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CHAPTER I - A MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR

they would have been in bed long ago. But to-day they had received a strange message by telephone. The same official voice which always gave them their instructions when the Army was coming for its periodical visit, had spoken to them, giving them the secret code word in the peremptory manner he had.
The instructions were both strange and incomprehensible. They were ordered to watch carefully all through that coming night, and report at once by 'phone if they saw anyone hanging about who was unknown to them. At two-fifteen precisely, a light engine would pass through the station in the direction of the capital ; and at two-twenty-five a train would follow. If this train stopped, they were not to attempt to interfere with it ; but, under pain of all sorts of punishments, they were to remain in their office with the blinds drawn until it moved away. After that, they would be free to go about their usual work, but were not to mention a word of the affair to anyone, under threats of instant imprisonment.
No wonder they were both awed and angry as they sat there, muffled in their greatcoats, trying to keep their circulation going.
" I suppose it's nearly time to go round again," growled the younger of the two. " I wish we knew what it was all about."
" I heard the wolves just now," said the other. " It's just the night for them. I remember one such night about thirty years ago when two charcoal burners, in this very forest, were eaten by the starving brutes ".
" Oh shut up," interrupted the other. " Isn't it bad enough without that ? It isn't the beasts I fear, it's the-".
Here he stopped and crossed himself in superstitious awe ; but the older man knew what he meant.
" The Wherwolf-you mean ? " he whispered softly,

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