In that turbulent country ruled over by Amir Amanullah Khan, was sentenced to death an Italian engineer. He became implicated in a brawl in Kabul, the capital. The police tried to arrest him. The engineer defied them. The police persisted. The engineer shot, killed a Bobby. Finally, the engineer surrendered, was tried, was condemned to death.

Although attempts were being made to patch the matter up by payment of "blood money", in accordance with a tribal custom, members of the Italian colony became irate, declared that the engineer had not had a fair trial. Some of them became disgusted, left...

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