SARAWAK: The Raja Presents

The Raja had come up to London from his servantless Berkshire cottage, where he has to get on his knees to blow up the fire. The Ranee was in London, celebrating at Giro's with their three pretty daughters. In the House of Commons came an announcement. Ailing, 71 -year-old Sir Charles Vyner Brooke had decided to cede his Sarawak state to Great Britain for one million pounds.

Suspicious leaders rose to ask suspicious questions. Labor's Herbert Morrison countered: "There is something curious about this indignation of the Conservative Party over a little bit of territory's being added to the British Empire."...

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