The first shelf title I add is ‘dodgy narrator’ :OD
The translation here is made by Youssopoff’s friend, the English spy Oswald Rayner, M.A. BARRISTER-AT-LAW. It is now thought that Rayner fired the third shot into Rasputin’s forehead, which was the mortal wound.
Appendix: The Manifesto announcing the abdication of the Emperor Nicholas II, and the Emperor’s farewell message to the troops.
Opening – THE whole country was seething with indignation while Rasputin, like a dark shadow, stood near the throne.
Too difficult to score this. Interesting read and would be more than willing to discuss this with others who chance upon it.