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Excerpt from The Island MysteryIn 1914 there were not twenty men in England who had ever heard of the island of Salissa. Even now - I am writing in the spring of 1917 - the public is very bady informed about the events which gave the island aMoreExcerpt from The Island MysteryIn 1914 there were not twenty men in England who had ever heard of the island of Salissa. Even now - I am writing in the spring of 1917 - the public is very bady informed about the events which gave the island a certain importance in the history of the war. A couple of months ago I asked a well-known press-cutting agency to supply me with a complete collection of all references to Salissa which had appeared in our newspapers. I received a single short paragraph from a second-rate society weekly. It ran thus:Is it true that our new Minister for Balkan Problems has a curious story to tell about a certain island in the Mediterranean, and is there a lady in the case?The Minister referred to is, of course, Sir Bartholomew Bland-Potterton. The island must be Salissa.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.