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"Guardian" Office,

March 14, 1914. Infatuation, treachery, pathos, and

poignant tragedy figure nr a marked degcrof in the stories of women spies •wh have wrested ■ secrets from nations. "Using their beauty and powers , of fascination-iis• ia.'ltu*e, they lead nayal and miltary;. officers to. betray their coiuitries, afterwards casting aside .- their', victim's,, -whoso ■ careers end either ■> .with; a (Irallet /or in '■ lifelong, imprison- .■■ ißont. , A /a^iriar' .heading . 'almost every; day ;ia.'thi>; ; \t:cwspapers is that of .■ : "Espionage.;'; n()./Thursday last, it was,' reported..that,iaa''--'Aiisti'iaji .lieutenant . ; liadrbcbn'.sehtfeH^p'd to ;17 : -..'years' iniprisoaipen^^piV^utipg'as a spy during. : :.tli&. Biilka.;v:^Tif.,..arid it is safe to say ' ; that" oiily.;ia\fraction of those engaged 'in, this extr^mc'^V'^sky .business- are ■eKor/detei3uei|r- '^'ivbelieye you. vr^re. trapped'hyiv :.v/omah who,is the agent oof-, so mo"' foreign country.. •• Because IJ>fvlteye.thafc,i I'uni'-gomg-to show some sort of ..leniency for you; hut it,can-. not he niuch-—the crime-is too great." '.' Tfe was just after making these trenchant' remarks: that Mr Justice Darling a ' short tinie ago sentenced George Herhsrt Parrott, formerly a gunner in the Nary, to' four years' penal servitude for communicating! naval secrets to a : fpreigti;;Pay/er,.; -, . ..'■■• •..'.-' .-.

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"Guardian" Office,, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8818, 14 March 1914

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"Guardian" Office, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8818, 14 March 1914

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