 21-year exile of Reunion Island, in the Indian Ocean, for the milder exile of a villa on the French Riviera. Or so the French Government expected. Instead, when the Katoomba reached Port Said, Abd el-Krim, now portly and grey of beard, walked ashore and placed himself and his retinue of...

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