Out of the shadows behind the Speaker's chair, a tall, lank figure made his way to the front bench, flopped down, and put his long legs up on the table. Sir Anthony Eden was making his first appearance in the House of Commons since his collapse at the height of the Suez crisis. Some Tories put up a polite cheer. One or two rose but hastily subsided when they realized no one else was joining them. Other Tories sat mutely staring straight in front of them. The Labor benches kept a stony silence, leaving the Tory welcome starkly revealed...

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