Foreign News: King for Two Days

For 48 hours last week, France's bustling city of Nancy (pop. 113,000) became old Vienna. Dispossessed archdukes, counts, princes and out-of-work nobles by the score had been routed from the attics of exile to play their parts in a real-life operetta. A happy peasantry, as gay in their slightly frayed folk costumes as a Shubert chorus, swarmed about Nancy's little Church of the Cordeliers. Who, for the moment, wanted to remember that the Emperor who was to be married there had no empire, that he had met his bride in a refugee camp, and...

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