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THE ADVENTURES OF MISS SWEET

   
   

CHAPTER 53

   
   

 

 

THE EMPEROR'S AMULET

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THE EMPEROR'S AMULET

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It was a simple stone of little value.

 

But in March of 1878 it had been worn around the neck of Menelik

who sought to make peace with the Yohannes.

Menelik who claimed to be the descendant of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.

Menelik who was to become Menelik II  Emperor of Ethiopia.

 

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In 1934 Ethiopia was a free country surrounded by colonies of Britain, France,

and Italy with  German East Africa not far away.

In 1935 Italian forces invaded Ethiopia.

By 1937 the King of Italy, Victor Emmanuel III,  had been crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.

With Ethiopia in the hands of the Italians, British and French Somalilands were isolated.

France had maintained a toe hold in Côte française des Somalis (French Somaliland).

Côte française des Somalis capital, the ancient city of Djibouti, had been a trading center for thousands of years and was the doorway to the Arabian Sea. .

Control of the city meant control of the passage from the Mediterranean Sea

to the Arabian Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

  

The soon to be formed Axis powers wanted to lock the door.

The stone was the key to reopen it.

 

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THE ASSIGNMENT

  

Samantha had received instructions and a package through the usual channels.

A simple assignment.

 

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Deliver a stone which was purloined by overzealous "archeologist". 

Return the stone to a representative of  Emperor Selassie.

Seek the Ethiopian's assistance for the French and British in Somaliland.

 

 

PREVIEW FROM PART 1 -  SAMANTHA DELIVERS THE AMULET

 

 

PREVIEW FROM PART 12 -  ARE THE FRENCH ON OUR SIDE?

 

 

PREVIEW FROM PART 25 -  ILSA AND THE COUNTESS

 

   
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
                                                 

 

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