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the inner door, and pulled at the
handle of the outer one.
It was locked. It had closed
Even as the mayor realized this
the inner door opened and the
governor, white withtage, sprang
upon his assailant, at the same
time shrieking at the top of his
voice. They fought all over the
"Help! Help!" yelled the gov
ernor, and the mayor re-echoed
his shouts. They heard answer
ing cries from the lawn beneath.
Then steps- came quickly along
the corridor, and thedoor flew
open again, disclosing two dis
heveled and panting antagonists
seated upon the floor with puffed
eyes and scarred faces- Two
doctors came running in.
"Governor Pike!' shouted one,
hurrying toward him. "My dear
governor, what has occurred?
Who is this man?" he continued,
turning upon his confrere angrily.
"How did he get here? I told you
to keep the violent patientsjn the
padded cells all day."
"But but this is the mayor,
Mr. Arthur Jenkinson Grubbe ,"
shouted the other. "This is a
hideous mistake, sir."
"But why did he assault the
governor, then ? How did he get
"He told me he was the sister
of the princess of Montenegro,"
said the mayor sullenly, as he be
gan dusting his clothes.
"you told me you were a half-
brother of King George."
"To humor you, sir; to humcq
you. I thought you were in the
primary stage of acute mania."
Ah, well," said the governor,
stretching out his hand, which
the other took reluctantly, f1 be-r
lieve in open primaries now.
Dqn't let that door close, doctor."
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"Does he want to give me-'a (
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ing to aet something off under