Foreign News: A Tale of Two Children

Peter K. Grimes had neither the cloak, the dagger nor the devil-may-care air of a scarlet pimpernel. A Boston travel agent, Harvardman Grimes, 32, married a German war widow who had come to the U.S. to study at Columbia University. His wife Irmgard had left her two young daughters by her first marriage in East Germany with her father, but she and Peter quickly agreed that the family should be brought together.

Twice, the Grimeses went to Germany to get the children, but Mrs. Grimes's father, an oldtime Communist and smalltown Red official named...

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