Day 4: Fatehjang
'Was anyone hurt?'
'Yes,' he says, rather dismissively, as if it happened all the time. 'One old fellow had his arm broken. I've sent him to the hospital.'
The Prince calls forward one of the faithful fifteen who had mounted the guard of honour for my arrival.
'Here is a chap you must meet, Michael.'
A slightly stooped, handsome old man with lively eyes and a fine white beard steps out of the line.
'He fought in the First World War, you know. He's 104. He was a very big man.'
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