Ensign Knightley and Other Stories by A. E. W. Mason

By A. E. W. Mason

Contains "The 5th Picture," "The Twenty-Kroner Story," "A Liberal Education," "The Princess Joceliande," and 11 different stories. Newly designed and typeset in a latest 6-by-9-inch layout by way of Waking Lion Press.

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He alone held the key to the puzzle, and since he was now become the centre of attraction he was inclined to play with his less acute brethren. With a wave of the hand he stilled the requests for an explanation, and turned to Scrope. " The curt reply in no way diminished the Surgeon's suavity. "I chose my words ill. I should have asked, Will you confirm an assertion? " Scrope stopped his walk and came back to the table. "Why, that is so," he agreed sullenly. "Knightley had no suspicions. " Wyley leaned back in his chair.

The man has come from the Moorish lines, and may have news which will profit us in the morning. " Now Wyley had noticed that when the corporal first mentioned the word, Scrope, who was looking over his cards, had dropped one on the table as though his hand shook, had raised his head sharply, and with his head his eyebrows, and had stared for a second fixedly at the wall in front of him. " "Yes, I remember the password," Scrope replied simply. "I have cause to. " There was an awkward pause, an interchange of glances.

Scrope stopped his walk and came back to the table. "Why, that is so," he agreed sullenly. "Knightley had no suspicions. " Wyley leaned back in his chair. "Really, really," he said, and laughed a little to himself. "On the night of January 6th Ensign Knightley discovers the lamentable truth. " he asked suddenly. Scrope looked to the Major. "About midnight," he suggested. "A little later, I should think," corrected Major Shackleton. "A little after midnight," repeated Wyley. " The Major and Scrope agreed with a nod of their heads.

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