An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Seventy-Two

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Hedda Burgemeister, November 1914

“Emmy, please, please forgive me. I’m frightened out of my wits. I have absolutely no one else in this world in whom to confide.”

“But Hedda, you tricked me here. You forged Mister Cordt’s name on a telegram.”

“I knew if I simply sent word I needed help, Heinrich wouldn’t let you return here. With Mister Cordt’s name on the telegram, he’d believe me extremely ill.”

“It’s not only Heinrich who would have said no. I would’ve said no as well. I’ve no intention of being drawn back into this imbroglio. I warned you not to become entangled with Otto.”

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An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Seventy

Above, Dutch soldiers on the frontier with Belgium, George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress

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Andrew Stevens, October 1914

“I understand,” says Sheriff Tobin as he claps Mr. K on the back, “you had a wild adventure in Germany.”

“Much more than he anticipated,” says the Colonel. “Bullets riddling the automobile you’re driving does not fit any description of a relaxing vacation.”

Mr. K shakes his head. “We couldn’t set sail from Bremen, so we needed to cross into the Netherlands. There was a long line of automobiles at the border crossing, with little movement forward. Numerous automobiles were being turned back.”

“And you know how patient Otto is.” The Colonel winks at the Sheriff.

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