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In the novel They Came to Baghdad, Mrs Hamilton Clipp is an American woman, who claims is going to Iraq to visit her daughter Sadie in Kirkuk. She had broken her arm and her husband rang Miss Spenser at the St Guildric's Job Agency seeking a travelling companion for her. Victoria Jones applied for the post andsubsequently accompanied her to Baghdad, with a stopover in Cairo. After arriving at Baghdad and spending a little time there, Victoria sent her off on a train to Kirkuk.

Much later, Victoria would discover that Mrs Clipp and her husband are in reality agents working for the a secret organisation called "The New Order". This couple had the particular mission of luring Victoria and getting her to go to Baghdad. They may or may not have been a married couple. It also possible that she has no daughter in Kirkuk and that it was just part of the cover story to make sure that Victoria came to Baghdad.

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