. The court jester . d hangit around his neck inside of his clothes for the sakeof safety, and it was still there! To accomplishthe purpose for which he was sent, the ring wasabsolutely necessary, or his royal master would nothave given it to him. There was nothing to bedone but to return and find it. It would be verydifficult to go to his room without the fact of hispresence being reported to his Majesty, who, also,had sharp ears and knew all that was goingon around him. And what should he say if hewere discovered? Simply that he had forgottenthe ring and had come back for it. Yes, that wassi

. The court jester . d hangit around his neck inside of his clothes for the sakeof safety, and it was still there! To accomplishthe purpose for which he was sent, the ring wasabsolutely necessary, or his royal master would nothave given it to him. There was nothing to bedone but to return and find it. It would be verydifficult to go to his room without the fact of hispresence being reported to his Majesty, who, also,had sharp ears and knew all that was goingon around him. And what should he say if hewere discovered? Simply that he had forgottenthe ring and had come back for it. Yes, that wassi Stock Photo
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. The court jester . d hangit around his neck inside of his clothes for the sakeof safety, and it was still there! To accomplishthe purpose for which he was sent, the ring wasabsolutely necessary, or his royal master would nothave given it to him. There was nothing to bedone but to return and find it. It would be verydifficult to go to his room without the fact of hispresence being reported to his Majesty, who, also, had sharp ears and knew all that was goingon around him. And what should he say if hewere discovered? Simply that he had forgottenthe ring and had come back for it. Yes, that wassimple enough, but to the proud and sensitive youththe consequences would be terrible, for he knewthat the emperor upon learning the truth wouldlose all confidence in his sagacity and would sendanother messenger. And small wonder, too, sincehis first one appears to be such a blundering idiot, he thought, with burning cheeks. Well, he would go back for the ring and if heshould be discovered by the emperor there would 198. A tall form was walking before him Page 199 A MIDNIGHT ADVENTURE be nothing to do but to return to his own countryin disgrace. So Philibert turned his horses headin the direction of Pistoja. It was the hour of midnight when Philibert ap-proached the camp from which he had set forth sojoyously that afternoon, a week ago it seemed tohim now. For the last few miles he had been tor-mented by a fear that he could not overcome, a sur-mise that seemed to be more and more probable ashe drew nearer and nearer to his destination. LeGlorieux had a habit of entering the secretarysroom, as was the custom of jesters, at whatever hourit pleased him, and if he went there after Philibertleft, he would certainly discover the ring, for hissharp eyes saw everything. And he would takethe jewel straight to his master; the youth seemedto hear him saying, Cousin Max, here is your ringthat the careless boy left on his bed. Perhaps evennow Maximilian had a store of wrath laid up forhim! An

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