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CHAPTER II - SEEDS OF TRAGEDY

" What could I do ? " protested the Emperor, beginning to think the Fates had let him down. " I did not get your message till it was too late. Then the official news of your death was in all the papers. Fortunately they did not give any details, which was very wise. I didn't think the British Press could be so discreet," he added scathingly. " Though until I got your letter I really believed you were dead."
" Lord d'Harlecourt would see to that," said the Grand Duke, referring to the secrecy of the Press. " The Queen was there too," he added venomously.
" She got the better of you," laughed the Emperor, feeling more relieved. " And now I suppose they will all 'live happy ever after,' in Bulkrania."
He did not seem to realise how much he was infuriating his cousin. No man likes to be chaffed when defeated-especially when that defeat costs him a throne, as had been the case with the Grand Duke.
" It was all through that swine Royston," came the bitter words through clenched teeth. " But I'll get level with him yet ! "
" .Now we are talking," came the softer tones of the other. " Never mind your face-you don't need to rely on that, if it is true what I hear about Madame "
" Silence !" The 'steely word thrust its way even through the thick skin of the autocrat who had never learned to care for anyone's feelings but his own, and he suddenly stopped. This was a new sensation. But even as the blood mounted angrily to his face, he paused. After all, he had his own schemes to foster ; and he needed the help of this man of boundless energy and skill-and lack of scruple.
" Have it your own way," he said sulkily, twirling the points of his moustache as he spoke. " But come, tell me, what was it you wanted me to do when you Wrote ? You are wealthy enough-indeed, you are an exceedingly rich man ; I have carried out your

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