Busy little Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria and his sloe-eyed Italian Tsarina were completely dumbfounded, as was everyone else in Sofia last week, when the capital suddenly went Communist.

Ballot counting showed that Red candidates had more than doubled their strength in the City Council, that parties favorable to Tsar Boris had lost more than half their seats. What to do? What would Queen Elena say in Rome? Would Il Duce tolerate a Red Sofia? Must the Tsar & Tsarina in their small stucco palace submit to the existence not two blocks away...

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