SWEDEN: Knaeckebroed

Vividly do Swedes recall a day a few months ago when the Principe Alfonso slid swiftly out of Stockholm harbor. Aboard was King Alfonso XIII, the first King of Spain ever to visit Sweden (TIME, Sept. 24). But what was the tiny speedboat that darted like a water flea after the large ship? Swedes recall that the speedboat drew alongside the Principe Alfonso which, churning the water to soapy froth, stopped. A box was lifted aboard with pulleys. The Principe Alfonso moved on. The impertinent little speedboat shot back toward Stockholm. What did it all mean?

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