After ten weeks, 50 sessions, an
estimated 3,000,000 words, the Foreign Ministers' deputies, meeting in
Paris to write an agenda for a Big Four conference, had just about
talked themselves out. Even Andrei Gromyko knew there was nothing more
to say: one day last week, he spoke for exactly one minute. But still
neither side dared make the first move to the door. The talk trickled
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