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Kingdom of the Blind
E. Phillips Oppenheim #2

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This etext was prepared by Jim Grinsfelder of Minneapolis, MN. 

The Kingdom of the Blind
by E.  Phillips Oppenheim 

CHAPTER I 

Lady Anselman stood in the centre of the lounge at the Ritz Hotel and with a
delicately-poised forefinger counted her guests.  There was the great French
actress who had every charm but youth, chatting vivaciously with a tall,
pale-faced man whose French seemed to be as perfect as his attitude was
correct.  The popular wife of a great actor was discussing her husband's
latest play with a Cabinet Minister who had the air of a school-boy present at
an illicit feast.  A very beautiful young woman, tall and fair, with grey-blue
eyes and a wealth of golden, almost yellow hair, was talking to a famous
musician.  A little further in the background, a young man in the uniform of a
naval lieutenant was exchanging what seemed to be rather impressive chaff with
a petite but exceedingly good-looking girl.  Lady Anselman counted them twice,

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