BAHREIN: The Uncontrollable Genie

In the summer of 1925 a young Englishman named Charles Dalrymple Belgrave found himself in a quandary as old as the state of matrimony. Home on leave from a colonial service job in Tanganyika, Belgrave had become smitten with the Mayfair-bred daughter of a prosperous knight, and knew he could not support her on his colonial service pay. He began to read the "Personals" column of the London Times and was intrigued by this one:

WANTED : Young gentleman, age 22 to 28, public school and/or university education, required for service in an...

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