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CHAPTER I - A MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR

IT was several months after the events just recorded, and winter was drawing to its dismal close. There was still plenty of bite in the icy winds which swept over the countryside-as the two men who huddled over the charcoal stove could testify. It was long past midnight, and the place was intensely still and quiet. It was an uncanny stillness. Only the ticking of the clock in the station-master's office, where they were sitting, came to break the almost deathlike silence. Outside this little wayside station, which was set so unreasonably in the wilds of great acres of forest, the Arctic winds moaned and whispered through the tall firs as they groaned under their heavy weight of fine dry snow. The moon was riding high in the star-speckled heavens, while its light cast deep dark shadows across the deserted railway track and the narrow road which ran alongside it. It was one of the most lonely and lifeless spots in the whole of northern Europe. Its loneliness was getting on the nerves of the two railway officials whose duty it was to live here and regulate the traffic.
Still, isolated though it was, this very same railway was an important link between the capitals of two great nations ; and occasionally it was used for very important business-especially at Manoeuvre-times, when there was considerable activity in practising the transport of troops to and from the Frontier. Usually these two fellows had a very easy time, and ordinarily

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