Shrewd Evita Peron knew a good chance when she saw one. The letter on her desk, addressed to Agustin Americo Merlo of Argentina's Washington embassy staff, was a routine solicitation from the capital's Children's Society, Inc. for a contribution for needy Washington children. Smart Señior Merlo had got the society's O.K. to send the request to Buenos Aires for Evita to peruse.

Evita was willing. After all, if she sent help to the poor in the U.S., her descamisados would have new and dramatic proof of her great heart. Besides, after all the coolness...

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