Chapter 49 Summary

The yellow house is not impressive, but four yellow taxis are parked in front of it. Marion and Mesfin, his taxi driver, are escorted downstairs, where the sights and smells are exactly what might have been found in a home or restaurant in Addis. They are served quickly and the food is delicious. Later, Marion sees a white Corvette purr up to the house. First he sees a shapely leg, and then he sees the rest of her. She has skin the color of café au lait, and she is dressed in a maroon pin-striped blazer over a white blouse and skirt. This lovely Ethiopian lady is wearing heels and red nail polish, and her hair is cut in a “perky, asymmetrical style.” There is no doubt she is the Queen, and she makes her way to her office next...

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