Another humorous piece from the papers of 'EVOE' i.e. Punch editor E.V. Knox. A Kit Marlowe parody…
MARLOWE IN ABADAN
"Our methods of dealing with Persia have scarcely been those of Tamburlaine the Great," I wrote; and then (remembering a recent dramatic performance) I thought "How very strange if they had been." Something, I suppose, after this sort.
Enter, from underground holes, MR. MOUSSADEK and the BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, with great voluted swords.