Foreign News: Young Wizard

Since the 16th century, when Sir John Baker was Chancellor of the Exchequer and Speaker of the House of Commons, Peter Baker's ancestors have been men of substance and probity. Peter Baker set out to be something more dashing. When World War II came, Peter was only 18, stubby, shortsighted, and thoroughly unmilitary in appearance. But he had dreams of grandeur, and courage to match. He enlisted in the army, got himself assigned to the most hair-raising jobs in warfare-dropping behind enemy lines in The Netherlands for sabotage and espionage, working in enemy...

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