I have to ask the young woman Nada Tsourikoff to call here to see you." The monk having granted permission, Hardt, passing into the study, was soon speaking with the popular young dancer of the Bouffes. "You will call here at noon, eh?" he asked, to which she gave a response in the affirmative.
"He was filled with satisfaction that he would be able thus to help the Fatherland." "In any case he has failed!" said the "holy" man. "Not only that, but the plot against Korniloff has also failed. What shall I reply to Berlin? What will they say?" "Has the girl Nada Tsourikoff failed us, then?" I asked eagerly. "Yes," he replied in a hard, deep tone. "The little fool apparently had no courage.
Punctually at twelve I was informed that a young lady, who refused her name, desired to have an urgent interview with the Starets, and on going to the waiting-room, wherein so many of the fair sex sat daily in patience for the Father to receive them, I found a tall, willowy, dark-haired and exceedingly handsome girl, who, after inquiring if I were Féodor Rajevski, told me that her name was Tsourikoff and that she had been sent to see the Father.
The slightest trace of the powder will result in death from a cause which it will be impossible for the doctors to identify. " A young dancer at the Bouffes named Nada Tsourikoff, living in the Garnovskaya, will call upon you for the tube marked No. 2. She is a close friend of General Korniloff, and is about to join him at headquarters at our orders.
A man named Tsourikoff by some means obtained knowledge of what was intended. Her Majesty heard of it, hence I had him removed two days later. He was met by a certain dancer, and had supper with her at Pivato's, in the Morskaya. An hour after they parted Tsourikoff died mysteriously." "The dancer was a friend of yours, eh? Perhaps a sister-disciple?" remarked the Emperor with a meaning grin.