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CHAPTER I - A MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR

deep drifting snow, and there were packs of hungry wolves abroad. There had been no sound of horses or sleigh-bells and runners-was this stranger actually on foot ?
The footsteps were just outside the room by this time ; and with a quick movement the door flew open -though afterwards, as they talked it all over, they could have sworn it had been locked and bolted all the time. At the moment, however, they had no opportunity of remarking on such details ; the man at the door commanded their full attention. Of ordinary height, he was clothed in a long black fur cloak, which reached down nearly to the ground. Around his neck he had a big black fur collar which entirely muffled the lower part of the face-leaving only the eyes and dead-white forehead showing. The head was covered with a close-fitting astrakhan cap with flaps over the ears.
The two men began to tremble at the sight of the stranger, though they could not account for their terror. It may have been his unexpected arrival which had upset them-or it may have been the weird figure he presented as he stood there, all clad in black fur-it may have been because his face was hidden, and that gave him an air of mystery. Perhaps it was all these things put together-but afterwards, when they reasoned it out in cold blood, they decided it was his eyes. Never before had they seen such eyes. both were deep-set, piercing eyes, in which lurked
passion and arrogance ; but once or twice, as they watched him, they strangely enough thought they saw something like sorrow brooding in their depths. They were eyes which definitely compelled obedience ; and when the stranger entered the forbidden room they made way for him by the fire without question. He seemed to realise that he had dominated them from the beginning ; and, had his

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