FRANCE: Raids and Inquiries

Looking like a cross between Santa Claus and Socrates, M. Chéron is one of the few people in the world who was a friend of a legitimate Saint. Years ago in his native Normandy he used to play the guitar while Thérèse Martin, the "Little Flower" of Lisieux, sang hymns. This intrepid Norman was Minister of Finance immediately after Premier Poincaré's famed stabilization of the franc, served in three cabinets and retired in 1930, leaving a treasury surplus of 19,000,000,000 francs. Because Papa Chéron was never one to become needlessly excited, Frenchmen...

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