EGYPT: The Djinni in the Bedroom

The new Shepheard's Hotel glimmered palely in the Cairo night, and its veranda lights were reflected in the Nile. In a fifth-floor suite three-year-old Prince Nawaf of Saudi Arabia lay fast asleep. In the bedroom of a similar suite three floors below dozed the Begum Aga Khan, 52, a handsome Frenchwoman who was "Miss France of 1932" and is the widow of the wealthy Aga Khan, who lies buried 500 miles upriver at Aswan.

Well past midnight a strapping Negro named Salim al Abdullah, one of Prince Nawaf's two bodyguards, returned to the...

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