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ce of the healthy industrial tone which prevails in Germany and the rapidity with which the Government is recovering from the effects of the war, I may instance the fact that an order has been placed with the Leipzieger Spoorwagen Gesselshaft for 60,000 box cars. The order has been placed by the L.S.G. with thirty firms, and the first delivery is due in six weeks.”

“That’s exciting,” said Kitson, “but why cut it out?”
The next cutting was also dated “Berlin” and announced the revival of the “War Purchase Council” of the old belligeren t days as “a temporary measure.”

“It is not intended,” said the dispatch, “to invest the committee with all its old functions, and the step has been taken in view of the bad potato crop to organize distribution.”

“What’s the joke about that?” asked Kitson, now puzzled.
“The joke is that there is no potato shortage–there never was such a good harvest,” said Beale. “I keep tag of these things and I know. The _Western Mail_ had an article from its Berlin correspondent last week saying that potatoes were so plentiful tha north face size chart t they were a drug on the market.”
“Did you read about the Zeppelin sheds?” asked Beale. “You will find it amongst the others. All the old Zepp. hangars throughout Germany are to be put in a state of repair and turned into skating-rinks for the physical development of young Germany. Wonderful concr Cheap North Face Sale ete floors are to be laid down, all the dilapidations are to be made good, and the bands will play daily, wet or fine.”
“What does it all mean?” asked the bewildered lawyer.
“That The Day–the real Day is near at hand,” said Beale soberly.
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“Against the world, but without the flash of a bayonet or the boom of a cannon. A war fought by men sitting in their little offices and pulling the strings that will choke you and me, Mr. Kitson. To-night I am going after van Heerden. I may catch him and yet fail to arrest his evil work–that’s a funny word, ‘evil,’ for everyday people to use, but there’s no other like it. To-morrow, whether I catch him or not, I will tell you the story of the plot I accidentally discovered. The British Government thinks that I have got on the track of a big thing–so does Washington, and I’m h north face aving all the help I want.”
“It’s a queer world,” said Kitson.
“It may be queerer,” responded Beale, then boldly: “How is my wife?”
“Your–well, I like your nerve!” gasped Kitson.
“I thought you preferred it that way–how is Miss Cresswell?”
“The nurse says she is doing famously. She is sleeping now; but she woke up for food and is nearly normal. She did not ask for you,” he added pointedly.
Beale flushed and laughed.
“My last attempt to be merry,” he said. “I suppose that to-morrow she will be wel North Face Sale UK l.”
“But not receiving visitors,” Kitson was careful to warn him. “You will keep your mind off Oliva and keep your eye fixed on van Heerden if you are wise. No man can serve two masters.”
Stanford Beale looked at his watch.
“It is the hour,” he said oracularly, and got up.
“I’ll leave this untidiness for your man to clear,” sa north face fleece id Kitson. “Where do you go now?”
“To see Hilda Glaum–if the fates are kind,” said Beale. “I’m going to put up a bluff, believing that in her panic she will lead me into the lion’s den with t north face sale he idea of van Heerden making one mouthful of me. I’ve got to take that risk. If she is what I think she is, she’ll lay a trap for me–I’ll fall for it, but I’m going to get next to van Heerden to-night.”
Kitson accompanied him to the door of the hotel.
“Take no unnecessary risks,” he said at parting, “don’t forget that you’re a married man.”
“That’s one of the things I want to forget if you’ll let me,” said the exasperated young man.
Outside the hotel he hailed a passing taxi and was soon speeding through Piccadilly westward. He turned by Hyde Park Corner, skirted the grounds of Buckingham Palace and plunged into the maze of Pimlico. He pulled up before a dreary-looking house in a blank and dreary street, and telling the cabman to wait, mounted the steps and rang the bell.
A diminutive maid opened the door.
“Is Miss Glaum in?” he demanded.
“Yes, sir. Will you step into the drawing-room. All the other boarders are out. What name shall I say?”
“Tell her a gentleman from Krooman Mansions,” he answered diplomatically.
He walked i north face outlet nto the tawdry parlour and put down his hat and stick, and waited. Presently the door opened and the girl came in. She stopped open-mouthed with surprise at the sight of him, and her surprise deepened to suspicion.
“I thought—-” she began, and checked herself.
“You thought I was Doctor van Heerden? Well, I am not.”
“You’re the man I saw at Heyler’s,” she said, glowering at him.
“Yes, my name is Beale.”
“Oh, I’ north face arctic parka ve heard about you. You’ll get nothing by prying here,” she cried.
“I shall get a great deal by prying here, I think,” he said calmly. “Sit down, Miss Hilda Glaum, and let us understand one another. You are a friend of Doctor van Heerden’s?”
“I shall answer no questions,” she snapped.
“Perhaps you will answer this question,” he said, “why did Doctor van Heerden secure an appointment for you at Punsonby’s, and why, when you were there, did you steal three registered envelopes which you conveyed to the doctor?”
Her face went red and white.
“That’s a lie!” she gasped.
“You might tell a judge and jury that and then they wouldn’t believe you,” he smiled. “Come, Miss Glaum, let us be absolutely frank with one another. I am telling you that I don’t intend bringing your action to the notice of the police, and you can give me a li north face gilet ttle information which will be very useful to me.”
“It’s a lie,” she repeated, visibly agitated, “I did not st cheap north face jackets eal anything. If Miss Cresswell says so—-”
“Miss Cresswell is quite ignorant of your treachery,” said the other quietly; “but as you are determined to deny that much, perhaps you will tell me this, what business brings you to Doctor van Heerden’s flat in the small hours of the morning?”
“Do you insinuate—-?”
“I insinuate nothing. And least of all do I insinuate that you have any love affair with the doctor, who does not strike me as that kind of person.”
Her eyes narrowed and for a moment it seemed that her natural vanity would overcome her discretion.
“Who says I go to Doctor van Heerden’s?”
“I say so, because I have seen you. Surely you don’t forget that I live opposite the amiable doctor?”
“I am not going north face of the eiger to discuss my business or his,” she said, “and I don’t care what you threaten me with or what you do.”
“I will do something more than threaten you,” he said ominously, “you will not fool me, Miss Glaum, and the sooner you realize the fact the better North Face Sale . I am going all the way with you if you

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