The British Government, although continuing to insist that Viscount Runciman arrived in Prague last week as a "purely private person," engaged a 15-room suite for him at the Alcron Hotel—long the favorite resort of Sudeten German politicians—and proceeded to pay all the bills.

Continentals expect an Englishman to arrive on diplomatic missions with an odor of sanctity, and Prague was not surprised to read that before Lord Runciman left Cowes, where he had been yachting, he bowed his head in its Holy Trinity Church while the vicar intoned a prayer "for...

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