Foreign News: Courage and Hope

A bug-eyed crowd of Egyptians lined the quayside at Suez last week as the British cruiser Enterprise passed through. Several dozen dejected Ethiopians could be seen under the quarter-deck awning, but among them was not the bearded, tiny figure all eyes sought. Haile Selassie, Conquered Lion of Judah, was below decks with a secretary checking over box after box of gold bars, clinking Maria Theresa silver thalers.

Down from the wireless room came a marine orderly. A syndicate of British newspapers offered $25,000 for a signed interview. Haile Selassie shook his kinky head, went...

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