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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...which came as would From two artless actors, who each Their purport understood. For Sophie Olm had done her work As go-between that day, Nor did she any detail shirk Which would make plain the way. But of this drill the sleuth knew not, Although his men had trailed The lady, in each move and spot, They had in knowledge failed. So Herr Noske only listened When action was his need; And his dark eyes brightly glistened While rode a dreamland steed; Showing a project easy won By aid of Bernard's gold; And scarcely noted how begun Von Kuehlmann's question old. " The mail is ready, lady fair. ' Instructions, there are none. Only the wish that when you're there, And victory is won, Often your thoughts will kindly turn To friendships formed while here. But I am anxious now to learn What caused this change so queer?" XIII " 'Twas orders from His Majesty. The cause beyond my ken. Perhaps 'twould be no travesty On justice, nor to men, To say it was his fickleness That made him action take Which puts an end to happiness, And heart does almost break. " His order is pre-emptory And I can't disobey; Though I hope but temporary This banishment today. But you can better understand The order than my words, So please read what by his command I am now drifting towards." Extended hand a missive held, Which the Von quickly grasped; And as he read, her hot tears welled, While hands were closely clasped. The minister no effort made To shield from prying glance That which supposed the Kaiser said, Nor did the sleuth waste chance. " This greeting do I, William, send To the maid Oalin, Commanding her at once to mend The wrong done by her sin. To return forthwith to Boy-Ed, Who sent her with the...
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236739000
  • 9781236739001