Mixed Doubles

by John Schoneboom

Evil Julian was selected for his intellect, cunning, and political astuteness to lead the secret society and re-establish British authority after Rhodes' colossal failure in the Transvaal. Julian was clear eyed and was willing to do whatever it took to achieve his aims. He was here, he was now, he was ready. But where was Helen? Indeed, who was Helen?

Julian approached the island after arranging to have the Belgian government contract malaria and a sense of panic with the explicit intention of stopping a German advance.

"Ah!" he said, landing in manly fashion on the beach. "Helen. What an absolute delight."

He peered at her intently with his prodigious green eyes and presently deduced which one she was.

Although Helen was perfectly real, she felt suddenly fuzzy and wanted her slippers. None of this was lost on Julian.

"Come with me!" he shouted. "Let us go forth and taunt Austria!"

Real Helen knew she could ill afford any false steps. Summoning her own legitimacy, she took Julian's manuscripts and said "If we can dangle the return of Alsace-Lorraine, you can count on me darling."

And off they went.
Evil Julian was selected for his intellect, cunning, and political astuteness to lead the secret society and re-establish British authority after Rhodes' colossal failure in the Transvaal. Julian was clear eyed and was willing to do whatever it took to achieve his aims. He was here, he was now, he was ready. But where was Helen? Indeed, who was Helen?

Julian approached the island after arranging to have the Belgian government contract malaria and a sense of panic with the explicit intention of stopping a German advance.

"Ah!" he said, landing in manly fashion on the beach. "Helen. What an absolute delight."

He peered at her intently with his prodigious green eyes and presently deduced which one she was.

Although Helen was perfectly real, she felt suddenly fuzzy and wanted her slippers. None of this was lost on Julian.

"Come with me!" he shouted. "Let us go forth and taunt Austria!"

Real Helen knew she could ill afford any false steps. Summoning her own legitimacy, she took Julian's manuscripts and said "If we can dangle the return of Alsace-Lorraine, you can count on me darling."

And off they went.
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