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ONASSIS acknowledged she desired to pass on “the Nature Cruise of the Century,” then every person desired to move, and Roy and Mary Hepburn have been virtually solely forgotten, with their pitiful little cabin under the waterline. by means of the top of March, King was once in a position to liberate a passenger checklist headed through Mrs. Onassis, and via names nearly as glamorous as hers—Dr. Henry Kissinger, Mick Jagger, Paloma Picasso, William F. Buckley, Jr. , and naturally *Andrew MacIntosh, and Rudolf Nureyev and Walter Cronkite, and on and on. *Zenji Hiroguchi, touring lower than the identify Zenji Kenzaburo, used to be stated within the liberate to be an international well-known professional in animal ailments, as a way to make him look kind of in scale with the entire different passengers. names have been left off the checklist as an issue of delicacy, in order to not increase the embarrassing query of who they have been, precisely, due to the fact that they have been rather not anyone in any respect. They have been Roy and Mary Hepburn, with their pitiful little cabin less than the waterline. yet then this a bit bobtailed checklist grew to become the authentic record. So while Ecuatoriana airways in could despatched a telegram to each person at the record, notifying them that there will be a different in a single day flight for any of them who occurred to be in manhattan urban at the night sooner than the Bahía de Darwin used to be to sail, Mary Hepburn was once no longer between these notified. Limousines could choose them up wherever within the urban, and take them to the airport. every one seat at the aircraft might be switched over right into a mattress, and the vacationer seats were changed with cabaret tables and a dance flooring, the place an organization from the Ecuadorian Ballet Folklórico may practice attribute dances of varied Indian tribes, together with the fireplace dance of the elusive Kanka-bonos. gourmand nutrition will be served, in addition to wines valuable of the best eating places in France. All this may be for free, yet Roy and Mary Hepburn by no means heard approximately it. definite, and so they by no means obtained a letter that everyone else acquired in June—from Dr. José Sepúlveda de los angeles Madrid, the president of Ecuador, inviting them to a country breakfast of their honor on the lodge El Dorado, through a parade during which they'd journey in horse-drawn carriages decked with flowers—from the inn to the waterfront, the place they might board the send. Nor did Mary get a telegram King despatched to each person else at the first of November, which said that hurricane clouds at the fiscal horizon have been certainly worrisome. The economic system of Ecuador, even though, remained sound, in order that there has been no cause to think that the Bahía de Darwin wouldn't sail as deliberate. What the letter didn’t say, even supposing King knew it, used to be that the passenger record have been minimize nearly in part through cancellations from nearly each state represented there yet Japan and the USA. in order that nearly each person nonetheless reason on going will be on that certain flight from ny urban. And now King’s secretary got here into his place of work to inform him that she had simply heard at the radio that the country division had simply recommended americans to not trip in Ecuador this present day.