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Comte Félix Ernest de Ségalai, scion of an ancient Provencal family, was often to be seen in the vicinity of the French Ministries and the Chambre des Députés.

His aristocratic bearing and dignified appearance impressed all those who came in contact with him. An enquirer, struck with the man's knowledge, would often terminate a brief conversation by politely asking for his position and name. "Inspector of the Secret Police, Comte de Ségalai," he would answer. And the enquiring visitor would walk away, more than ever impressed.

Last week, he arrived at the Chambre with a...

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