From the author: She hoped for a hero. Unfortunately, she found Adolf Hitler.
TWILIGHT OF IDOLS
by Stephen Dedman
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The thin, pale-faced man had been sitting quietly on the edge of his seat as though prepared to flee, obviously in awe of the august company, but the conversation at the table had somehow drifted from opera to politics, and the little man had started to orate, almost to preach, condemning communism and all communists in venomous phrases. Though hung with tapestries, the villa’s marble halls unfortunately had excellent acoustics, and the man’s voice...