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The Intriguers

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,519 / 228 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.7
LoC Categories: PR, HQ
Downloads: 1,089
Added to site: 2010.06.11 28116
Genres: Thriller, Romance

An extravagant tale of political schemers. The hero, an Italian violinist, finds himself, after a phenomenal rise to success, placed in high society in the Russian court of Alexander III and used in a counter-plot to foil a design against the Czar's life. He succeeds and wins a charming russian princess.

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essed. And Papa Péron caught every inflection, every subtle change of key. Never, during the brief performance, was there a single discord. All the time the Frenchman, old in years, had followed every mood of the younger musician.

Papa Péron dropped his slender, artistic hands on the last chord. "My young friend, you are great," he said quietly. "Success to you is only a matter of time. Another glass of Chambertin?"

Nello drained it; he felt strangely elated. "Ah, Monsieur, but your accompaniment was half the battle. When I faltered, you stimulated me. You must have been a magnificent pianist."

Anita broke in in her gentle voice. The daughter of an English mother, she spoke the tongue of her adopted country very fluently.

"You put great heart into us, Monsieur. But when you speak of success, I remember that we have earned just about three shillings to-night."

Péron, the optimist, waved his hand airily. "Look up to the stars, my child, and hope. I have a



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