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Suddenly a little gold clock on the massive marble mantelpiece chimed the half-hour-they should be in sight by this time. Where were they? As each long minute ticked off in melodious monotony she grew more anxious ; and terror slowly penetrated her very soul! The lives of the two she loved most in the world were in danger. Yes ! She knew that ! Some power outside herself seemed to tell her of impending catastrophe ! And she a queen-a wifeand mother too-had to bear her triple crown of thorns whilst the inexorable Fates wove their intricate skeins about her future destiny. ...
Suddenly, the telephone on the gilt table near the fireplace gave a subdued tinkle. Something had happened! There could be no reason for her being disturbed in her private room unless something of the greatest urgency required attention ! What could it be? But she half knew, half felt, the answer. For a few seconds she could not bring herself to lift the receiver from its silver stand. Then, more insistently this time, the call came once again ; and she realised she must not delay any longer. With a supreme effort of will and courage she picked up the ear-piece and listened. ... As though a thousand miles away she heard the news. ... Her premonition was correct. ... Hardly comprehending its terrible meaning, she heard the voice of the Prime Minister telling her by 'phone what he could never have said face to face. Her husband, the King, had been killed a few moments before, by an assassin's bullet fired from long range. But the boy ... the boy! ... had been saved by the timely action of Marechal Stron, the Minister of War. Once more the Curse that haunted her had made itself felt. ... It was the last straw! And as the receiver fell from her nerveless

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grasp, she tumbled in a trembling heap by the richlycurtained windows.
Among her last conscious thoughts two facts stood out : From this time forward all her hopes lay in the young prince, her son ; and she would need all her woman's wit and love to save him from their unseen enemy. ... But in the days to come she was often to ask herself : Who could that enemy possibly be?

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