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145 outdoors man--bearded and well-tanned   from years   spent   in   the   sun ... as philosophical about politics as he is about science."

      It concluded:

"Unless he can build up a personal following like his predecessor, Mr Darby, Mr Stewart may find his political life ending as quickly as it began."

        We had moved into the electorate office which had been vacated by Darby.    It was in an old grey building around a corner from the Corso. Darby had chosen premises on the "mezzaine" floor--actually a cramped space off a landing on the winding stairs which led up to a dentists surgery.   The office had been partitioned into two small cubicles, one for the member and one for the secretary.   There was barely enough room in each for a desk.   As well as two desks, we were issued with member's and secretary's swivel chairs, four chairs for constitutents, four filing cabinets, a bookcase, a typewriter and a photocopier.   All this equipment was jammed into these dark cubbyholes, which were obviously not intended to attract visitors.

      The filing cabinets were empty, except for a slim manila folder, which lay forgotten at the back of a drawer.   Inside was a treatise entitled  "My  Plan  For  The  New  China:  By  Douglas  Darby".    A dozen foolscap pages described a proposed invasion from  

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