When Prince Stepan Norski decided that he would rather marry the Countess Maritza than preserve his rights as a member of the royal family of Balkia, the king, his father, was highly indignant. But Prince Stepan remained unmoved despite the royal threats and entreaties. He married Maritza and sailed to America, where, assuming the name of Stephen North, he settled down to the life of an American businessman. Sixty years later, John North, Prince Stepan's grandson, decided to go to Europe. He had several business interests to be sure, but the main reason for his decision was the fact that Helen Bond was sailing for the continent with her mother and father, John North was very fond of Helen. Moreover, Helen liked John, so there was really no reason why they shouldn't have married. But Helen's mother was ambitions. She wanted her daughter to marry a title. At just about this time the older line of Balkia came to an end with the death of King Jan IX. The nest heir to the throne was ...
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