National Affairs: Greeter to the World

Next came the guests, mostly Kings and Queens, and among them Alice recognized the White Rabbit; it was talking in a hurried nervous manner, smiling at everything that was said, and went by without noticing her.

At an airline gate at Washington's National Airport, two tall and solid-looking men stood chatting volubly in German. At departure time the two shook hands and murmured "auf wiedersehen." Then Austrian Chancellor Julius Raab entered the plane. His companion, State Department Protocol Officer John Farr Simmons, waited at the gate until the plane was aloft; then he...

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