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CHAPTER I - A MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR

face not been hidden so effectually, they would have noticed a sinister smile of amusement flit quickly across it. He had them in his power !
" You are very nervous to-night, my friends," he said in a soft throaty voice. " May I ask why ?"
They started in surprise at the way he had guessed their thoughts. He was certainly a curious customer.
" And were you not talking of some Count, just now ? "
They could hardly believe their ears. Surely the stranger could not have heard what they had been saying about the man they both feared so much? Surely he had not been listening at the door ? But no ! Had they not heard his footsteps from the very moment he stepped on to the far end of the platform with its loose sleeper treads which creaked as he walked on them?
" Your Excellency has guessed right," ventured the younger man, at last.
The stranger shot a quick look at the speaker as he used this title ; then he laughed to himself-the fellow was only being polite.
" So you know him ?" he asked.
It did not strike them at the time, that he knew
which " Count " they were talking of.
" No, Excellency. We have not met him," replied
the older man. " But his castle is not so very far
from here. Perhaps your Lordship knows him ?" The stranger did not reply at once. He seemed to
be listening for something.
" Is that clock correct ? " he asked at last, pulling out his watch.
" It is Berlin time," was the reply. " We had it on the telephone at midnight. But how did you get here ? " Suspicion was overcoming fear.
" Yes," supplemented the other, " we have verY definite orders to keep an eye open for strangers to'

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