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Episode Eighteen – ‘The Emperor’s Last Dream’, Part Five

After the appearance of Jules and El Maestro the steady stream of people passing to and fro before our cell gradually slowed to a trickle. Either the seers were running out of suspects or the number of prisoners was now … Continue reading

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Episode Eighteen – ‘The Emperor’s Last Dream’, Part Four

When I woke again bright sunshine was flooding into the room in narrow shafts through the slats in the window shutters and I finally felt refreshed and alert. It was undoubtedly a shame about missing the lantern show but I … Continue reading

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Episode Eighteen – ‘The Emperor’s Last Dream’, Part Three

When I woke up it took me a couple of minutes of gazing around the thick dark shadows of the room to realise where I was. It then took another minute or two before I realised that the thick dark … Continue reading

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Episode Eighteen – ‘The Emperor’s Last Dream’, Part Two

We passed through the Western Gate of Khotya at around half past twelve, part of a great press of pilgrims swarming eagerly into the city. Less than three hours later we had located the hidden door and another room of … Continue reading

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Episode Eighteen – ‘The Emperor’s Last Dream’, Part One

Once the narrow pass had cut its way through the last of the snow-capped peaks and began to wind down the steep rocky slopes towards a grassy plain, our reward for three days of mountainous slog was a truly spectacular … Continue reading

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Episode Seventeen – ‘One of Our Rasputins is Missing’, Part Seven

At this stage I feel obliged to point out that I have been to a number of dodgy parties in my time. I’ve been to office parties where the booze ran too freely and student parties where the booze ran … Continue reading

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Episode Seventeen – ‘One of Our Rasputins is Missing’, Part Six

As we left the Finlyandsky Station my emotions comprised about three parts warm glow of satisfaction at having saved the last Rasputin from his unhappy fate to one part anxiety over Secretary Pokrovsky’s likely response to our action. By the … Continue reading

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Episode Seventeen – ‘One of Our Rasputins is Missing’, Part Five

Our driver took Olga Fyedorovna’s exhortation to ‘step on it’ rather more to heart than might have seemed entirely wise given the conditions. My recollections of the journey from Marya Andreevna’s apartment to the Finlyandsky Station consist mostly of being … Continue reading

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Episode Seventeen – ‘One of Our Rasputins is Missing’, Part Four

Having relayed our instructions to Secretary Pokrovsky’s driver we soon found ourselves winging our way across the frozen city to a set of apartment buildings very like those we had spent the afternoon searching through. Here Olga Fyedorovna shared a … Continue reading

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