FRANCE: The Polite Pair

Paris newspapers were as indignant over the thefts as their readers, but they had to admit that the series of burglaries which had plagued the residents in fashionable Neuilly and the Bois de Boulogne over the past month had been carried out in exquisite style, "avec delicatesse et galanterie," as one paper put it.

The two burglars—"the polite pair," the papers called them—broke into the house of U.S. Commercial Attache Edward Krause. The little fat one, "le petit gros," forced the Krauses into a bedroom at the point of a gun while his...

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