The Last Ten Words
John A. Moroso
Published in Pearson's Magazine, April 1913.
An Italian prince who had made a powerful enemy in the Camarra back home is making a visit to New York City. Rumors of attempts on his life prompt the Secret Service to assign Grantham Waldron as an extra bodyguard. Waldron is present when the prince's detachment of guards are one by one killed with a stiletto from an unseen hand.