MOROCCO: The Groveling Pasha

The sly old pasha Hadj Thami el Glaoui joined with French colonials to drive the Sultan of Morocco into exile two years ago. "You dog!" the Sultan hissed helplessly. But last week the Sultan, newly returned to power, had his revenge, in a scene fit for A Thousand and One Nights.

El Glaoui, at 80 one of the richest and proudest sons of the Prophet, showed up at the royal pavilion outside Paris where Sultan ben Youssef is now regally established, awaiting his return to the throne. The old pasha was kept waiting...

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