Newspapers had described her as blonde, beautiful, glamorous—a Mata Hari who had vampired information out of Government employees and slipped it to Communists to send on to Moscow.

The truth about her was not so exciting. When she appeared before two congressional committees last week, she proved to be neither beautiful nor glamorous. She was plump and had a sharp nose and receding chin. She was not blonde; her hair was dark brown. But she was—or had been—a spy. There was no doubt about that. And the torrent of her confession was...

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