Missioner's Return

Special Delivery Mailman Joseph Edward Davies reported to the Commander in Chief. He had circled the world in 28 days (on its side the plane had "Mission to Moscow" painted in bright yellow letters in English and Russian). Nine of those days he spent in Moscow; five of the nine in bed with his pills because of his ailing stomach. (He drank no vodka at state dinners.) He had two interviews with Joseph Stalin, for a total of seven and a half hours, looked up many an old friend from his Ambassadorial days.*

In his wax-sealed brief case Joe Davies brought...

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