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Unformatted text preview: so they left the Amsterdam Motherhouse together, and went to live in the big house outside Lon- don which was also beautiful and warm and safe. Yuri came to love London. When he learnt that he was to go to school at Oxford, he was delighted by this decision, and he spent six years there, coming home often on weekends, wallowing as it were in the life of the mind. By the age of twenty-six, Yuri was ready to become a serious mem- ber of the Order. There was not the slightest doubt in his mind. He welcomed the travel assignments given him by Aaron and David. Soon he was receiving travel instructions directly from the Elders. And he was making out his reports to them on the computer when he returned. "Assignment from the Elders," he would say to Aaron on leaving. Aaron never questioned it. And never seemed particularly surprised. Always, wherever he went and whatever he did, Yuri talked on the phone long distance to Aaron. Yuri was also devoted to David Talbot, but it was no secret that David Talbot was old and tired of the Order and might soon step down as Superior General, or even be politely asked by the Elder...
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