As Colonel Nils Ekstrom worked his way through the various reports sent to Lübeck from Torstensson's adjutants, he spotted an oddity.

Thorsten Engler, that sergeant the princess wanted made a count, had captured both the French cavalry commander and the French army commander!

"Oh, splendid! That's one problem solved at least!  Bring me a map," he commanded his nearest aide, one Major Dag Rödvinge.  "Nutschel.  That's about where . . .

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