Chapter 25 Summary

It is all over by the next evening; the coup has failed. In three days, hundreds of Imperial Bodyguard soldiers have been killed and many others have surrendered. As the military closed in on the palace, General Mebratu and a small contingent of men fled through a back entrance and headed north under cover of darkness. The next morning, Emperor Hailie Salassie the First (Conquering Lion of Judah, King of Kings, Descendant of Solomon) returns by plane to Addis Ababa. Crowds take to the streets, wildly cheering and dancing as the Emperor’s motorcade passes through the streets of the city. Almaz is one of the cheering crowd, and she tells them their leader’s face was full of love for his people and their loyalty; she swears there...

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