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Unformatted text preview: ri. Of course this simple admission was a flagrant violation of the rules. Aaron went on: "David Talbot was never an Elder. He told me so before he ... left the Order. He told me that he had never spoken with anyone who was an Elder, indeed, he had obtained many a surrepti- tious and frequent denial from the older ones-they weren't Elders. They didn't know who the Elders were." Yuri didn't answer. All his life, since the age of twelve, he had lived LASHER with the idea that the Elders were his brethren, a jury, so to speak, of his peers. "Precisely," said Aaron. "And now I don't know who they are or what their motives are. I think they killed a doctor in San Francisco. I believe they killed Dr. Samuel Larkin. I believe that they have used people like me all our lives-to gather information for some occult purpose that was never understood or appreciated by those of my generation. That is the only thing ,1 can believe." Yuri again didn't reply. But this was a...
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