Foreign News: Death of a Dandy

Raoul—where was he? Clerks and sub-clerks, permanent secretaries and under secretaries in the Ministry of Agriculture debated the question with quips sharpened by a vague anxiety. Raoul La Chapelle was popular, the manager of a department. Now for over a week he had not been to the office, nor had he telephoned or written to say where he was. Ever since the night of a feêe when, expected to dinner, he had failed to appear, Raoul La Chapelle had been lost as completely as if he were dead. At last the Minister of Agriculture...

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