SYRIA: Triumph of Civilization

News dispatches solemnly reported an Arab tale of a boy who lived with a herd of gazelles in the Syrian desert. He browsed and watered with them, sped over the sand with them when they fled the hunter. In fact, he ran at a speed of no less than 50 m.p.h.* for several miles before a jeepload of hunters finally overhauled him and took him into camp. Skeptical Americans, who had been raised on such fare from P. T. Barnum to Johnny ("Tarzan") Weissmuller, heard and grinned.

Last week they got the rest of the story: Syria's Gazelle Boy had...

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