MOROCCO: 26 Matters of Principle

Like many another wealthy Moor, French Morocco's deposed Sultan Sidi Mohammed ben Youssef had enjoyed himself in two worlds. He liked fine automobiles, often wore European dress, sent his sons to French schools. But he also took full advantage of a standard Moslem privilege—plenty of women. He had two wives and 41 concubines, none of whom (according to a close friend) was long neglected.

When the French bustled Ben Youssef off to exile in Corsica last month (TIME, Aug. 31), they allowed him to take along the two wives and one favorite concubine. Last week 26 of the girls he...

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