A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 26, 1948

After the Communist coup in Czechoslovakia, our Eastern European correspondent, Robert Low, got an urgent telegram from a United Press reporter who had sublet his apartment in Prague. It said that the landlady had canceled the lease and was threatening to repossess his furniture.

At the time, Low was busy working on the cover story about Greek guerrilla chief Markos (TIME, April 5). So Mrs. Low who was with him in Athens, rushed to Prague to recoup their possessions. The following account of the difficulties she encountered has just reached us from Istanbul...

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