NABOKV-L post 0024202, Tue, 7 May 2013 20:15:17 -0700

will the real Mr X please stand up?
Mr Standfast is the third of five Richard Hannay novels by John Buchan, first
published in 1919 by Hodder & Stoughton, London.
It is one of two Hannay novels set during the First World War, the other
beingGreenmantle (1916); Hannay's first and best-known adventure, The
Thirty-Nine Steps(1915), is set in the period immediately before the war
The title refers to a character in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, to which
there are many other references in the novel; Hannay uses a copy of Pilgrim's
Progress to decipher coded messages from his contacts, and letters from his
friend Peter Pienaar.

Well, I did get it right that Cato and Catiline were enemies (see below)
Cataline was brought to trial later that same year, but this time it was for his
role in the Sullanproscriptions. At the insistence of Cato the Younger,
then quaestor, all men who had profited during the proscriptions were brought to
trial. For his involvement, Catiline was accused of killing his former
brother-in-law Marcus Marius Gratidianus,[15] carrying this man’s severed head
through the streets of Rome and then having Sulla add him to the proscription to
make it legal. Other allegations claimed that he murdered several other notable
men.[16] Despite this, Catiline was acquitted again, though some surmise that it
was through the influence of Caesar who presided over the court.

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Cataline (clearly the impostor) was the nickname given to Jean
Caux or Jean-Jacques Caux, the most famous mule packer of the Canadian West.
Detail of Catiline in Maccari's fresco inPalazzo Madama [hide]

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