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The Dictator

A Novel of Politics and Society

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Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 116,550 / 326 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 510
Added to site: 2007.05.29
mnybks.net#: 17135
Origin: gutenberg.org

The Dictator of the story, Ericson, has just been ejected by a revolution from his position as chief of the South American Republic, Gloria. Of mixed English and Spanish blood, he has a fearless and honest soul. The novel comes to a climax in a plot made against him by his enemies in Gloria.

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'He offers to lend you his well-worn sword for the re-establishment of your rule. He hints that he has an infallible plan of victory, that in a word he is your very man.'

The Dictator smiled a little grimly. 'I thought I could do my own fighting,' he said. 'But I suppose everybody will be wanting to help me now, every adventurer in Europe who thinks that I can no longer help myself. I don't think we need trouble Captain Stewart. Is that his name?'

'Stewart Sarrasin.'

'Sarrasin--all right. Is that all?'

'Practically all,' Hamilton answered. 'A few other letters of no importance. Stay; no, I forgot. These cards were left this morning, a little after nine o'clock, by a young lady who rode up attended by her groom.'

'A young lady,' said Ericson, in some surprise, as he extended his hand for the cards.

'Yes, and a very pretty young lady too,' Hamilton answered, 'for I happened to be in the hall at the time, and saw her.'

Ericson took the cards and looked at them

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