Foreign News: Vive l'Audace!

The inimitable, irrepressible, M. Léon Daudet, editor of the Parisian Royalist newspaper L'Action Française, escaped last week from the Prison Santé. He went there only after 3,000 policemen, firemen, soldiers, had overawed a band of his Royalists numbering 980, and forced him to submit to arrest (TIME, June 13 et seq.). It was a group of these keen-witted, although sometimes foppishly clad, Royalists who filched M. Daudet deftly out of jail last week and spirited him into hiding.

Their plan was simple, shrewd. At noontime, while Minister of Interior Albert Sarraut was lunching,...

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