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All questions had to be answered in detail, and no answer was ever enough— he must go back and recall more to satisfy his become mother's impatient clamor. DRAGON MAR VEST 30 "Listen, old darling," said the son— and this too was routine. "— and then all the arguments. " That would have been quite a story, and Lanny couldn't tell it. He had his work to do, and it wasn't buying paintings; but he couldn't give his mother the least hint of that fact. He would only have set her to worrying, even more than over the fact that he had no wife.
The belle of the Oriole They were full of a Ufe- time's memories, and he told her some. This second studio had been Kurt Meissner, during the years he had been preparing to great Koviponist. Lizbeth had never heard of him, so Lanny told about him, of course not mentioning that he had been Beauty's lover, or that he was now a Nazi agent in Paris. When Lanny mentioned the Nazis, it was only to tell amusing and picturesque things, such as Marshal Goring keeping a lion cub in his home, and the retreat which Hitler had built himself on the top of a mountain, the only access being through a tunnel and a shaft in which a bronze elevator went up seven hundred feet through solid rock.
Such Parsifal tal concentration and fixed staring are among the established ways of in- ducing trances and thus tapping the subconscious forces. Lanny 's stepfather was interested, because by this means he was seeing visions of the Buddhist monastery of Dodanduwa in Ceylon, from whose oldtime monks he had been getting communications for years. He had written letters and received replies from the now-living monks, and the pictures they had sent him of the monastery buildings corresponded what he had seen in the crystal ball.