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CHAPTER IX - A WAX CYLINDER

An audible gasp went round the company. They knew too well what he meant!
" So you will not see him any more," the voice of the Master told them in a purring, half-apologetic way. " It is not wise to fail in our work, my friends."
They were all sitting now in petrified silence. Not one of them dared to move lest he missed a word of this sinister talk.
" Two of you have drawn the lucky numbers," continued the Master. "Well, beware ! Do not fail ! Your instructions are very carefully prepared-down to the last detail. Succeed !-and you will have struck one more blow for a great cause. Fail!-and-well, you must not fail. . . . Au revoir, mes amis. Be like your master-he fears nothing, be it god or devil!" The voice stopped.
The record was finished ; no one dared to moveexcept the Russian. With marvellous dexterity, yet with a great show of reverence, he slid the wax cylinder from the drum of the machine and placed it carefully in its box again. They were all so staggered at this ruthless man's method of dealing with failure that they simply did not bother over the mad young foreigner and his crazy worship of the god in the box. Even Seventy-seven seemed in a trance-Erik had been a great friend of his-greater than this mob knew. The man who had paid the penalty of failure was, together with himself, a spy in the pay of Germany. He, too, had a" number " and a definite mission. The Master was not supposed to know this, of course ; because they, in their turn, were using him and his schemes to help them in theirs. Under cover of this gang's activities they were getting splendid reports together for their chief at Headquarters away in that great building in their own country. Little did they know the truth !
But this was an unexpected blow.

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