A period of widespread unrest followed the close of the Great War. Unseen and mysterious forces were at work in our civilization jeopardizing its very permanency. This was true not only of Russia, with its Bolsheviki, but no less of our own national life, undermined by devious schemes and threatened by sinister influences. It is with some of these hidden plots that this story of Secret Service and diplomatic intrigue is concerned. Time, about the year 1930.
matic agent and delivered to the United States Department of State."
"How long has it been since she told you this?"
"About four weeks ago, I should say."
"Until then you had heard nothing of the kind from others?"
"I knew representatives of the Secret Service came to your apartment from time to time, and that, occasionally, you met them elsewhere. But it was not until last night that Chisholm, at the Metropolitan Club, came to me with the final revelation."
"Revelation, eh!" Rennison exclaimed, quietly.
The gossippy Storrow went on:
"Chisholm, as you doubtless know, has been sort of befriending Lloyd Louck, the banker who was convicted of embezzlement, and who recently has been released from the Atlanta Penitentiary. There, Louck says, strange" stories are told by men who believe that you, who never appeared in court against them, were primarily responsible for their conviction. They tell of your appearances at unexpected times and places, and they assert that