Cranking up, minus pontoons, at Karachi, India, the U. S. round-the-world trio took the air for Atlantic shores. Constantinople, Bucharest, Vienna, Strasbourg flashed by beneath them. On the seventh day they landed at Paris. Chagrined at being too poor to afford her own circummundane expedition, France none the less accorded the Americans an effusive reception—squadronal escorts of planes from Strasbourg on, cheering crowds on the Champs Elysées, cordial officials at Le Bourget airdrome.

Tired, smutty, perspiring, the Americans asked: "How do we stand in the Olympic games?"

Not many hours later they were off again—for Croydon Field, near London, and their trans-Atlantic hop...

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