MIDDLE EAST: No Kisses for Achmed Bond

He moves with the speed of an aroused mongoose. His brilliant black eyes swiftly size up the enemies who are always near by—drunken Americans, leering Rhodesians, simpering Portuguese and, particularly, shifty Israelis. His photoelectric brain registers all details equally quickly. His life consists of "violent periods interspersed with short pauses spent in simple pleasures," but those pleasures include neither smoking nor drinking. Women? With his athlete's body and his eagle's profile, he is catnip to the ladies, but he spurns them —particularly those with wanton Western ways. He is a gentle...

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