Among Russian Nihilists, or, The great assassination plot

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Among Russian Nihilists, or, The great assassination plot

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Among Russian Nihilists, or, The great assassination plot
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Brave & Bold
Simon, Jacques
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Street & Smith
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Dime novels. ( rbgenr )
Detective and mystery fiction ( lcsh )
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Volume 1, Number 55

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B15-00039 ( USFLDC DOI )
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lVSS\lK KlKIL/la 0-r'Th_ e Gre_at PfQt "Then I will speak for the prisoner," cried Vera. She stood there superb and queenly, an eall'er shinlnll' in hee lustrous eyes. l\s Burt J\den gazed at her, he could not help murmuring to himself, "Certain.!.)". I shall be sa ed."


BRA VE.BOLD I .fl Different Complete Story Every Week .IMwll WMllJy. JJy S,.Qs,;riptio11 pw year. Entered accordin1r to Act of Omgreu in the year 1901, in 1111 Oi&e o/ tlu Libraria11 of 0>11rres1, Waslungton, LJ. c: STREET a: SldlTH, z.i8 William St., N. Y. No. 55. NEW YORK, January 9, 1904. Price Five Cents. AMONG RUSSIAN NIHILISTS; OR, The Great Assassination Plot. By JACQUES SIMON, of the French Secret Servite. CHAPTER I. MONSIEUR PETROFFSKI'S TERRIBLE COMMISSION. On the morning of Monday, April 27, 18g6, Monsieur Jabowsky, an agent of the secret police at St. Petersburg, while seated at his desl<, in his office m the grim old Third Section building, received a telegram. He tore open' the envelope, and, at a glance, devoured the contents Meanwhile the subordinate who had handed him the message stood by, his attitude expressing respectful at tention. Yet not once did this well-trained subordinate glance at his chief, nor did his eyes travel toward the piece of paper m Monsieur J abowsky's hands. At the bottom of the message was the signature of the imperial mmister of police. It was a command-and an imperative one-that Mon sieur J abowsky received. Written in the mysterious cipher code of the upper po lice circle of the Russian capital, it read, when translated, thus: "Arrest at the railway station, on arrival of forenoon train from Berlin, a young man, supposedly Frertch, known as Jules Vinard. He is twenty years old, five feet eight and a half inches in height; one hundred ac1<1 forty-five pounds. He is of light complexion, with blue eyes and wavy brown hair. He is dangerous, and his im mediate and quiet arrest and safe-keeping are in the high est degree imperative. Failure in this duty means for yourself--" There was no word in the dispatch to fill the place occu pied by the dash. Monsieur J abowsky was able to the word himself. He shuddered slightly at the bare thought of failure. The dispatch concluded with these w1m\'>: "As soon as you have made yam arranger,11'nts, hasten to consult with me." \iVhen Monsieur J abowsky had fmished reading he folded the paper and plac e d it in hi s pocketbook. "Do you wish anything, sir?" a<;ked the subordinate. still staring straight ahe a d at th e wall in fr o nt of him "No," spoke the age nt bf p o lice, lightly. "The mes


2 BRA VE AND BOLD. sage is not an important matter; it concerns only a routine duty." It was not the policy of Monsieur Jabowsky to confide unnecessarily in his subordinates; hence his indifferent answer. "Shall I w ithdraw, sir?" "I do not need you." The subordinate saluted and started toward the door. "Oh, by the way," inquired the police agent, indolently, "has Monsieur Petroffski been seen about this morning?" "He is outside, sir, close at hand." "Be good enough to desire him to come to me." The subordinate again saluted, then quitted the office. :.Vlonsieur Jabowsky, left alone, leaned back in his chair, lighted a black looking cigar and took a few reflective whiffs A remarkable man, this agent of secret police-a man of mystery, even to his associates. This much was known-that he had an office in the Third Section building, which is the headquarters of the St. Petersburg secret police, that he had his own staff of under agents, detectives and secret policemen. As to his authority, he was not known to take any or ders from the head of the secret police, who had much more spacious an

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