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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
The Broken Coin
By EMERSON HOUGH
From the Scenario by
A Story of Mystery and Adventure
(Copyilglit. 1315, Ly
Kilty dray, tmwspiippr wonmn, finds In
a curio nliop luilf of n Iiruld'ti colli, tlio
mutilated liiHcrliitlnii on wlilch nroiiHua
Iter curiosity ami lends licr, nt tlm onlor
of lior niimiiKliitf (illlnr, to ro to tlio prln
ulpullly of (!r"t7.lio(Tcn to plecn out tlio
Btory 8iiKi;i"iltd ly tlio 1 nsorl (t Ion. Hho In
followed, onil on arrival In (Irt'tzlionVn
lior nrtventiitos whllo rluinlntf tliu nocret
of tlio lirukcn coin begin,
Kitty Crny turned suddenly to fio
man seated bcsldo her In tlio motor,
bonding upon him n steady gazo.
"Who nro you?" iiBkcd alio. "Why
did you follow mo?"
Tlio swritlii'd flguro suddenly
etrnlghtoncd. "Whntovor I nm what
ever you may think mo, do not bellovo
mo incapable of gratltudo to yourself."
"What Is your name?"
"Thoy call mo Rolcau, mado
molHollo." Kitty Gray turned yet moro closoly
to him, gazed straight Into his oyes.
"Then why not enlist with mo?
Surely wo havo a common cause. Wo
havo a common cnomy. Would It bo
wrong did you and I Icaguo against
"You ask me. then"
"To bo my friend, my nlly."
"Surely I owo him no allegiance
furthor!" exclaimed Roleau bitterly.
"Ho struck mo llko a dog."
"Yet you and I must seo him again
"What! Would you trust yourself
onco moro In his prcHonco? You nro
an American girl you nro Innocent,
you nro ignorant. I warn you."
"Nono tlio less, If I nm to go forwnrd
with tho business which brought me
horo to Grotzhoffen, Huroly I must
onco moro meet tho Count Frederick.
Tho man at her sldo hesitated no
moro than an instant. "Very well,"
Bald ho calmly. "Ab for mo, my llfo
has boon forfeit ninny a tlmo before
now. What mnttor? I will go with
you as you say. Indeed, I fancy I
know why you nsk mo to go thoy
know mo at tho pnlaco thoy will nd
mit us both."
It wob as Rolcau had said. When
finally tho two drow up tn the court
drlvowny in front of tl"- count's pal
aco, thoy wcro admitted without ques
tion. Rolcau closed tho door behind
him and put a finger to his lips for
"They will listen," ho whispered.
"Bo careful. This Is tho room whore
Count Frodcrlck receives his
Curiously, silently, Kitty sat or nt
times walked nbout tho room, taking
stock of tho surroundings. Count
"Mndemoleollo! I nm charmed! So
you romemhor mo?"
"You may say ns much Indeed," re
Joined Kitty Gray calmly. "I saw you
In tho carriage this morning."
Ho turned now to Uoleau, with no
change In his countennnco to Indicate
any rocollectlon of tho naturo of their
last meeting. "You may retire to the
noxt room," said ho, dismissing him
with a wavo of tho hand.
"Do not In tho least misunderstand
mo, Monsieur lo Comto," said bIio
lightly. "My business Is vory Blmplo.
I havo a proposition to mako to you
a business proposition."
"Hut I nm not a business man,"
mocked tho smiling antagonist who
fncod her. Ho camo yet a hnlf step
"Aro you so suro?" exclnlmcd sho
suddenly. "Is thcro no business In
Which nlso I nm doflnitoly concorned?
Then why did you send a messenger
to follow mo In my own country, to
ransack my apartments there, to vio
late my privacy oven on tho steamer?"
"My man served mo but 111 If I
may ndmlt part of what you say
"That Is why I nm here and in his
company! Yes, I know your mossoii
Bor ns I know you. .Como, let us rea
Bon together over this, Monsieur lo
Comto. Shall It bo business or war
Tho shoor audacity of this speech
for ono moment dnunted Count Fred
crick. Tho next ho broko Into a roar
oC laughter ntid flung hlmsolf Into n
chair. "Admirable!" snld ho.
Sho started away from him, moving
townrd tho door. "I camo, Monsieur
k Comto," said sho boldly, "to ask
yon what prlco for tho hnlf coin which
you Book to hold. Suppose, for in
stance, that Grctzhoffcn loan wore
oxecuted for you Anally In New York
would that influence you nt all?
Como now, lot us reason."
"I nm beyond reason; I enro Httlo
for the sordid sldo. I valuo not so
much money ns what money brings.
It could bring mo nd moro than what
fortuno has brought mo at no cost,
this morning this vory hour."
"Rolcau!" cried Kitty ruddenly. "A
mol! Au Becours! Vite!"
"You wasto breath," toughed Count
Predorlclc. "Ho cannot como."
Kitty mado ona awlft dart townrd
tho door. Sho was too lato. Tho
relentless face of her opponent smllod'
Wright A. Patterson)
nt her, his strong lingers tnrnod tho
key In tho lock, removed it, thrust It
Into his pocket.
"Mndemolscllc," ho Bald calmly,
"you way you camo on business. Very
well, let us talk business. Wo know
something of tho history of a ccrtnln
broken coin. Vory good. You havo
hnlf of It. Wo will say I havo tho
other. Give mo your half tho coin,
nnd I will let you go. Refuse, nnd I'll
never let you go."
"I will do nothing under compulsion
from you or any other man,"anld Kitty
Gray stoutly. "I offer you a fair price
for your half of tho coin."
"You will not glvo It to mo?"
"No I No!"
A loud pounding on tho door Inter
rupted them at this moment. "It Is
Rolenu," smiled tho count. "I will
havo him whipped."
Tho faco of Kitty Oray had grown
llko marblo. Suddenly, with ono swift
movement, alio dashed her clenched
hand with nil her forco into tho faco
which bent townrd her. A livid mark
nroso under tho swift compact Tho
tall man Btnggorcd back. Tho noxt
Instant Kitty felt her wrist caught In
nn iron grasp. Struggling, alio was
forced backward. Sho felt another
hand grasp her wrlnt.
Tho man Grnhnmo, tho count'B valet,
hnd appeared mysteriously from tho
"Glvo mo tho coin!" Insisted Count
Frederick still. "Tell mo whero I may
havo It or by tho Lord! you will rest
n long tlmo to think this matter ovor."
"Excellency!" ejaculated tho man
Grahamo suddenly. "On guard! He
Is breaking In tho door. Quick, excel
lency!" And oven as Rolcau, by n mighty
henvo burst In tho door, Grahamo und
his master hurried Kitty to tho roar
door of tho ulcovo. It madu out upon
n dimly lighted hall.
Rolenu heard thorn pass, followed
swiftly us ho could. Hut It was empty.
Tho purr of a motor getting under
wny reached his ears.
"So, then wo failed," said Rolcau
In the Desert.
Convinced ngninst her will, as she
hurried along in the grasp of tho two
powerful men, that compllnnco would
servo her purpose better than resist
ance, Kitty Gray took her pluco on tho
scat of tho motor car.
"Moro and moro I ndmlro you," said
tho man at her sldo, as tho motor
swung Into its speed. "Whnt a wom
an you aro! If you would but give
"You shall havo nil tho tlmo you
ask, Monsieur lo Comto!"
"Still, I ponder hb to your motive In
nil this. It cannot bo money."
"Indeed It Is money In part."
"How much, mademoiselle?"
"A year's salary I havo got much
at stake, on my word Twolvo hun
dred dollars, Monster lo Comto. It Is
a fortuno for me."
Count Frederick flung himself bnck
upon tho cushions nnd laughed long
nnd loud. "Twelvo hundred dollnrs!"
said he. "Twelvo hundred dollars In
a wholo year, In nn entlro yenr? My
dear, glvo mo tho half coin you havo
upon you, and I promlso you shall
havo twelvo thousand dollars to spend
as you llko each and every day of your
llfo, ns long as you llvo. Como now,
Is It a trndo? You Bald you camo to
For tho tlrat tlmo now Kitty looked
about her, scarco having realized how
long their Journey had been. So
great had been their speed that by
this tlmo they hnd cleared tho city
wnlls of Gretzhoffen nnd passed tho
tilled fnrmtomls of tho villages. It
was wh.it was known locally ns tho
desert a neutral ground, uot tilled
and Incapnblo of successful tillage,
which toy between tho two kingdoms
of Gretzhoffen on tho enst and Grahof-
fen ou tho west.
Whether It was tho heat of tho buu
which had expanded tho air in tho mo
tor tires, or w bother thoro wns sorao
Bharp Btono under tho wheel, thoro
wns no tlmo to dotormlno; yet sudden
ly, with tho usual rlllellko report,
thero was an explosion of tho tiro.
Tho car was practically helpless.
Kitty looked about hor vaguely,
fearfully, but ns sho bent from tho
open window sho hoard In tho dls
tanco tho chug of another motor, driv
en rapidly, thrown wldo open and
coming forwnrd at great speed.
"Quick! Grahamo," tho count do-mandt-d.
"This is your work. Sho
has It on her person. You must yes,
you must tnko It nt onco."
An ho laid hand upon her, all tho
hot indignation of Kitty's soul flamed
up. Sho battled as best sho might.
Sho defeated tho mnn in hla purpose
of Biintchlng at tho string which ho
saw suspended nbout hor neck. Ills
suspicions wero well founded, for onco
moro Kitty had concealed her portion
of tho coin in a littlo bag which Bho
carried thus. Baffled, and knowing
that ho hnd small tlmo to finish his
work, Grahamo at length raisod a das
tardly band and struck the girl in the
fnco. Sho fell, stunned, nt hlB feet.
"You rulllnn, what havo you done!"
exclaimed his maBter, as with n thin
Btnllo Grahamo held up tho chamois
Hut Count Frederick ripped it open,
took from it what ho saw, and thrust
it into his pocket. Evon ns this hap
pened, tho pursuing enr was closing In
upon them. It wnB Rolcau who sprang
from tho seat and hastened forward,
revolver in hand. Ab ho did so a
weapon cracked from tho car of
Count Frederick, nnd Rolcau, stum
bling, fell forward nnd toy Btlll.
"Como Grahamo quick." An in
Btnnt later they hnd taken possession
of tho motor Impressed by Rolcau.
How long sho remnlned senseless,
sho herself scarcely know, but whon
Kitty stirred, rnlscd hor head, sho
saw lying closo besldo her tho flguro
of tho man who had sought to be
Kitty suddenly raised her hand to
her neck. Tho cord was gone. Tho
packet was missing.
When nfter a tlmo sho censed in a
useless effort to lug the heavy body
of Roleau Into tho shelter of tho car,
sho turned to gazo about her. Sho
paused, her gazo arrested. Yes, a
Httlo caravan, apparently from nomo
far off land, und Journeying hither
frnnkly enough across tho neutral
ground between theso two Httlo king
doms. Tho npparcnt leader of this littlo
caravan was a reticent, dark-bearded
man. Ho ndvanccd now quietly to
ward tho young woman.
"Tho tody Is In distress? Thero has
been troublo hero robbors, bandits
your man has been killed, perhnps.
Ycb, thero aro ninny such in this land,
between tho two kingdoms. Thero Is
no law here, mademoiselle. I cross
bb you see, with my own men armed.
I nm, if you pleaso, a morchant of
OrahofTen. SometlmcB I do a Httlo
merchandising between the two king
doms." Ho pointed to tho coat of arms on
tho door of tho dlsnblod car. "Tho
Count Frederick of GretzhofTen haB
"Aye, tho Count Frederick! It was
ho who left ua here."
Ho mado a gesturo now to his at
tendants, nnd as Bomo of them lifted
tho limp form of Rolenu, ho himself
nsslstcd Kitty to mound. A few mo
ments later and tho strnngo procea
olon wns again on its way.
"Mademoiselle," said tho leader at
length, ns ho drew up alongside, "I
must contlnuo on into my own coun
try. Wo nro near tho edgo of it hero.
At tho littlo stream wlilch HeB Just
beyond thero Is n houso of a peasant
It is but a hovel and no fit placo
for you, that is true But even ho,
that is better either for you or for
They advanced now a Httlo distance
farther, until within full sight of tho
peasant's Httlo hut, Radoz made signs
Kitty Felt Her Wrist Caught In an
thnt his charges should bo assisted in
Tho cowllko pensant woman proved
not Inept hi ministrations perhaps
sho had seen such hurts ns theso bo
foro In her llfo horo on tho border.
Sho mado Roleau comfortable.
Count Sachlo of Grahoffen.
At Bunrlso of tho following morning
Kitty nwoko as suddenly as sho had
fallen nsleop tho night Uoforo.
After her frugal breakfast with the
old peasant folk with whom Bho could
hold no conversation whatever sho
sot out for tho bedsldo of tho faithful
attendant who had been Injurodiu hor
"Roleau, good morning," sho said.
"How goeait. then?"
"Excellently! I am qulto well. I
And my wound not to bo serious. I
"Better rest for yet a tlmo," said
Kilty. "It will bo tho best medlcino
for you. Aa for myself, I purpose
now to go out nnd spy out tho land."
Sho left him, making some oxcuso
t,o her peasant hosts, pnssed out from
tho littlo cottage. Sho walked on stead
ily, not 111 content after all, until Just
ns sho arrived at tho edgo of tho for
est sho notlcod advancing from its
depths a littlo party of horsemen, who
woro riding Bwlftly toward hor on tho
Thoy camo on at a gallop, foreign-
I looking men, richly clad, dark of
visago, equipped aa though for th
i I. !V'i "
"This Lady Is
hunt Tho apparent leader of tho
party, a stalwart, sturdy man, dark
of hnlr and richly clad rodo slightly
in advance of tho others.
Catching sight of a young woman
and a very pretty one standing thus
alono on tho forest road, this gentle
man pulled up suddenly. "Bonjour,
monsiour," said Kitty, with her usual
recourso to tho French language
"Eh blon, e'est quo vous parloz Fran
cats?" And at onco ho himself broko
Into volublo French, much to Kitty's
"I am an American," Bho wont on to
"I ask pardon, mademoiselle," re
joined tho dark man whoso bold
eyes, after what seemed to Kitty to bo
tho fashion of tho country, now wero
carefully estimating her, lino by lino
"I beg your pardon, but mademoi
selle is alono? Why?"
"My companion Is ill yonder nt tho
pensant's house. Thero was nn acci
dent yesterday with our motor ho is
not yet ablo to travel."
"I am riding but now to my own
hunting lodge, a few mile3 yondor at
tho edgo of tho forest; why not como
with mo so that we might speak over
this matter? I am entortnlning
friends there a littlo houso party
thero nro othor ladles. You will be
mado welcome If you can rldo "
"Oh, yes," Bald Kitty. "I can man
ago." It was not long before thoy arrived
at tho hunting lodgo.
Count Sachlo introduced his guestB
with a few words In his own language.
They stared politely, smiled discreetly,
but mado Kitty welcome.
"Now, bo off with you all!" ex
claimed Count Sachlo. "To tho wood
land paths, since tho morning la so
"Mndcmolsello, you will havo re
freshments?" he asked, as, laughing
gnyly, the others dispersed.
"Nothing moro for mo than a cup
of tea," said Kitty gravely "Lest you
think mo rude perhaps It may bo
well for mo to excuso myself. Is thcro
any way In which I mny got buck to
tho cottago whero I left my man?"
"Not bo fast, not bo fast ns all that,
ma cherlo! You havo not tested out
my humble placo as well as I would
ask. Como, what you think of It?
Not his words so much aa his man
ner Bent swift alarm into Kitty Gray's
heart. Swiftly bIio arose and mado
back as he, warmed somewhat by his
wino, now advanced toward her, smil
ing. Her gesturo angered him and ho
Btepped forward, but moro swiftly.
At onco Kitty gave volco to a loud
cry of terror tho appeal for help a
woman's first weapon of defense For,
oven ns Bho did so, sho heard the
sound of hoofs on tho trail beyond tho
edgo of tho forest.
"Roleau!" Sho cried aloud, "A
Kitty gucsaod, rathor than know,
that Rolcau's uneasiness on her ac
count had led him to pursue hor.
Such, indeed, wns tho case.
"Who aro you, man?" demnnded
Count Sachlo, imperiously. "I am
Sachlo of Grahoffen, mnn ono who
need not declaro himself to you. Your
llfo shall pay for this!"
"Good! Why not now, my friend?"
retorted Roleau calmly. "I havo soon
men of many sorts boforo now, but
nono that I feared. This tody is in
my enre She will rldo with mo, and
wo will rldo bettor horses than that
ou which I camo."
Evon ns ho spoko ho passed rapidly
nmong tho spirited mounts of tho lit
tlo party lately arrived. Two ho se
lected for himself nnd Kitty. With
tho others ho was busy w'ith a few
strokes of tho short knlfo ho woro.
Ho grinned ns ho camo out from
among tho horses.
"So, Monsieur Sachlo of Grahoffen,"
snld ho, "you will rldo with short
girths if you follow us." In truth ho
had cut a ploco out of tho girth of
each ono of tho unused horsos.
An Instant later ho and Kitty wero
mounted and speeding away.
Klna Michael II.
When Count Frederick and his ac
complice Grahame left their two vic
In My Care."
tims lying helpless in the sandy plain,
they themselves mndo all speed possi
ble back to tho capital. In splto of
his regret nt violence to a woman, ex
ultation Bat on tho dark features of
"Now, Grahamo," ho exclaimed, "at
last wo havo It."
"Excellency," rejoined tho other,
"you havo but half tho coin. I told
you whero tho two pieces were
whero each wns. One you havo at last,
and after some trouble. But tho other
is still In tho possession of Michael
tho king. Ho mny not yield It easily."
"With ease or difficulty, he shall
glvo it up," growled Count Fredorlck.
"Wo will take It from him If need bo."
And straightway to tho Royal pal
aco of Gretzhoffen they fared on, fast
as might be. Thero was no difficulty
In securing ndmlsslon, for Count
Frederick was well known at the pal
ace, almost as tho king himself.
King Michael II looked with a cer
tain disapproval upon Count Fred
erick's dusty clothes.
"I nsk your mnjosty's pardon, but I
havo had no time to nrrango myself
In proper courtesy. My errnnd Is ur
gent But I fancy you cannot guess
"Not in tho loaBt. It could not bo
that you wish to ask mo again what
you nsked me tho last time you came
here about the broken coin!"
"Yes, it was precisely that."
lour majesty tins promised mo
some little thing In reward for a cer
tain sorvlco which I was nblo to ren
der not long ago. It was rudo of mo
to remind of that but suddenly thoro
crtmo up a need for some little trlnkot
somo Jewel somo oddity. Your
majesty, I wish It for njady. and my
Jeweler told mo ho could mako of
this broken coin "
"Thcro is a woman In It?" Tho
puffy 'eyes of tho king showed Inter
"To bo sure thero Is always a
"Why not then a pearl, n sapphire,
a diamond perhaps? Tako as you
llko." Ho waved an Indifferent, pudgy
hand toward a cabinet. "Michael tho
Second keeps all his promises."
"But why not tho coin, your maj
esty?" "You persist? So do I. I suggest
that for a lady and you sny thero Is
n lady you mako some gift moro fit
ting. I have explained to you that
tho coin Is not presently at hand. But
ns I said, help yourself to somothlng
that Is better."
. Count Frederick wns n man of wit
quick enough to seo that hero was no
tlmo to forco nn argument. Defeated
onco moro, ho even accepted his do
feat. Ho stepped now to tho Httlo
drawer which the king pulled open for
him, nnd selected n vory modest littlo
ring, which carelessly ho dropped into
hlB own pocket.
Greek Meets Greek.
Arrived nt his own homo, Count
Frederick of Gretzhoffen found a little
pllo of unopened letters waiting for
him, nnd picked up ono bearing the
crest of Count Sachlo of Grahoffen, a
man ho had known for many years
and with whom, If truth bo told, ho
had hnd certain plans which neither
would havo cared to havo como Into
public knowledge. Ho toro opon tho
"So, Sachlo asks mo to Join him at
a Httlo hunting party at his lodgo in
tho forest beyond tho neutral giound!
I bellovo I'll go. After all, it might
not bo a bad thing to find out a Httlo
moro nbout tho condition of thoso two
wo left yondor In tho desert. Yes, I'll
rldo back tho very way I just camo."
MIlo after milo slipped rlbbon-llko
beneath their speeding wheels. Soon
thoy had loft behind thom almost all
sights of tho greon commons and tho
fonced fields wlilch lay under tho
walla of Gretzhoffen town. It was
Grahamo who first detected, far ahead,
a littlo dust cloud of udvanclng trav
elers. Ho called tho attention of hla
"Glasses, Grahamo find what it Is."
Even tho stolid Grahamo gave a
sharp cxclnmatlon, "Here como two
riding, a man and a woman, 'l swear,
I believe It Is tho two, both como to
They advanced now moro slowly
and pulled up at tho foot of n Httlo
ravine, whero a cross trnil camo in
from tho right, leading no ono know
where, out Into No Man's Land bo
tweon tho two kingdoms of Gretzhof
fen nnd Grahoffen. Hero tho depres
sion concealed them and they awaited
the arrival of the two travelers.
That camo In duo course, but with
It almost synchronously yet other
events. A sound of Bhoutlng becamo
nudlblo. To the light, along a. curving
cross-rond of tho desert, thero camo
Into view, riding ut top speed, whoop
ing aloud ns they spurred forward, a
ragged band of drunken ruffians
nono less than n party of tho banditti
which in thoso somewhat lawless days
Infested this open nnd llttlc-truvclcd
region, a sort of No Man's Land.
"Come, your money your valu
ables!" exclaimed tho leader of theso
ruffians. "You know me? I am Lan
dozl, chief of tho Brotherhood. My
men llko work nono too well, and wo
must eat nnd drink. Your money,
please or we will tako It whether or
not you please"
Contemptuously, Count Frederick
reached luto hla pocketa nnd iung
upon tho ground beforo them such
valuables ns ho had.
Tho bandit now turned to ropcat
thla process with tho other two stran
gers, whom they could not classify
ns friends or foes of thoso whom thoy
hnd now found In tho motor car.
"What havo wo hero a woman, nnd
a beautiful one!" exclaimed tho ban
dit chief. "Sho wears no Jowols per
haps sho has not much monoy for us.
But still, thcro aro other ways. What
say you, my follows, shall wo hold
her for n ransom?"
Tho man Rolcau horo raised his
hand and spoko with authority
"My friends," ho Bald, "what I havo
Is Httlo and It la yours, for you aro
my brothers nnd I know you must livo
ns well as I. I know you aro friends
of tho king's troops shortly wo will
lido thither together, if you don't
mind. As for this lady, lay no hand
on her. I tell you sho is a hlghnesa
of a foreign land, nono less than Amer
ica across tho sea."
"And why not fit for ransom then?"
demnnded tho bandit chief.
"Becnuso, I tell you she la one or
tho ladles of tho king's household sho
Is protected by King Michael II him
self, uo les3. Sho is of hla rank
in life, I tell you, my brothers.
Irresolute tho bandit turned toward
his men, but a murmur of assent ratli
fled what Rolcau had said.
"Good!" said ho suddenly. "I know
you well, Rolcau. Tho lady is flafo
with us. Wo will do more wo will
accompnny you to the walls of the
city itself, so that you may bo safo
from any of our brotherhood."
Under tho walla of Gretzhoffen it
self they met a troop of tho king's
horse, riding out for practice Their
officer was not unknown to Count
Frederick nnd for that matter, tho
leader of tho bandits, Laudozi himself,
bcemed not unknown. Loitering along,
they rodo now up to tho city's gates,
Yet another event transpired be
foro tho two parties separated near
tho city's gate An additional party
of horsemen, riding hard from tho des
ert, appeared nono lens than Count
Sachlo, a friend or two aud n small
group of retainers!
"Sachlo!" exclaimed Count Fred
erick. "My friend, jou como but just
"I may well bellovo It," said Sachlo
dryly," gazing at tho assemblage about
"At Last We Have Itl"
him. "Had I met this gentleman," ho
nodded toward Laudozi, with whoso
Identity ho wns well enough acquaint
ed, "pel haps I might havo needed
"All is w ell that ends well, my good
Sachlo!" oxclalmcd Count Frederick.
Do my guest instead of my host. Rldo
with mo now to my own homo and at
nnother day I will return with you to
your hunting lodgo."
"You know this lady?" naked Sachlo
aside, nodding towards Kitty.
"But sllfehtly," rejoined Count Fred
erick. "And jou?"
"But slightly," umlled Sachlo, and
ho told uo more.
"Who la oho?" nskod tho captain o
tho troop, Botto voco, of Roleau.
"I tell you all, my friends," answered,
that sturdy soul. "Sho la a hlghnesa
from abroad, an excellency. Tako no. .
liberties horo. Sho goes to tho palace-v
bho is to ineot tho king."
(TO DC CONTINUED.)
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