EASTERN THEATRE: Hitrar's Rabshah

The London Times recently printed a letter purporting to have been received from a chieftain in remotest Arabia, thanking British authorities for official war news bulletins. Excerpts: "The people ... are eagerly expecting the news that the British and their Allies have crushed Hitrar and his guilty and criminal party. They accuse Hitrar of having made all wares dearer by waging an unnecessary war and by attacking smaller or weaker nations. Our water-carrier assured me that he would stab Hitrar with his djambia [dagger] if Hitrar should happen to pass this way, and would not mind if I put...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!