Canada: Sentimental Journey

It was the kind of trip the Prime Minister likes best—sights to see, a respectable minimum of speeches and official duties, a sentimental mission or two.

Paris was a one-day stop. There Mackenzie King paid homage to the man who he believes is one of history's greatest. At the Pasteur Institute, where he asked photographers not to take pictures, he went down into an underground chapel, placed six red roses on the black marble tomb of Louis Pasteur. Then he knelt, his face in his hands, for three silent minutes. When he emerged his cheeks were wet with tears.

Observing Man. In Belgium,...

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