Foreign News: Maiden's Lament

When the high priest of tiny Manipur heard that the Japs were drawing near (see p. 29), he advised the youthful Maharaja to take a third wife; in time of crisis, he said, three could better rule the ruler's heart than two. The Maharaja complied, then issued a ringing challenge: Manipur would resist the Jap to the last man. The young men of Manipur, busy dancing and throwing crimson and purple powder on one another, paused. Wedged between India and Burma, 400 miles northeast of Calcutta, 200 northwest of Mandalay and just south of...

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