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(Copyrinht, 1914.) George Hanover, a distant connection
KNOX'S visit to Glaring Cross on of his :
that particular evening was al- "Beg yoti join house parry here to-
niost casual. lie had found him- morrow. Shooting woods. Motor down
self in the vicinity at about 9:45 and early, if possible. Two guns short.1
i.. t 1 J f.l 1.. it.-. rA.-:.ti1 Pnhr rtw Knu t Unn.. " !
linu rcmcinucrca suuuvmy wlu 1 uum .ij
was expected 011 leave from Paris cith- "Phone through on long distance to
cr that evening or the following morn- j Corpusty, Norwood," Knox directed his
ins. He reached the platform just as ! man. "Tell Sir George Hnnover that
the train arrived, and, having satisfied 1 Mr. Knox is delighted to accept."
himself that Percival was not among
the passengers, was on the point of de
parting when his attention was attract
ed by a man who was obviously suffer
ing from some sort of illness. The per
son in question was young, well dressed,
Knox arose at 6 o'clock the next
morning, and, after a three hours' jour
ney, arrived at his destination just as
his host was engaged in arranging the
field for the first shoot. He advanced
evidently a foreigner. His face was j B ms cany vnor wim mucii ai
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was cold there were drops of perspira
tion upon his forehead. His teeth were
"Now this is what I call really sport
ing of you, Algyl I only hope you'll get
clenched as though he were making a Rood sport."
fierce effort to retain consciousness,
Knox stepped over to his side.
Knox detained his host as he was in
the act of hurrying off. "Can you tell
"I'm afraid you're rather ill," he said.' the name of my right-hand ncigh-
"Takc my arm, if you like, and I'll help
you into a taxi."
The man looked at him swiftly.
Knox's appearance, however, once more
stood him in good stead. The man al
most clutched at his arm.
"You are very good," he muttered.
"Get me a taxicab, if you can, and tell
the driver to take me to the nearest hos
pital. And there is something else.
Listen I There is something else."
"Wait till you arc sitting down in
the taxi," Knox suggested soothingly,
"Sure you wouldn't like a
bor, Sir George?" he asked,
Sir George Hanover looked down the
avenue to where, a dozen yards or so
away, a tall, slim man was standing
dark, good looking in a way, but with
a somewhat peculiar cast of counte
"The Marquis dc Brinault," he re
plied. "He's Emmie's cousin, you know. 1
A devilish good shot, they tell me."
Sir George bustled off, and Knox,
after eating a sandwich and taking aj
drink from bis flask, fell to stirring the 1
drop of pools of his memory. It was not until I
the drive was over, however, that he
elderly man stout, and with a short,
iron-gray beard. A little exclamation
broke from Dc Brinault's lips.
"Already?" he muttered.
"Who is that?" Knox asked.
"His excellency, Prince Mclinoff," De
Brinault answered bitterly.
"The Russian ambassador?"
De Brinault nodded. "The man with
the greatest brain in Europe and one
weakness Adcle dc Hagon. He fol
lows her as a moth docs the candle,
even here at a country house in the
middle of November, while the lights
are flaring in Downing street by night
1 do not blame you," he said, "but re-'
member this: We were on opposite
sides last time we met. Tonight we arc '
"We arc allies so far as this," De
Brinault continued. "Under this roof1
perhaps tonight, perhaps tomorrow'
they are hatching treason, these two,
treason against my country and yours,
treason against the balance of power
which alone keeps Europe at peace."
"By 'these two,' " Knox murmured,
"you mean?" ,
"Adcle de Hagon and the Russian. 1
"Go on," Knox begged impressively.
"The man whom you helped into a
taxicab at Charing Cross was Count
Etzfeld, the Austrian envoy of whom
I have spoken. The doctors at the
hospital called it, 1 believe, ptomaine
poisoning. What docs it matter? He
lies between life and death, but suffi
ciently near life, worse luck, to have
passed on his mission to Adele de
"My fault, I am afraid," Knox sighed.
"Your fault, indeed, but your unwitting
fault. Certainly, if you had not been
there Etzfeld would never have reached
a violent dislike to me. That is where hpliinrt ,.,t,!i. t. . ..
I I. I I !.: ' V-.. ..u.4 Jtl
mv sciicme inns nrtnrp ir iq npfrnti. inr ins cmranrp rrnii... i:.i .
its success, it was absolutely necessary of11tJjp.m secmcd to notice it.
that she should treat me before people u,n,Lr Z01' jlous of him.
with at any rate a little .ore than KKbSX?'
civility. She treats me instead with a "And ugly enough for Cilih
Kitui ut.li less. mat. mv incnu rt , .v... nuu yet. vou sen
gcrnon Knox, is where you come in." I ' f " " Lmi.-Hc,.sPcalJs. wlh an
M l,U rnrWfail thrvmhtfnllv "A T -t. . 11 ma9acn.?.mC I"
AbSUrd I Shp UtmhnA "tin... ;
met m ' M,WiU luur "ours since
j i j vvuiin iivinrr lies
lc Oiat twenty-four hours I" Knox
The young man shuddered. "It was 1 suddenly remembered.
the brandy they gave me in the smok- They went off to their places. The
ing-room that did it. Listen I 17 Berke-' drive was a long one, and Knox shot
Icy Square you heard that Miss de , badly. All the time his brain was at 1
Hagon. You go there for me. You tell , work. He recognized De Bnnault as
a French spy. lie was staying here in.
Sir George Hanover's house, staying'
her what you have seen where I am.
"With pleasure 1" Knox replied cheer- here with a purpose.
fully. "Here's a taxi. I'll take you
across the way to the Charing Cross 1 Knox was introduced at luncheon
Hospital." time to the other members of the house
He opened the door and almost lifted party at Corpusty, some of whom he I
his companion into the vehicle. Then, ! had not yet met, as he had only called 1
before following himself, he turned ' at the house in passing. There were
sharply around. He was conscious that j five men, including De Brinault, all of
two men had been almost trcadins imon ( whom he knew, and only two women.
their heels down the platform. The face ! One was his hostess, Lady Hanover,
of one was familiar, although for a mo- j fat, fifty, and frivolous. The other was
ment it puzzled Knox. He gave the ! Miss dc Hagon. Notwithstanding her 1
driver the address and, stepping in, faltered attire, her trim, tailor-made
seated himself by the side of the young! gown, her smart little toque and heavy 1
man, who seemed already half-uncon-' veil, he recognized her at once. She
scions. j shook hands without the slightest sign
"It is very kind of you," the latter j of ever having seen him before. Knox '
murmured in French. "Tell them I sat down to lunch more puzzled than ,
have plenty of money. I can pay for a ' ever. He was on the outskirts of a
private room. And remember, Miss ' mystery in which were linked together
dc Hagon, 17 Berkeley Square." I De Brinault, the sick man at Charing
Knox took his charge to the hospital Cross, and Miss de Hagon. I
and waited for a report. The young They lunched in a great barn attached 1
man, he was told presently, seemed to ! to an old-fashioned farmhouse. Knox '
be suffering from a sort of ptomaine
found himself placed next Miss de
Hagon and did his best to make himself i
Knox stepped back into the taxicab agreeable. He found her personally
and drove to 17 Berkeley Square. '.even more attractive than he had imag-
Thc door flew open almost as he ' incd. Her pale, oval face, her wonder
touched the bell, and a butler in quiet fui blue eyes, her masses of brown hair,
livery received his inquiry. and her quaintly combed little fringe
"Miss de Hagon is not receiving to- Lave j,cr a piquant originality which he
night, sir," he announced doubtfully. , found entirely charming. She spoke
"I have a special message for her," w;t, a Fi;Rhty foreign accent, save for
Knox explained. "The matter is really wj,jci, j,e Would have judged her to be
urgent. I am unknown to Miss de an American. She treated Knox with
Hagon, but my name is Knox." I especial favor. De Brinault, on her
The butler accepted his card, and, otj,cr sidC) although he made frequent
opening the door of a small sitting- advances, was almost neglected,
room, ushered the visitor in. Knox An a(Tair o a challenge, without a
stood by the fire, looking around him j doubt," the latter remarked, a little ir
with some curiosity. Suddenly the door ritably, as the two men walked out to
, opened. Without announcement, aKCthcr Do you icnow that you have
young woman had stepped in and was j monopolized Miss dc Hagon disgrace
I looking at him inquiringly. She was un-I fully?"
) usually slim and not very tall. She wore 1 "Think so?" Knox asked.
I a gray dress of some very soft and , "My friend," De Brinault replied, "I
- . it.! T-l 3 '. a .
very xinn material, wnicn lasienca ai nave come to a decision. You are
the throat with a brooch which con- 1 here on account of Miss de Hagon. So
tained one pearl of enormous size. She am I. Let us join forces. This time
had the bluest eyes he had ever seen. We are natural allies. We can help one
Her hair was unfashionably arranged in 1 another."
a manner strange to him. She wore a j it js perhaps excusable," Knox re
fringe upon her forehead and long ear-1 maried drily, "if the suggestion re
rings. His first impressions of her were 1 mmd, me somewhat unfortunately of
that she was clever, eccentric, fascinat- ccrtam circumstances connected with
'"B- our last meeting."
"You are Miss de Hagon V Knox "Rubbish 1" De Brinault exclaimed,
asked. I "To a man of common sense, all is
"I am," she answered. 'T am told clear. On our last meeting you stood
that you wish to speak to me urgently." for the secret service of England and I
Knox rapidly explained his errand, for the secret service of Prance. There
Her expression became entirely inscrut- 1 was a little duel. The odds would cer
eble. Before he had finished, her finger tainly seem to have been in my favor,
was upon the bell. ' I had experience, and I held the strong-
"I am exceedingly obliged to you I cr position. Nevertheless I lost. I ad
Mr. Knox," she said. "I will go to my mit that I lost. I made the one unpar
friend at once." I donablc mistake I underrated my op-
The butler was standing in the door-1 poncnt. I am not likely to repeat it."
way. "Send Annette with my cloak," j The whistle sounded, and they
the ordered quickly, "and whistle for a ' strolled apart to their places. It was
taxicab. Good evening, Mr. Knox," she not, indeed, until the late afternoon, on
added, with a little nod of dismissal. their way back to the house, that they
Knox bowed low and passed out into ' came together again. The women had
the street. j left them almost immediately ''after
"An interesting little episode," he 1 lunch, owing to a drizzling rain. De
thought as he strolled toward Pall Mall. Brinault, who had been shooting magni
"But I wish I could remember that ficently and had 'seemed in the highest
man's face I" of spirits, was now depressed and silent.
The hall porter handed him a tele-1 Suddenly they heard the sound of a
gram immediately he entered his dub, horn. A car passed by on its way to
ill 1 1 1 ii 11 mil mi HJJJUHi'WliPi
She held out one hand imploringly toward him.
He tore it open. It was from Sir
the house. Its single occupant was an
and day, and Pall Mall is alive with war
"Any truth in them, do you think?"
"Ask Mclinoff," De Brinault re
plied. "It is he who can make or avert
"Wish I understood more about poli
tics," Knox sighed.
De Brinault looked at him long and
searchingly through the gathering
gloom. "My young friend of the in
genuous countenance," he said, "come
to my room when you have had your
bath, or as soon as you have changed,
and I will give you a little lesson."
At 7:15 Knox presented himself at
De Brinault's room and was admitted
by his valet, who instantly withdrew.
De Brinault, already dressed, welcomed
his guest with a little wave of the hand
and poured the contents of a cocktail
shaker into two wine glasses.
"Mr. Knox," he said, "I am glad to
see you. Will you drink with me to our
Knox took the wine glass with a lit
tle bow. He gazed at the amber liquid
"There is nothing I presume " he
began, with some hesitation.
Dc Brinault changed glasses with him
and promptly drained the contents. "I
You know, like every one else, that it
is the question of Russia which makes
the balance of power in Europe. If
Germany and Austria, with Italy,
could rely upon the neutrality of Rus
sia, what have they to fear from France
and England? Nothing I Now I will
I tell you a thing which is known to but
four men in Europe, including the Pres
ident of France and your own prime
minister. An Austrian envoy left Vien
na for London thirty-six hours ago on
a secret mission. Not for St. Petcrs-
burg, mind you. We could deal with
him there readily enough. Besides, his
errand would be fruitless. Russia does
nothing without Prince Melinoff's sanc
tion. Mclinoff is the brains of Russia.
What he says is law. When the danger
1 signals are hoisted, it isn't to St. Peters
1 burg we look. It is around Mclinoff,
wherever he may be. Austria wants
Scrvia. Germany desires the humilia
tion of Great Britain and to check the
! growing strength of France. Russia
can help her to both at a price."
I "And the price?"
Constantinople! Now, my young
friend, you know more than the man
in the street, more than the wcll-in-I
formed diplomatist. You are within the
inner councils. If I thought that I had
I made a mistake, it would be the end of
' your career. But I have made no mis
Uiarwg Cross Hospital. For many
years Adele de Hagon has had connec
tions with the secret service of Austria.
She lives in London, but she hates Eng
land. She is, perhaps, so far as per
sonal feeling is concerned, the most
dangerous enemy your country has. She
is, too, the dear friend, the adviser, the
inspiration of Mehnoff. She has with
drawn herself down here only to bring
! him to her feet. She is here to win
him over to the side of Austria. If she
succeeds, then, my friend, the clouds
are gathering fast over our heads."
"Again," Knox interrupted, "I must
ask what can we do?"
1 De Brinault threw away his cigarette
and lit another. "I had a scheme, my
' friend," he declared, "a scheme ar
, ranged to perfection. It was a chef
' d'ocuvre. It has cost me sleepless
1 nights. It has broken down," he added,
' with a faint twirl of his mustache,
, "broken down in a manner most inex
plicable. Listen. Mclinoff, like all
1 great men, has his weakness. He is
fiercely, incurably jealous. My scheme
had for its very basis this weakness of
his. It is destroyed by a woman's
caprice, or else her subtlety. Who can
tell which? Yet the fact remains. Ynn
'yourself were a witness of what passed
jat luncheon time. Adele de Hagon has
I taken, for some unaccountable reason,
Knox sippcd his cocktail thoughtfully.
"Do I" he murmured.
"Adele, for some reason or other, re
gards you with favor. Perhaps she is
suspicious of me. Who can tell? She sistcd.
rcaards vou with fn 1IWn all He rose to ti( fnn in.
women, she loves to play with fire. That her waist. He' drew her cl
is to say, up to a mild point she loves "There i no m. ( 1
to make Mclinoff jealous. She will con- be jealous," she ass-iredim11-
tinuc, therefore, if you arc attentive, ' As for that old man, I will H yoi
if you play the part I design for you, " ","e,t. There is a plot just nc
. - tmcn film fnrifitMN it. 1
. mj 0 . uj oincrs so bnfil ill li tf
is all that is necessary. You play my believes that l' bear a mrs age for
part, and my scheme goes on." from Aust from a -fii"trv T will
tti f.. ..i.-.t ...1. . mention. You kn. , .J.
wilitaj, itHux. rcumiKuu, Lucre 15 a f:r- i i. ui auouc
little more m your scheme than a mere self a heaven-sent 'diplr.mat UV
attempt to create Jealousy between a just teaching Mm tt.,, :. ' -i .
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Mirewu, iar-5ceing man line .wcnnou "r me cleverest to irake a slip In
dim a cicver, calculating young woman -'"fi a lortmsht a inm i. ...:ti t.
me niicic cie natron i am very mucll micii disgrace with his country that
afraid you will find it inadequate. chances are he will be rcilled
"There is more in it," De Brinault did you come here," she added ' H
said quietly. "The question is. are vou pint; her voi'pp "ir. ,,n.
with me in this?" me?'1 "
"I am," Knox replied steadfastly. His arms i t..
Tt.. ii - .t. -it . . w "yuiiu iicr, ner
i m; run oi mc kohk rcvcrDcraiea icu a nit p hnr i.. .1 . ,
uiroiitm mc nnusc. uc uruiauii s vaiei uuor was t irmvn 'fu-
KiiocKeu at mc inner aoor. n i,irt. t'nnm Ari. . .
wicr uiiiner tuiiigni, ue unnauit muKing at tncm. His f-,rp
wnispcren, stroll out ot the room witn witn anger, his voice shook After
...w. "-'j "- iquh. ivfjv-m- '"uitii5 stare or horrnr
cr, and there is music in the hall, where covered her fare with u.
rnffpp .mrt liflllptirs nrp cprvpd. At din- "Sn T ltni , . '
ner time you are to taKC in aiiss ac woman lor my escape have I?" he
Hagon. Remember your role. She is claimed. "You " '
devcr." , He broke into Rui.m ,nu
"I will remember," Knox promised. idly and with fierrp .
Knox, a few minutes afterward, by ' S I, I . ' '
his hostess' instructions carried Adele spurncd her contemptuous y Email
de Hagon away from Mclinoff s side. departed. They were left alone
"For once in my life, he murmured, rose to hpr frt ci . 1 aione.
"I am glad that am not an ambassa- ,hTdoor. "Go? sKhispere'd0'"'6
You would have found vour host-1 Lady Hanover u-nc n!mne
.( .v. "o"- , a i v wianua ivnox ana JJe
ivnox lowered his voice a little, rie 1 1 real v dnn't i.n. k.j '
title "nttTHi Mi iptinir itte -i t- linrn tin I I nfTITrt T ..m i
Now that lie was seated bv Miss de declared with n M.-.. .u r '.
nacon s side, lie lound ins tongue rcau-' who was stand nrr nt o
. . . . i . ... Fi " H UlLICLL
ily enough, from the passing ot the ' tance. I wenty-fotir hours ago
hors d'ocuvcrs to the rntninc of the ices, house nartv nrr.mic.,1 i.
. . . . ii f , .1 . S . - ,w u UUIW
ne maue love respcciiuny utu arucimy miucss. iow everything seems to
in the light parlance of the day, and his gone wronsr. Do
companion accented his homage with a o'clock Prince Mrlinnff '
l.Tiichinir toler.mcp. arcomnanied now motor cir nn,t .. T
anu men nv a nasii or me ever, ui a wui scarceiv n inri 1
sorter wnru. rrnm mt! riTner mug oi .viiss gp M.inin'e ...t i
ne inDie. .Mcunoir ncrainn; iv mow- uuw i in snv tnnt i.a i
erca at mem. aucic qc iiagou auccicu uciuuciie ana will not be down
to uibregaru 1115 111 numor. iiiuciieun time. aometr.ing has
"I wonder why," Knox remarked pened."
once, "that stout old gentleman oppo- De Brinault rakprl hie
site seems trvintr to transfix mc." to his lins. "Dpm- i,'mi!.' u.
... . . . . . . . .. .. ...n.-.i., nc a
It he only nearu, she continued mis-: earnestly, something indeed has
chicvouslv. "half of what vou have been pened which vnn Hi nt
- - . . . ii-,, i-iir j
iu iiiki linn Limes), ior an cir sakes, dc
"I'll raise my voice, if you like." regret it. You have iM ,1 , ...
She flashpd a wnrnintr clnnrp at him. nil! rpnnpsfa ........
11 you want to ue trictius with me, mgnt to a very talented yemg lady
nuu .tu,i:i.ii, ii.tidc uc uucaii, vwvuiuit you nave preserved the
"May I come and talk with you in the of Europe."
hall, olease?" Knox becced. De'Erinanlt nn.l t,"n a .
bhe shook her head reluctantly, station, talking most of the way a
There was, nevertheless, a provocative excitedly. On thp r.l.Ttfnrr,, i;
gleam in her eyes. "Perhaps a little joined by a vo mil; lady in a long
lntpr." shp murmnrprl nc slip rncp tn lipr travplillir mn .i.l ..I-.. . t-.
. . ... - - - - - mi'i u u-iy iniari r
tppt. Inn t rnmp mil with mn nnw 1 lint. Knnv ir.rth-.tr l.. .
know that Prince MclinofT wants to Upon my word," he excla
spcaK to mc. oreaimcssly, "no wonder that old
Some folding doors were thrown was taken in I Good morning
open, and the company of guests strolled emoiselle!" '
out into mc great hail, where tames vne greeted .hem with a char
wprp spt fnr rnfTpp nnrl n cmnll prim- sniilp. 'Stlrrpcc 1 ,-. V
pany of musicians played softly in a 1 De Brinault handed her into a
balcony. riage of the train which had nst 'd
De Brinault came up, and a moment up. "Mademoiselle," he rcph d,
ft- t,'n hint llrt ol,l t.'nA.. llmllnrl nMl' Cn 1111 lt. '
ward the billiard room. On the way, arc out, we cannot tell for 'ert ui.
Knox stopped short. Just behind the far as your part was concerned, su
musicians a woman was leaning over, vwis ausoiute.
gazing intently down upon the little "For the rest of my life"
comnanv. . sighed rcurctinllv "T t'.nii .
"What is it?" De Brinault demanded. , whether I am really in I hp w 'h
v ,.: .i t.: i i A.li. ,i n ' ,,,, , .',
iwiua iwuiiuiiiu imiii ma iiuaii, uiit i itimm cr -mc iJ i 1
the woman, as though conscious of his the Comedie Frnnr.u'sc, an 1 temp
ouservation, nan nitteti away. Aucie ny oi tne raiace, l.t n' n.
de Hagon up there 1" Knox exclaimed. 1 fringe, your eyes, your fig' re,
"I saw her distinctly behind the violin- tone ''
ist. And only a second aco she was She shrucced her slmnHrrs
nlt-irtrr rt rttl MnliMrtTI 1TI, mAticiflitp t . C- .t 1. ..
. . . . . .v. w... ..w....u.. . ,,iiul uib i.iij- ...v... ... ... , 4 mil iiijiiuiis lilt H'k;1 HI
chief is she doing up there?" 1 worldl I had bnt ti study
"I can't see any one at all except the Hagon from the balccny be! -.nd t'le
miici.n" 11.. I)-:.. 1. .1--1 I ............ f . i .1.
m.tc mulls, uuiiaiiit ucciarcu. siwuus iur icn iiiuiuies a"u ne
1 "I tell you that she vanished almost 1 was done."
as l was lookincr at hpr. nnr irnnd h.tt 1 rannnt mn'fp nnrlcrcf
llP1Vpnllp'c itmvn linrn ii-!,l. Ml.'., ICnriv rpllinrl.'..! J'N i..linrA M.
I off again! Is the place enchanted, or is; Hagon from 12 till half past'"
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...v.. .. ....v v. aunt 1, . ..ij.. . ? nuu a I UUUti I'l u
De Brinault shrugged his shoulders. 1 by her hostess," De BrinaIt expla
"The lady has bewitched you, dear "Her watting maid our dear I .it
j friend. Come with me now. At din- expensive friend Marie whtspere
' iivi liiiivi ill 11111. 11 1 vijlj. vim nrrp rii;iL'- ivi vu liiiv. iiiurnv uliuic hm
nificent. I watched the old bear bristle time for .Melinoff's little visit was
all over. Our hostess did you know 1 o clock.
that she was my cousin is on our side.' "But now?" Knox exclaimed.
1 Everything is arranced. Now listen." last night afterward ?"
1 n.. itr;,n,,ii i,i. 1.:. i j 11
At 12 o clock precisely Knox turned fair of .Mane and a sleeping pow
the handle of a sittinc-rooni dnnr imnn he remarked. "Shp will mn'irat.
mc secouu noor, and, closing the door ' miauay and the luncheon is at the
behind him quickly, stood for a moment sion House at 1 o'clock."
upon the threshold, li
n'i - .. . . n 1 n . . . . -
1 rip run m hhc i.f nr.1.. i .i. 11 ....... . t in imnntiif nn.l I. A .. ..... i..
-.. . nuj 111 uui u- iiiL- iiauiLa ui , aiiiimuii, aim ivnv'A iiici cariy
the wood fire nnil Iiv n cfnulp lipni-iK.- pvpninp- hv .innninlnipnf elm li
c in a, .....!....- i ta- r?: 1. I
""'"u itauiiiij 1a un. emu, uc ii ii.iuii eiuerei . carrvin
"Allnln ir. Il. 5l 1 1. , ..... T - " ,
."""'i "ai yuur ne w nispcrcu . chuib iuiiici. iuos was ai
A slim feminine figure rose slowly wreathed in smiles. "My friend,
iiuiii me sola. 1 p sent 1115 u ltti-rpn cxciai lieu. vou i.ivp rmn f n
I from her gold and white dress as she they will be jubilant; on the cont
. rose to her feet. She pushed back her I aghast.
I frl.,rr - Hi. I- 1 1 ihi.i! rr ; 1 .1 .
nisi. ,t nine wim uiic naiiu. 1 .Mciiuuii, 111 111s specen tins mo
, "But this is so rash of youl" she fal- at the Mansion Housc--at the
I 4,,1 H .IM I. r.. l i r 1 1 1 . ... .1
1 never meant you to come. You must would not be present reaffirmed,
tin 1.. 4 1.." ' 1 I t 1 r .1
He crossed the room swiftly to where 1 changing alliance between France
she was standing, fell on one knee and Russia and the Triple Entente,
seized her hands. 'But. Adcle," he pro-, spoke for his country and declared
you have been torturing mc torturing I tion could distrub tt."
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