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    Patrick Modiano

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    This is a Borzoi Book published by A fred A. Knopf,Copyr ght 197 by A red A. Knopf IncA rights reserved under Int n t on nd Pan-Am i anCopyr ght Con entions. Pub ished i the Un ed St tesby A fred A. Knopf I c New York nd simu t neouslyn C n d by R ndom House of C n da L m ted Toronto

    Distr buted by R ndom House Inc New orkOr gin pub ished in F an e as LA R NDE U T

    by Ed t ons G m rd Par sCopyr gh 969 by ditions G l im d

    ISBN: 394-44326 8L br ry of Congre s C t og Card Numb 79136343M nuf tured n the Un ted St tes of AmeF rs Am n d tion

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    hand adaptable restless and pla nly g d nat red.

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    up o ce a h e a d le e leep Squea e a ok le u e e .

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    W r ak o o o r w adq ar rs, Mr.

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    of zz g wa p . V r go r a l o r l wh rl daro d fa r a d fa r a d y h ar wa rg

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    u ti hi fa e r ed p rp e To S g Tro adour!

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    The o he s c ap o he bea The player scrapes he

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    The o her c ap c ap c ap The r chee are d e dedhe r eye d hey a ure y d e of a ro e

    l g a(I e oo)

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    Al h le he e m e (A er pa e orp e e a er)

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    The gh ro he ha del er b r g he r a e

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    kep her head ro de ora g a p ke be ea h he Queedo . f o e of he pr k y forehead h h

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    abou o d e be o e a u box p ay g he e odyha be de r be h fe, h hara er, a d h hope

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    e d I emembe e ge e s e e d

    b g me e s e e m s des e i P isve i g begi s i e B is de B g e Re embe

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    mise s e s i g g es Y ' e b e ess i exi r i e es ld is v s g e b

    i 's l e C m s s es i s sm b si s gi s d e Cl idge v s ed be s e e S visk D e i ess e Lid Disms F e d e C is e ve i g s m e s P e de C de ' e s

    i g iz d s es k d ie d e sm g ss e i le g g A e i g i e M delei e

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    je el F e g R m elm e 's i i s d s i e ed es T e gs ss l ig i eC se g de s j s s s e e s d l e sB e visi s dde l s e e ' ig i e

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    cra e a d gho ly gure heel g g a hau che ocarca clu er o a a d e rdly pa ed ace urgeup, he va h Fro here o a y h g po leThey'llrope you o he d r e o e ore e g youhave he al payo d , y o e de pera e cu gu er uge o e ore a d ch ac o co ard ce, your ggle clear o h horde o ou ou hed h ve

    a d u cher lurk g he hado you l go o o d eu up he ree o he ar de o he Bou evard S

    a opol r gh here ha vaca lo Tha a e a dThe doc or a d o You ve reached your our ey ea d here o ur g ack Too a e The ra areru g Our Su day alk a o g he Pe e Ce urehe ra ay e ha dle o . ook u u

    c rcle arou d Par Por e de Cl g a cour BoulevarPere re Por e Dauph e Far her o ave The

    a o alo g he oop had ee co ver ed o depoor ar So e o hem had ee le ac , a d cou da o p c ure a ra co g y a y u e ye or hea y year he ha d o he c ock have ever ovedve a ay had a pec a eel g a ou he are d'Or ay

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    m s i k r e e i velve smoo ess Yo l rr ss o erver s o l d s e k

    ble i gs T se de r ved re res rig e me I Id s is em e 'l i e me ou W did s es o : NG E E NA N W e i s m r llre e i s e s e I m e m s mm

    d i g ore Come o dri k Zie e dsi me me m s s gges s i e e M rris T eK edive mes ver me smi i g: T e ie e illbe ere i e mi es e o im s i o i g

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    ere up. o e h g ro a c Frau ul a a requeR MAN- c," hou Baro e yd a. The ry o akeh ou de he ar. "N g a no plea e a k Frauu a a " o e ca arre h ore ea y. The e

    p ck up he o her he r ho e "F v F t wo

    per Frau ul a a Tha y avor e o g ookke a good hau . Tha k or he or a o , o"We o e, dec are V o e e Morr "I ao hearSw ng o bado ! O e of he Chapoch koro her d he v c rola The record cra ched The

    ger ou d a h vo ce a ou o crack V o e eMorr ea e ur ur g he ord

    a ton am t n oyag

    a Sw n g o bado

    The eu e a . Wa a a a y fo ered y y ehau o O cer a day could re e er h a k go e ke a o d d clo e r e d H arroga ce hadd olved, h ace a u ke Be ore y eye here au very old ady look g a e e der y.

    n llant d o ntan

    t m nt ll t n bo q t

    Wear e a d co u o ook hold o h a udde y he real ze ha he could help e. He kep repea g "Your l e hopg r hear . . He ea

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    I s ose t t I s 't "b d egg o e o s ex es

    s o s At t ose t es I o d ve l ked to t k os k d esses e o s so b t d s so

    ove be g b t I co ld t get t e o ds o t A te o e t m ged to st e : M e t s b ck tB t g o es o g t e se o d d c te e lsel o g so t o e lo emot o o est essde e t d ett dece t o t e o e

    v Sw ng o do

    v Sw ng o do

    T e eco d s sto ed D ve o t o g L o e de Z e es T e ot e s g t e o d eFeel g e s g t e M s B zz sks Yo

    ook l le "S ose e g ve b e t oes s gges s Rose e I d 't ot ced t e geoto o Pol eg be d t e b He l s e st le ce el xed d se e e S e g zes d e e tl ot s sce e T e ello ed t e g te s e ook Po eg c 't e me b t

    T e L e te t He lked to Zel 's b t S teo ges o d m d g t s ged ve t g e ed so ckl I ot o to t e t o e d I

    do t d e eet t e e es I d t e o ts de t e bT e K ed ve o d t L c st t e c c et e evo ve s d At t t ome t I look t es e t e e e e st e t e d zed t st t e

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    it k of t mp t sco J st s it L c sbo t to s ip o t e c s t e b e k g

    fo e bo ev e K e ive es t ee s o s ec mple t t e co e o Ave e icto t e sq e

    A este g t e ext o e :

    Co vis tPe etJ sm

    Ob ig oP c p sM be f Pe epo t

    2 A ve e Bosq et72 R e e g83 Bo lev P ste

    R e D oc7 Ave e F x F28 A ve e e B ete

    At e c oo g t e bell s e ss ce g ve e.

    T e e s eep Coco co s t e gest oom t eo se p t sme b e oom c s p obbl se b t e o e s' g te T e o e s left P s J e o g to c c mst ces T e et e

    t gs e b ck to o m l ext e be o k o s

    t e ' t o s o t of t e o se. m t co tt t e te e t e ome eg e K e ve Pbe t t e ot e s ppe t me T e o e ts f m co o s o ce mo e. P is g bek o s t e C t of g t t e co t oom spect

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    tors ill k t e r oses s t e liste to t e list of o

    rimes e o eme ts be t gs, l r e , m r er, il eg ltr of ever es ri t o t i gs , s I r te t esel es, re il o rre es W o ill be ll g to s e k for me T e Mo tro ge fortress o De ember mor

    i g. T e exe t o s ll t e mo strosit es tM elei e ob ill rite bo t me Do t re t em,M m I se, m om li es ill kill me evebefore Mor l t st e, H m it ret r to e rt

    o fro t me I o l like to le ve fe memories

    be o to osterit , if ot g else, t emes of Co o L o r smer l To g t I mt i g over t em, b t o m lo ger W t ille to t em it o t me T e ere m o l omio s e tle sile t s g zelles Defe seless I re

    ember l g o t of m g zi e t e i t re of tt j st bee s ve from ro g. Its f r re e

    ri i g t m oose ro ts e k it sto e t o e e I ve ever see ex ress o t t rte s goo ess Co o L o r smer l re liket Do t mis erst me I o t belo g to t em l Prote tio So et or t e Le g e for t e Rig ts

    of M W t ki of ork o I o I er bo t eserte it I t e eve g, fter i e o lo k, it s b rie

    i t e bl ko t, t e K e ve, P ilibert, ll t e restof t em form r le ro me T e s re ite fevere I m st o s s or I s ll ie: m love

    for Co o L o r smer l I s ose Hitler im

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    e f fee g t e eed to d e e etted

    dog I P OTECT THEM.W oever te d to rm t em ve to re ko t me ger t e e er t e K ed ve

    g ve me. M o ket re g g t ve got o eof t e mo t e v e me r e tole t t t tdoe t m tter t me ke t e e) e g 2 o do em t tom e vet e e . rom g o gter. Prom g t t o g t e good f r e g

    over m cr d e. e d ee dr k g do tedlYo re t ck g to g c to er. So KEE YOU HAND

    OFF HEM ! met t e for t e r t t me t t e re e em tro, d re zed t t ord, ge t re e o gto re k t em o de t m r c e ro g t t eere, t ve. t o g t of t t t ved from drog e d red e ded g t me Coco L co r,

    t e tt e g r or t e tt e o d d mer d . t ere e ce of t o e t o cre t re fe t t . ve oftter e d v o e e g t me t e l. t roked eft me reel g: t em o to t e tr k . d

    to d g m to m m d t e m ole ode t de e t over me g , it rf o ge t e t t rre dered to t t c o ed e e

    ver g t o e t e door of t e r room cr ck oft d t t em ee g ve t e med zz e t t r t ti e dr t e e er from mo ket d k t em. re k dr ft d re c t tort Po e ere te r o o ger ex t eve comfortfor o t e e freeze o t e r m of t e e . U

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    tered sorro . T o e es st r g t b rre gro d

    I m st l es t t bo t gett g r d o t s b d m dt s tt e g rl or t s tt e o d d I t e st betr t e L e te t W t o ts g st m s so r ge, s se ss r e, d t e b d o r s t t om es s ever gest re H s ste d b e e es ex ser te me He be o gs to t t is e breed o eroes.St , I 't el see g m s ver o d d d ge tl d I do 't t ke me ser o sl . Somed I d mse ook g t t em d t me t e s me I ook

    t Co o L o r d smer d T e to g est, t e ro dest o es seem ke r re t res t t eed to be rote ted or k led s vor to t emse ves

    T e ed t e r g me o m o gg t e v goom be ore go g to bed T e m st so t g o o

    t e books elves d t e e s zed ortr t o M de BeRes ro T e moved t e e es ever so s o . smer ld d er e d bo ed d Co o L o r s gg o s ore ger S e e, ever ere ro d s osed t e s tters Co o L o r dro s o to s ee verk smer d s r d o t e d rk, so I s

    e ve er door r d l g t t e I re d toer or bo t o r, s rom book I o d t e g tst d o er room e I took over t s

    o se How to R Our D ught r , b M d me L oD det. I t e e oset, more t ere e se,t e o g g r beg to se se t e gr v t o o seo d res o s b t es For deed s ot t e e oset

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    he o po g y o o a y ecur y a d ay Beh d a ve door e he order y p e o coo

    hee he da a k a ec o h he ea y o ded apk ;or e here o h g qu e o gra y g o he eye aa e appo ed e c o e . E era da ha a e

    a eep p ck ou a e o e o he p a o he v groo ea up aga he do A ra qu quareuch a you d he 16 h a ond m nt The ea yra che o he ree udge he do pa e d ke oe eve he hou e e. ve gro ached o heook he ve he a p h he r ro y hade a d he

    p a o d e o cu va e he v r ue o do e c y aMada e L o Daude adv e u o have eThe o er re ur oo er or a er Wha adde

    e o i ha hey ur ou Coco Lacour a d E era da do ee orry or y e The o y ee g haveare Pa c ( ecau e o h ch co a e d ech o co rd y c ) a d P y or y e o e ;hough he r co or ed ace r gh e e d he

    very ov g he a e W pe d he er a o ghe e a ac ook a u My ever e d g c rcuro he L eu e a o he Khed ve he Khed ve o heL eu e a are ear g e ou a o p aca e he

    o h a o ce ( o hey pare y e) a d h dou ega e de d a d o phy ca a a do haveSudde y a o cry My d ere ce g ve ay oa a e o d he g h e ca a ervou reak

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    g t R d

    d s mble t g m ze f t g ts d re

    t e l s t t ll t ese e le, d v ded t t s g m s, ve le g ed t get er se etl t dest

    me T e K ed ve d t e L e te t e b t s gleers , d I m se f l te r ed m t tte g

    fr m e l m t t e ext s g ts gs l ttle m e e t me.

    smer ld s g I ll g mf t e Her g tm es re b ef, d s e'll g b k t slee r g t .I ll l m gg le I t f t e K ed ve, P l be t

    d t e t ers I'll t ke l st l k t t e s t t O es de, t e er es g t e s d s t e L e tet d s l k l ttle b d f S t C b s O t et e , t e K ed ve d s g gste s I m t e m ddle,t ssed b k d f rt bet ee t e t , t m mb t s,

    ve m dest es t be s e: BAR EN ER t s me t ts de P s A e v g te, g veled dr ve A

    k ll r d d e l g ll de le sk es,ld see f m t e t d r d s t e e

    T e 's se g t s ee g t e r zB rte de Y get sed t t S met mes t s f l

    s e ll fte b t t e t e rs e m e b l tf t re e rs t be k t f r me W t d dM ke kt ls O S t d g ts t e de s st t t

    Alex der. P k L d I s ee A t st flem eel T r m es T e st me s, s ellg bers bes ege t e b e e I st d m x g t e

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    ra nbow n ed qu d Don' kee hem wa g. 'mafra d hey' unge a me f here' a momen de ay. B

    ng he r g a e n a hurry ry o kee hem away'm no e ec a y fond of human con ac or o F

    Wha e er hey wan . 'm erv ng u dr nk . A good a

    way a any o ro ec your e f from your fe ow crea urand e face o ge r d of hem ura ao Mar eBr ard The r face are urn ng b ue They're urch ngand won' be ong before hey co a e one drunkean ng on he bar ' wa ch hem fa a ee They

    won' be ab e o harm me any more. S ence a a Mbrea h com ng hor .

    Beh nd me ho o of Henr Gara , Fred Bre onneand a ew o her re war ce ebr e who e m e ha e

    aded over he year . A arm' eng h an ue ofll s-rat on on he ner N ormand The gr , he cha ra ong he af erdeck The nur ery The mok ng oungThe ba room The a or ' char y ba on May2 underMadame F and n' a ronage Swa owed u a of . know wha ' ke. wa on he tan when ank.M dn gh m en ng o ome o d ong of har eTrene

    BonsoJol madam .

    The record cra ched bu never re of hear ng Some me ay ano her one :

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    o t st n l s d rom nad s

    l s d r nt m s, Sw ng ro ado r

    The nn, ke a ba hysca he, s washed ashorem asunken c y A an s Drowned men g de a ong hou evard Haussmann

    . on d st nSw ng ro ado r

    They nger round he ab es a Fouque . Mos o hemhave os a semb ance o human y The r v a s abare y v s b e under gaudy a ers In he wa ng rooma Sa n La are s a on, bod es dr abou n c us ers anI see some d sa ear ng hrough he w ndows o suburban ra ns On he Rue d'Ams erdam, hey're com nou o he Monse gneur n gh c ub, s ck y green bu mucbe er reserved han he ones be ore I con nue mrou e ys e Mon mar re Mag c y Luna ark. R a oDanc ng Ten housand, hundred housand drowned

    men w h abored, s ess movemen s, ke he cas os ow mo on m. S ence. Now and hen hey brushaga ns he ba hysca he and he r aces come o resaga ns he or ho e, g assy eyed, o en mou hed .

    . Sw ng ro ado r

    shan be ab e o sur ace aga n The a r grows h nhe bar gh s waver, and I nd myse back a Aus er

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    a on n he er e E erybody' ea ng or heSo hern Zo e They ja he cke ndo an boarhe ra n bo nd for Hendaye They' cro he S an h

    border Ne er o re rn So e ro a ong he aor b fade a ay any econd Ho d he back

    I' k ng e n ar h e e a a Roya ace ea oncor e The ky oo b e he fo age ch ooen er The garden of he ha y e are ke aer an a

    A en e K ber I rn ef . aro a Sq are an

    q q a a yo nd n 16 a ond m nThe c hed no onger n e an he a e ofTo a n L'O er re ha a coa of gray o d Theo e a No 3 once be onge o M. and M e e Be

    e ro On May 13 1897 hey ga e a er an co eba here an M de Be Re ro' on rece ed he g ere ed a a raja He d ed he nex day n he re a hehar y Ba aar M e de Be Re ro o e c an

    e ec a y I dore Lara' Fare e Ronde . M de Bee ro a n ed n h are e I rea y en ona he e de a nce e eryone ha forgo en he

    A g n ar ca or h a ho of emor e Then he de er e a en e he r r of che n ree

    I on a bench and ga e a he br ck and ona ade The h er ha e been c o ed for a ong e.oco Laco r' and E era da' roo ere on he h roor I ha he a c roo a he ef In he ng roo

    e e e f or ra of M de Be Re ro h S ah

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    o cer n orm For a h le ared a h ace and he

    decora on dd ng h che Leg on o Honor roo he Holy Se lcher an lo de Mon n gro ro oS eorge o R a. To er and S ord o or gal. had ed h man ab ence o a ro r a e h ho e Then gh mare ll end M de Bel Re ro ll be back andrn o , I old my el , h le hey ere or r ng haoor dev l and he a a n ng he Savonner e car eh h b ood A n mber o very odd h ng en on a

    No h le I l ved here. Some n gh I a a ak-

    ened by cr e o a n, oo e h rry ng o and ro onhe ma n oor The Khed ve vo ce h l ber ' . I lookeo he ndo . T o or hree hado y orm erebe ng hoved n o car arked n ron o he ho e Thedoor lammed. The drone o a mo or gro ng a n er

    and a n er S lence Im o ble o ge back o leea h nk ng o M. de Bel Re ro on and h gha ly

    dea h He cer a nly a n eq ed o ace ha Andr nce de Lamballe o ld have been eq ally a o ndedo learn a e year be orehand o her o n a a na on.

    And I Who o ld have g ed ha I d rn henchmanor a gang o ex or on Ye all I had o do a l ghhe lam and go do n o he l v ng room, and he a-m l ar a ern o h ng a a once re ored The el

    or ra o M de Bel Re ro a ll here Mme de BelRe ro Arab an er me cl ng o he all and madeyo r head reel The m re o he ho e a m l ngI a her on, L e enan o ander Max me de Bel

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    sN ght R u d

    e ro, on eave, and wa a end ng one o he ar e

    ha drew er ona i ie rom he ar and o ica circ eo No i : da u in ein, Ga on a me e, ederico

    de Madra o, Lou Bar hou, Gau h er Vi ar , Armanda ve, Bou e de Sain B a e, Frank Le Har ve Jo

    de S rada, Mery auren , M e My o d'Arci e My mo hwa aying he " arewe onde on he iano Sudden y no ed evera ma ood ain on he Savonnercar e . ne o he Loui XV armchair had een overurned he e ow who wa creaming ju a whi e ag

    mu have u u a ugg e whi e hey were workinghim over. Under he con o e a e, a hoe, a ie, a en ew o he i ua ion he e no oin i con nui g a

    accoun o he de igh u ga hering a No. s Mme deBe e iro had e he room. ried o kee he guerom eaving o de S rada, who wa giving a read nrom hi A i s d o , o ed hor , e ri ed M e My od'Arci e had a n ed They were going o ki Bar hoa me e oo Bou e de Sain B ai e and Gau hier Vi ar

    had di a eared rank Le Harive and Madra o wereno more han ran ic mo h . da u in ein, Armandea ive, a d Mery Lauren ecame ran aren . ound

    my e a one in ron o he e or rai o M. de Bee iro wa wen y year o d

    u ide, he ackou Wha i he Khedive and hi ier re urned wi h eir car ? wa de n e y un o

    wea her uch in er ime To ea e my mind, wenhrough every c o e in he hou e un i unri e Mde

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    Be Respiro had ef ehind a red note ook hat was hi

    diary. read i over any ti es d ring those s eep essnights rank le Harive ived at 8 rue Lincoln h sexe p ary gent e an is now forgotten, ye his pro ewas once a fa i iar sight to strollers along the A e dAcacias . . . M e Mylo d Arc e an tter y char ingyo ng wo an re e ered perhaps y the sta nch patrons of yesterday s sic ha ls . Was os deS rada, he her it of La M ette uns ng geni sNo one cares a o t the q estion nowadays. Ar ande

    assive d ed here a one and i poverished . . . . hisan certain y sensed the transience of things Does anone sti l re e er A ec ar er, the egendary ockeyor Rita de rido Life is n s

    In the drawers two or three ye lowed snapshots o

    letters.A withered o q e on M e de Be Respiro sdesk In a tr nk she lef ehind, severa dresses froWorth. One night slipped on the ost ea if l a ongthe a pea de soie with i itation t l e and festoons ofpi k orning glories I've no penchan whatever fortransvestis , t at that o en y sit ation see edso hope ess and y sol t de so vast that I deter inedtocheer yse f p y p tting on so e nonsens cal actStanding in fron of the Venetian irror in the iving

    roo wearing a La e e hat rep ete wi h owersp es, and ace), I real y fe t ike a ghing M rdererswere reaping a harves in the acko t retend yo rep aying the r ga e the Lieutenant had to d e, t he

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    knew e fec y we a one day d jo n e ank .

    T en w y d d e de e me You don eave a c d aa one n da k f g en h m a ; he ge u edo and w nd u unn ng e un gh a oge e .a wou d neve ga n be known a e y o g wa wea ng a d e and a a wou d have made

    Em enne d'A en on g een w envy and nk ngabou e a m e ne and u e c a y of my ex ence.Wa n ue a Goodne Ju ce on en men F eeom, and og e ca ed fo fa mo e e o and v on

    an we e m ne o g ve Mu ng u , began o makeu my face u ed Mme de Be Re o co me c kohand an O en a y e of enna w c , o ey ay g vee cou e an he f e h and e e y k n. ofe ona

    ea ca ed me o he o n of do ng my face w hbeau y ma k ea moon o come a ed T en ow e away he me, wa ed dawn fo e a oca y e.

    F e n e af e noon. Sun g va cu a n of encede cend ng on he qua e. ough aw a hadow a

    e on y w ndow w e e e u e we e no d awn.Who' v ng a o. 3 s? ng e be Someonecom ng down e a T e doo o en a c ack. An o dwoman She a k me w a wan . o wa k oug eou e She na back a ou of e que on ncee owne a e away Then u e doo Now e

    wa c ng me he face a d aga n e w n ow aneAvenue Hen Ma n T e a en e ng e Bo

    de Bou ogne. e go a fa a he owe ake of en

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    wen o er o a is and wi Coco La o r and Esmera da.

    E er since en I p rs ed my idea examining rom a are ar es possib e peop e eir cease ess ac i i y,eir pi i ess sc eming. T e is and seemed a s i ab e

    p ace wi i s awns and i s C inese pa i ion A ear er on T e r Ca e an We came ere e nig Ideno nced e w o e ring. T e orc es ra was p aying aCreo e wa T e e der y gen eman and e e der y adya e ab e nex o o rs . . Esmera da was sipping grenadineCoco aco r was smoking is cigar . . Soon

    e K edi e and i iber wo d be badgering me wiq es ons A c ain o g res dan ing ro nd me as erand as er, amoring o der and o der and I na ygi e in so ey e me a one Meanw i e, I didn wasose precio s momen s o respi e. He was smi ing S

    was b owing b bb es ro g er s raw . I see emas dark si o e es agains e ig Time as passed II didn record eir names, Coco Laco r Esmera dere d be no ra e o eir presence on earA i e beyond o e wes La Grande Cascade re

    a ran We ne er wen a ar ere were g ards one on de S resnes I m s be a bad dream E ery ing

    is so s i now a a ong e pa bordering e wa erSomeone on a barge wa ed o me . . . I remember e

    ing sad w en we came exp oring is ar. Impossib e ross e Seine We ad o come back in o e Bois ea i ed a a n ing par y was on o r rack and ey dna y dri e s in o e open. T e rains weren r nning

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    Too bad wou d ha e liked o ge hem o my ba k

    on e and for all Rea h Lau anne, in a neu ral oun rCo o La our, E mera da, and are rolling along hLake of Gene a hore There in Lau anne, al our feaare gone he end of a o ely ummer af ernoon, lioday Bou e ard de a Seine. A enue de euilly. orMaillo Af er ea ing he Boi we ome ime o ed aLuna ark Co o La our iked he ba hrowing andand he gal ery of di or ing mirror We go in o hSiro o a er illar ha whir ed fa er and fa er Laugh

    er, mu i A la form wi h an in ri ion in uminoue er " ASSASSINATION OF HE PRINCESS DE LAMBALLE. Youould ee a re ining woman Abo e he bed, a red arga whi h he would be mark men were aim ng heir rol er Ea h ime hey hi he bu eye, he bed ee ereand ou fell he hrieking woman O her bloody a rion We weren old enough for ho e hing and be am

    frigh ened, ke hree hi dren abandoned a he heigof ome luna i a air. Wha ef of al hi ren y,

    umul , and io en e A wa eland adjoining he Bouard Gou ion Sain Cyr know he di ri u ed oli e here la e de A a ia A ix h oor room n ho eday e ery hing wa ro y wa eigh een, and wa drawing a na al en ion wi h orged a er A aren y noone wi hed me i A handful o human on a mmo her, a few dog , wo or hree old men, and Li i Malene. Many an a ernoon en reading or walking hree . The boy my age, o u l of ife, a ounded m

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    They he d o hi g back. The r eyes s ark ed. My ideaas ha he ess o e as see , he be er. Pai y shyNe ral co ored s s Tha 's ha I ho gh Place PereireO arm eve i gs I'd si o side a he Roya Vi ersca omeo e a he e able sm led a me Cigare e He held o ackage o Khedives a d e s ar ed o a kHe a d a r e d o his ra a r va e de ec ve age cyThey o ered me a job a heir ace. They l ked myho es looks a d good ma ers My ob as shado i g.A er ha , hey me o ork i ear es i ves iga o s

    orma io ga heri g o a l sor s, co de ial missio sI had a o ce al o mysel a he age cy s h ad ar ers77 Ave e Nie My bosses d d have a o ce ores ec abil y He Norma d, k o as " he Khedivebeca se o his bra d o c gare es) , as a ormer co vic ;erre Philiber , a o olice s ec or ho'd bee cashered I real ed ha hey ere giv g me "s igh ly o

    color jobs e i ever occ rred o me o i he ace. my o ce o he Ave e Niel I ook s ock o my

    res o sib l ies rs a d oremos , o look a erM a

    s ce she had l e o ive o I as sorry I had eg ec edmy ro e as ami y rovider o ha oi b o ha as ork g a d bri gi g i a s eady sa ary, I'd be amode so

    Ave e de Wagram. Place des Ter es The rasse ieLorra e o my e , here I'd made a a oi ei h him He as be g b ackmai ed a d co ed o o rage cy o ge him o he h ok. Myo c eyes H s ha ds

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    rem ed S ammer ng he a ked me he her I had " he

    paper Ye I rep ed very of y b he'd have o g vme en y ho and franc a h Af er ha e d ee Weme aga n he nex day a he ame p ace He handed man enve ope very h ng a here In ead of rn ngover " he paper I go p and ook o Yo don' keo e ho e ac c b hey become a hab My bo egave me a per cen comm on on h ype of b neIn he even ng I'd br ng Mama mbre of orch d Ma ence orr ed her erhap he g e ed ha I a

    a ng my o h for a handf of ca h She ever q eoned me a o

    t a t v t t l ann vo q tt ntUn jo on t n g and ga [on

    o d ra her have devo ed my e f a or h er ca ehan ha o ca ed pr va e de ec ve agency I'd have ko be a doc or b open o nd and he gh of b ood make

    me On he o her hand mora g ne doe n' o herme Inna e y p c o I m ap o ng e o he or

    de of peop e and h ng o I on' be ca gh o g ardI a perfec y a home hen a he Aven e N e herehere a a k of no h ng b ex or on breach of codence arceny nd e corr p on of a or andhere he c omer e dea h ere rea e er raOn h a core my emp oyer came no be er recom

    mended The on y po ve fac or a earn ng fa a c

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    s ms m ney as I ve a ready said I s m r an meI was he awnsh n he R e ierre harr n (mym her and I en wen here hey re sed ake rim a i n ewe ry) ha I decided nce and r a haver y was a a n in he neck. Y hink I have n

    rinci es I s ar ed wi h n n e inn cence hearand mind I ge s l s al ng he way. lace de leN ne in he evening The l gh s a ng he ham s lys ess ark e as hey a ways have They haven ke her m se This aven e s seem ng y ma es c r m a ar

    s ne he vi es sec i ns aris. The ar dge Fq e H ngar a he L d he mbassy B er y . . aeach s I me new aces: s achesc he Bar n deL ssa Od charvi Hayakawa Li ne de Z e ls deHe der . . Adven rers ab r i n s s shar ers b g s

    rnalis s, sham awyers and acc n an s wh grav a edward he Khed ve and Mr. h ber S emen ed by

    a wh le ba ery dem m ndaines s ri easers dr gaddic s. . Fra S ana S m ne B q erea Bar nessLyd a S ah V le e M rris Magda d And r an. .My w b sses a nched me in h s nderw rldC amly e he lys an Fie ds Tha s wha hey cal ed hey s ab de he righ e s and her c dead. S I w n

    der h w he aven e where I m s and ng came by ha

    ame I d see gh s s here b n y h se Mr h berhe Khedive and he r ac ly es Wa king arm n arm f he ar dge c me J an c and he n de ags r They wear wh e s s and a n m r ngs The

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    hy young man cro ng he Rue Lord Byron Euge

    We dmann Mo onle n fron of Pam Pam and Thr e de Pa va, he Second Em re mo beau ful whorOn he corner of he Rue Marbeuf, Dr. Pe o m led me The ol e ou door caf : a grou of black m keeer are gul ng down cham agne. nclud ng ounBaruzz , he ha ochn ko bro her , Rach d von Ro enhe m, ean arouk de M hode, O o da S lva, a ho oo her f can reach he R nd Po n , maybe calo e he e han om Hurry The lence and greenery

    he garden of he ham ly e of en u ed o ohere Af er work ng all af ernoon n bar along he av

    nue "bu ne a o n men w h he above men oneder on ), d walk over o h ark for a brea h of clean

    a r d on a bench, hor of brea h Pocke full of caTwen y hou and, ome me a hundred hou and franc

    Our agency wa , f no a roved o , a lea olera eby he Pol ce De ar men we furn hed wha ever nfoma on he a ked for Moreover, we were runn ng

    racke w h he above men oned er on The bel evehey were buy ng our lence and ro ec on, nce Mh ber had clo e e w h h former colleague , nec or Ro h , Dav d, alby, urgen , San on , Perm lleux

    Sadow ky, Fran o , nd De mar. M ob, a a ma er ofac , wa o collec he racke money. Twen y hou anome me a hundred hou and franc had been rough day. Barga n ng and more barga n ng could he r face : allow, o ly, andard brand n a ol c

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    ere re who wa o d ree and wary o an ou oavo d be ng een Bu you have o ar ou omewhen fe You an' buy o In he end end round oyou re ru ng ergean : he Khed ve and Mr hber , a happened On ome o her even ng ould hav

    al en among more honorab e ompan on who m ghhave en ouraged me o en er he e e e d or be oma wr er Hav ng no par ular ben for any profe onI wa ed for my elder o de de wha I wou d do Up hem o gure ou wha hey'd l ke me o be ef he r ap

    Boy ou F or Tenn pro NoEmployee o a phony de e ve agen yBla kma er nger man, e or on

    S l wa ra her urpr ng I d dn' have he equ pmen for h k nd of work an ug y emperamen , aof rup e , a re h or ord d ompany dug n o on en ou y, he way o her go or a bo ermaker

    en e Funny h ng abou guy e me hey an ua ea y end up n he an heon a n Th a eme erydump ng ground for p e They be ome heroe Or raNobody w ll ever now ha hey go dragged n o omoul me o ave he r own n Wha hey really ared

    abou he r amp olle on and a b of pea e and qu eon he la e de A a a , o hey ou d brea heMeanwh le wa urn ng ou a m erab e p e e o

    good My apa hy and nd eren e made me doub y vunerab e o he Khed ve and Mr h l ber ' n uen e

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    e e e e t e w s a ct a eig y at t e ace es Acacias A te y eac twe ty

    e t e y sta t t r t Fewe a ewe e ve ce smy y I j tte t is e a k w a e gage e tca e a we s a ways ee t e e e ie ce

    e ers He was ig t I w rea i e My i egaactivities a sav y ass ciati s w e t e

    y t My t e A ace wit t e is ei a s a Bei g agge t a sca wit ta c a ce t catc my eat S me e w is e e i my

    ea A y ave a i e is t s w i wi y uet y rse e ca g t i gy sy sic w e awi e t e y sc ea s is eve i g t e ai iseci e y y. As i t e ast a ways at t e sa e t et e keys a e eavi g t e mai at a ea i g e t e sta es A ay g t ey've a t wa k t e c ie t a ey isa ea a t e c e t e

    Ave e a ie N e wi eve ea a t t ei s eg S c etice ce was i essive As t ey we t y y

    eace i et e my i i e e ce I t ie t gat emy t g ts t get e ey we e ew a a etweea a e t eme y c ace I t t e t i k gs t em ti a t at La y A c e icke ts a ways g t me t t e sa e c c si I ie

    s e ate Fewe a ewe e ve ce s A e gt yp cess t e acti e ct a wa e Is a t at my w k i c i e e t wa ve sep eas es p ice i e a ack ai e at t e age

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    wen y ha narrows one s s gh s a b . A unny od

    er ea ed 77 A enue N e ro he an qua ed urn ureand he wa a er. The gh was ne er s eady Beh ndhe desk w h he wooden es where I ke he record

    on our "cus o ers I ndexed hem by na es o o soo s an s Inky o r nus Be adonna, a an c Bo e usHen ane d En o o a . . he s gh es con acw h hem made e s ar o deca c y My c o hes reekeo A enue N e s s ng odor. I e yse be con amna ed Th s d sease ? An acce era ed ag ng rocessa

    hys ca and mora decay jus as he doc or had sa d. I ha e no re sh or orb d s ua ons.

    Un tit villagUn vi x cloc

    was he nnac e o y ondes ho es Un or una e ywas n a c y a k nd o s raw ng una ark where hKhed e and Mr h ber were dr ng e ro shoo ng

    ga er es o ro er coas ers ro unch and udy o "rocco ca er ars F na y I a down on a benchwasn ean or h s sor o h ng I ne er asked a souor any h ng I was hey who ca e a er e

    A e ar her a ong. On he e , he A bassadeurshea er hey re er or ng an o ere a ha nobodwou d re e ber There can' be uch o an aud enceAn e d r y ady an e der y gen e an wo or hree Eng

    sh our s s. I ass a ong a grass s re ch he as o h

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    edges P ace de a Conco de. T e s ree ig s we e inding I s ood s i rea ing ard Over ead e Marorses were rea ing s raining eve ne ve o resis ewi o man Read o o ac oss e s a e A magnicen , sweep ng view e on p ace in Pa is a eaveo wi e giddiness o mo n ain peaks A andscape

    s one and spark ing g s Ove e T i eries eOcean. I was on e ar e deck o a ine o nd o eNor wes carr ing wi i e Made eine e Op ae Be i Pa ace e C c o La Trini . I was a o

    o s nk Tomor ow we'd e es ing on e ocean ooree o sand a oms deep. M s ipma es no ongered me wi d ead. T e gaping mo o e Ba on

    de L ssa Odic arvi s c e e es e reac e o s C apoc niko ro e s ra S ana wis ing a s rap aro nde e a m o make e vein ge and in ec ing ersewi cc o mo p ine Zie wi is v gari isgo d c ronome er is p dg nge s encased in ringsIvano and is sessions o se o divine pan e micsCos ac esco ean Faro k de M ode and Rac id vonRosen eim disc ssing ei a o ive a ds and eedive s gangs er c ew o ire ings: Armand e Foo Reocre Ton Bre on i a L ca Ro e e eGo ari anos Cod o. . Be ore ong a ose sinis e

    crea res wo e mea o oc opi, s a ks and o aee s d s a e eir a e. Readi I ad rea i ed is i es dden one nig w en wi arms spread o o m

    cross I was going a ong e P ace de a Concorde M

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    hadow rojec ed a he way o he R e Roya e, y efhand ex ended o he ham y e garden , y r ghhand o he R e Sa n F oren n. The dea of Je hrgh have occ rred o e, b I ho gh of J da car o

    No one had nder ood h m I ook a good dea of h

    m y and co rage o ho der he cr h ng b rden ofank nd' d grace To d e of . one L ke a grea an.J da , y b g bro her. Born ke c , bo h of . No ano nce of r d d we ace n o r fe ow en, n o r-e ve or n any ke y av or Sha I nd he reng h

    fo ow yo o he very end ? d c a h N gh waco ng on, b y job a nfor er and b ack a er mademe ed o he darkne I a de y n ea anho gh abo y h a e and he r cr e W h a

    few week of hard work beh nd e he ven e N e ,no h ng r r ed e any ore. ven f hey ca e w h a new e of fac a ex re on , wo dn' make anyd erence I wa ched he ov ng abo on he ro enade deck, a ong he gangway , no ng he r coar e fr v

    y wa e of me when yo con der ha wa er waa ready o r ng n o he ho d The a n o nge and hba lroo wo d be nex W h he h abo o ca ey y wen o o he o avage a enger H er

    h e f co d have co e r h ng n o y ar cry ngke a ch d The Arcade a ong he R e de R vo . So eh ng o no wa afoo I had no ced he end e rea

    of car ong he o er bo evard They were ee ngar robab y he war. dden d a er o ng o

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    of Hi di ch & K wh r d j s ick d o a i I x-

    amin d his s ri of fabric m n oo a o nd i cksA b and w i s ri d i ha af r oon I was a sow ari g a an s i and c so d sho s. In m wa ao ogra of Mama and an x ir d m ro ick I ds ad a airc . s d ai s w r of no in s o

    an on o w r b n on on saving h ir own skinsC n o r so B or ong h r wasn a so or a caron s r s v n Mama had f I wan d o cr bh ars wo d com h s si c is d s r d ci

    s mbo iz d m s a of mi d I xamin d m i a ds o s agai h s was nic and warm h words ofa song cam back o m

    Se l

    De s o jo rs

    Wha was ha ni g o h wor d didn v n r adh h ad s An wa h r wo dn b an mor n wsa rs O rains. In fac Mama ad ak n as arisLa san x r ss.

    Se l l so ert q e joe re ve le el de P r s .

    A sad sw song k nd I ik d nfor na i wasno im for roma c W w r i i g i s m d o m-in a ragic ra o don go aro nd mming nos a gic

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    r war s wh h r s whol sal ago y v rywh ro r . I had o s s o d cor A I o bla v r had ch as or a y h g. xc h c rc so c o ras a d s cals.

    By h I r ach d h R d as gl o gh had

    all So o was ollow g A sla o h sho ld r Th Kh d v . I was x c g ha w wo ld .A ha o o ha v ry s o A gh ar h s

    ac was o s ra g r o H ak s y ar . W go a car W cross h lac d Th s r l gh s

    as a r bl glow A s gl w dow al gh hHo l o al Blacko o ll hav o g s d o

    y boy H la ghs a d r s o h rad o

    Un doux a fum qu on es e est

    eu leue

    A dark ass loo s ro o s Th O ra Th

    h rch o a Tr O h l Flor sco s br gh lyl s g W 'r o h R gall H s ds

    U n ega d qu vous att e est

    eu eue

    H wh s s h r ra so ly g h s h ad o. W rac a g a a d y g s d H s ar s o

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    t M s de b tts g st s T e b kes s ee

    T e g ts t e d gs d t k I g pe m p t e st s t g t e b ste He st kes

    m t st g v g me t me t g e t t e m b e p e t e d : " m d P be t Age We k

    T e sme l t s m st m m e se t g t eveM P be t s st d g t e e t e. He s t gf s A g ette d g es f m t e e s mHe ks t me d I desp te m e ess m gesm le: I s t k g t t M m d e d e ed

    s e T e e, s e d ve t g t fe M P -be t t kes s t s e He mp s b t t e eg e e t t T s s k g t f m t e b zee g xt e d es t s p se me It d s beel ke t t t Ave e e T e K ed ve e s s

    mp g e d p d es b t e f m s e t ketp ket As t d ge s seems s d ef s z b e exp s Re e t eve ts ve ked tt dv t ge We' e m v g t p v te se t

    bi C m s S e m e t s sm t me stWe' e e f s me mp t t k It s eve p ss b et t t e K ed ve be me p e mm ss e st e e t m ve e d, t ese t b ed t mes Oj b: t t v s vest g t s se es, te

    g t s, d ests T e C m s S e B el pe te t eve s s m t e p e ds p se g g ds d m te st s t be bt b e T e K ed ve

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    ready cked o some f y eo le o work w h s Oldcq a n ances of h s. A l of hem along w h he r den

    ca on ho os are on le a 77 A ven e N el. Hav ngsa d h s Mr h l ber hands sa g ass of cha agne.e dr nk o o r s ccess e w ll be so see s he

    r lers of ar s The Khed ve a s my cheek and sl saroll of b s n o my ns de breas ke The wo of hemalk ook over so e les and o n men books makeele hone ca s. Now and he b rs of vo ces reache

    me. Im oss ble o fol ow he r conversa on I go n o djo n ng room o r c en s wa ng room. Thereey d s n he worn ea her cha rs On he walls a fe

    o ored r n s of harves scenes. A s deboard and nrn re Beyond he far door room and ba hroo

    used o s ay on one n he even ng o he les norder. I worked n he wa ng room. No one wo ld havessed ha h s a ar en ho sed a de ec ve agency.

    A re red co le sed o ve here I drew he c r a nsS lence Waver ng l gh . The scen of faded h ngDream ng my boy ? The Khed ve a ghs and s ra ghens h s ha n he m rror We walk h o gh he ves b er h ber sna s on ash gh e're hav ng a ho sewar ng on gh a 3 marosa Sq are The owners

    ave lef . We have aken over he r o se. A ca se foelebra on H rry O r fr ends are wa ng for s He re Ma ve, n gh cl b on he ha s lys es . . .The follow ng week he Khed ve ns r c s e o ge

    nforma on for o r agency on he ac v es of a cer a

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    L e e Do e We e e ved e o d o

    g v g s dd ess s o o d e o e : Tobe e de s ve e I ve o d so e y o

    o g s I go o h s ho se 5 e Bo sobe e 5 D s A odes e b d g heie e h se f o es o e doo I s fo M He

    No d He e s e e e s so e s e T e Is e o y ho e s o y I es ed so e of

    O e of y b dd es o d e o ge o h MNo d 5 e Bo s obe f I eve ged o es e.

    He o d de e My b ddy ob b y go e dd esso g I do o so s I ve o of o eyI do o e e o He eyes e ef y Is ee e o o e of e s o o v e T e ex

    g I o I s o e I dee v b vo e

    e e s e boys y ge s be de o ed byhe d s s e s s o o y He s s y go s e e . A d s dde y s es o "Do yo o o s He s ge of g o of " eg ys Mos of e e es ed so e s e yse f.Boys f o S Cy C ee y o e s A fe v

    s oo To g s hey o e T e e e of he sWe e g g dde s gg e g s e o e s ofd ess h e ese y o d A d s ,

    b he e e s o ge o g s oss b e ood ess,F eedo d Mo y e g befo e oo o g.He e e Do e s e s by I do s e h so s . I o he e o I ve o o he

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    Khed ve th even ng at ma o a qua e The L eu enanu e me w h ome othe fac he ca h g ouhe R ng of the Kn gh of he hadow R K . Nochance of ght ng n he o en obv ou y It an underg ound wa We ve ke hunted men. Each membe

    of he g ou ha aken an a a he name of a me roat on He n oduce them o me ho y nt Geo geOb gado orv ar e ne y. t other A fo me Ibe known a nce de Lamba e Why nce deLamba e Ju a wh m of he L eu enant A e youe ared o jo n our ne wo k Hono demand t Youhou dn t he ate We I re y Ye n a fa n vo ce.Don ever waver ad I know me are re y ad. Th

    gang e are runn ng the how The e a wh of ro n

    he a r. It won a t Ha e a tt e w ower Lamba eHe wan me o tay on a he Rue Bo obe buIqu ck y nven an o d unc e n he ubu b who u mu We make a da e for omorrow afternoon a he acde y am de n f on of oa of A c tatue. GoodbyeLamba e He g ve me a e c ng ook h eye na rowand I can bea he g nt of hem He re ea GoodbyLAM-BA E, t e ng each y ab e n a funny way:AMBA LE He hut he doo I wa ge ng da k I wande ed

    a m e y th ough th unfam a ect o of own. Theymu be wa ng fo me at maro a quare Wha haI te hem To ut ba d y L eutenan Dom n que waa he o And o wa eve y membe of h g ou Bu t had to make a de a ed re o o he Khed ve an

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    Mr P i i ert T e e i tence of t e R K . rp i ed t em

    T e eren t e pecting t at e ten ive an operation.Yo 're going to in trate t em Tr to get t e nameand addre e Look like a ne a or t e r t timein m ife I ad at o ca l a t i ge of con cienceA momentar one an a T e advanced me a dret o and franc on t e info matio I a to o tain

    Place de P ramide Yo ike to forget t e pa t o r tep inevita take o ack to painf enco nter .

    T e Lie tenant a pacing p and do n front of t e

    tat e of oan of Arc He introd ced me to a tal fe owit o t cropped lond air a d peri inkle e e : aintGeorge a aint r man We entered t e T i erie garen an at do n at t e refre ment tand near t ecaro e I a ack i t e fami iar etti g of m c il

    hood We ordere t ree ott e of fr it ice T e aiterro g t t em and tol t e e ere t e la t of t eirp e ar ppl oo t ere d e no more fr it iceWe' l manage it o t it aid aint George itr m le. He eemed ver determined. Yo re an ecaped pri oner e q e tioned me W ic regime tift Infantr I rep ie in a empt voice t I'd

    rat er not t ink a o t it Making a great e ort I addedI ave on one i to contin e t e tr gg e to t e

    end M profe ion of fait eemed to convince m. Here arded me it a and ake I ve ro nded p a femem er of t e net ork to introd ce to o t e Lietenant told me T e re aiting for at t e R e oi

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