having them make appbifll
mints?" Ifttjiiit-ed MUfiel Bl&k$
"litf-HaVe to Sebur the district,"
replied hep hUsband. "And By
Gfibrge, I'll have to get theffl at
"W6llf dlar, yoU'd bettef tele
phone to them to come Imme
diately on- urgent 1)usiness' said
MfiHiT 'tf'll get the" telgphdne
f hiy kept It but & the neW
papers but everybody in Lbhdbd
was talking aboUt the king's ill
riss 3H Thursday afternoon,- Ven
before the tr&in, bearing eleven
f ehtlemgn pledged to Strictest se
erec.y railed iato BSimofal Na
tion. Upon the platfbrm tbbd
the gtatioH master. With an army
8F flewpaper meti.
"You've come to see hi ma
jesty", pntlSmTn?' ihqUirgd the
fdFm&f. For Hbbody could mis
take ten SUrgebns, all in a f8W
although a siSglfe ohSmight per
haps have esbaped Sttehhon.
"Wdfi't ydu lSt U 1chow .what
is tne ffiatter with the klflg?"
pleaded tHe yourif est repdrtgr ih
geMoliily, as the puzzled medics
ldBkg'd afburtd ifl bSWildnhent
"Nat a word !" exclaimed Mr.
lllake angrily. "Gfentletheii, this
Is alt a ffliitake. There's hothifig
the matter with his majesty. This
H plifely a political Visit.'1
"The jting playing golf 6li hi
links," piped Up the inevitable
sffitll boy.- "I saw hiiil IhF&Ugh
"Then it'll be ah opferdtlttfi,"
groaned the station master.
"And you're sUre it isft't ap
pendicitis V the youngest re
porter was inquiring of the
"How far is it to the castle?'!
a&fhanded MF. Blake savagely.
hIsn't there a cbflVejih&e here?'
"Won't his majesty be Sending
hl fflbtbf cars for ybU?" arisWer
eTl the station ffiater, scratching
his h6ad. "Thefts always taf s to
meet his guests. I'hi thinking 4
But his thought did not hiatef
iaiize iHtb further spjefefch, for
Blake, iriarshalifig his. followers
together, had sMfted off bh'skly
ih the direction of the royal gdlf
links, followed by' the afmy bf
tteWSpaper men- and preceded by
the caddy, who had volunteered
to show the Way, At kst they
l&ft the road, add ti-aVersirig a
field, halted before a liedg e of
hdWthbrrie, behind which could
he seen a goll gfeeh, stretching
away Up to Whete Salmbral cas
tle stood in the midst bf its parks
artd woods, there the dafctors,
Wild had beenn quiet cbhsulta-
a dlpmed, - eldfirly geritiemah,
"befbre we go a step fUrther'we
mUt insist on kflowihg fust why
ybU have brought Us id Balmoral
afid What yoUr authority is. We
respectfully decline to approach
through a gap in a Hedge.
"I told you I WOufd pay you
fiftV pounds apiece," ShoUted
Slake angrily. hYbU Were to ask
ho qUestidns. Didn't Lord Tvhe
side ever Use your services?
''Never !" responded the other,
blandly. "He had his Lohdon
physician. And unless Voir are
willing to admit us through the
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