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I suggested that perhaps it would be better if we caused Zsemlye to be decapitated. After all, once it was declared that an act of treason had indeed been committed, there should be no objection to such course. Although their faces registered no emotion, I was astonished to see - I was aware of this that the council of war were surprised at my suggestion. Singer replied to me in a lengthy speech, explaining that while it was obviously not a bad idea as ideas go, the trouble was, such a thing could not be done without declaration of war or else it would be (he searched at length for the expression that follows) - or else it would be an ambush.

In the first place, there was the question of standards. Singer promised to bring with him the standards next morning, together with the rubber-stamp that was needed as a seal (which his father had made long before and kept on his writing-desk in anticipation of the day it would be needed). At this point, Rogyák remembered another difficulty. " he asked. Why, while you didn't possess a prey you couldn't even get down to the business, so to speak, of starting the battle. For a moment, Singer was perplexed.

Our projected alliance with California was a certainty, and he was biding his time to launch, in all quietness and unobtrusively, the worldscale fight. That is all I know of the Council of War of 1898. For years, I didn't concern myself with the matter. In 1899, I registered for the first form of secondary modern and for several years after I was occupied with my studies. The momentous events that have been taking place have put me in mind of all that I have described here. As regards the tracing of connections between those events and current developments, I leave that, I repeat, to people better qualified than I am.

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