CYPRUS: The Changelings

About 3,000 years after King Solomon, in his boundless wisdom, settled the case of two mothers claiming the same child, District Judge Mehmed Zekia Bey of Nicosia, Cyprus was faced with a similar problem.

Complaints in the Morning. More than four years ago Panayiota Theofanous, a pretty soft-voiced Nicosia housemaid, caught the fancy of John Gow, a Scots R.A.F. pilot. Airman Gow was killed six months before Panayiota gave birth to a boy in the Nicosia Government Hospital. The rosy baby weighed 7 Ibs. 9 oz., and had eyes as blue as any Scotsman's.

On that same day, in the same hospital,...

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