Washington Wonders

Like the pea in a shell game, Britain's Prime Minister had vanished from Washington and reappeared (could it be the same cigar?) in London. Gathering its wits again, Washington felt not unlike a bewildered yokel. What had Churchill and Roosevelt been up to? What had been accomplished? In the troubled air, like motes in a just-dusted room, hung questions, not yet answered, perhaps unanswerable.

Some people in Washington—still suffering from the national inferiority complex—which holds that an American is always out-traded by a Briton in a conference—feared that the Prime Minister had sold the President...

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