FREDERICK THE GREAT, ?T. 59. "Then why did you try to poison his mind against me?"  《彩票助赢软件》官网 "Then why did you try to poison his mind against me?" As we have stated, Frederick had declared that if any rumor should be spread abroad of the fact that he had entered into a secret treaty with Austria, he would deny it, and would no longer pay any regard to its stipulations. He had adopted the precaution not to affix his signature to any paper. By this ignoble stratagem he had obtained Neisse and Silesia. The rumor of the secret treaty had gone abroad. He had denied it. And now, in accordance with the principles of his peculiar code of honor, he felt himself at liberty to pursue any course which policy might dictate. "Oh no," returned Kennedy, easily. "I mix up in all sorts of queer investigations. Toxicology is a hobby with me. Doctor Leslie did indeed confirm my results, working independently." 鈥淗ow glorious,鈥?he exclaimed, 鈥渋s my king, the youngest of kings, and the grandest! A king who carries in the one hand an all-conquering sword, but in the other a blessed olive-branch, and is the arbiter of Europe for peace or war.鈥? Baron Trenck, in his memoir, gives an appalling account of these hardships in the body-guards to which he belonged. In time of peace there was scarcely an hour which he could command. The morning drill commenced at four o鈥檆lock. The most complicated and perilous man?uvres were performed. Frederick considered this the best school for cavalry in the world. They were compelled to leap trenches, which were continually widened till many fell in and broke their legs or arms. They were also compelled to leap hedges, and continue to charge at the highest possible speed for miles together. Almost daily some were either killed or wounded. At midday they took fresh horses, and repeated these toilsome and dangerous labors. Frequently they would be called from their beds two or three times in one night, to keep them on the alert. But eight minutes were allowed the guardsman to present himself on horseback, in his place, fully equipped. 鈥淚n one year of peace,鈥?he says, 鈥渢he body-guards lost more men and horses than they had in two battles during the war.鈥? "The spies he had in your house would keep him informed," said Jack. "How did you know that day which of the two of us was Bobo?" "What were the exact words?" asked Kennedy. "Did you get them down?" 鈥淕reat God! my sister of Baireuth, my noble Wilhelmina, dead; died in the very hours while we were fighting here.鈥?  "Then why did you try to poison his mind against me?"