A bell tinkled, the doorbell of a secluded mansion near Paris in which reside the abdicated Crown Prince Carol of Rumania and Mme. Magda Lupescu, now enceinte (TIME, Dec. 13).
Soon Carol received in his study a bearded Rumanian, M. Cezianu, who said: "I ask you, in behalf of the King, that you immediately renounce Mme. Lupescu and return to Bucharest."
According to M. Cezianu, Carol answered:
"Impossible! At no price could I accept that condition. I know that the King is very sick, and I know also the love and affection that he...