After a trip to Athens, TIME Correspondent Israel Shenker last week reported the circumstances surrounding King Constantine's discovery of last month's army coup:

THE King did not put out the light in his bedroom at Tatoi Palace, 16 miles north of Athens, until 2 in the morning of April 21. He was still awake when the telephone rang at 2:15. It was his longtime friend and adviser, Major Michael Arnaoutis, 39. Some men, reported the major, were trying to smash into his house. "Can you call the police?" asked the King. The major replied...

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