BERMUDA: Levon's Love Letter

Amid the fresh salt breezes that blow over Bermuda's romantic coral sands, a medical student from Manhattan last week found his heart hopelessly swaddled in British red tape. He was Levon Abel Akopiantz, on his way home from Lisbon aboard the famed Excalibur. During the long voyage westward he had spent his time writing a letter to his fiancée.

When the British customs officials came aboard at Bermuda, Mr. Akopiantz heatedly refused to allow the British censors to read his missive. Because he "abusively" insisted that the British had no right to coerce a U.S. citizen on a U.S. ship, he...

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