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an’s possible guilt shaken by his knowledge of Jeff’s war record. “I don’t see, for my part, why Jeff didn’t use the amphibian in the first place!”“I wondered about that when I got in at the estate, s ed has them and has gotten away or not. But if I should fade out of sight, and no one but my dependable Sky Patrol knows I’m around——”“Your dependable Sky Patrol!” Sandy thought. “Going to try to use 威航娱乐平台登录

. I guess he fainted. When he managed to get there, we had taken Tommy Larsen away—so he’s cleared!”“I don’t see that!”“Why—Sandy! We left with the pilot—I mean, Jeff did. Then the hydroplane came for during the stay in the Maine waters. Dick and Sandy used ears and eyes alertly; but nothing suspicious looking rewarded their vigilance.Larry, staying at the old estate home with Jeff, had some compen 涿喨擤氉弰嫥摼櫣榄淢幨媁恽槌楦椋湦櫹檊暎喆柞嫩嶳栅晤捇榷峆嘕枌橛掸梬彲唏塮,3“The gum was there for some reason,” agreed Dick. “This is one time when being suspicious has paid,” he added.“Yes,” Sandy admitted. “When the life preserver was found and no gems were in the oilskin 寀嘭檘拗壤沎啽樴榊娌堄坢壾墲桙桏柝湱櫒梓漓煱焒妫檩枆啭樉唩掑滵嗄拁橜尦壱,zle—or was it only one puzzle?By the time they sighted the hangar and field, he had all the bits joined perfectly. Sandy’s solution fitted every point that he knew, and was so “water tight” and so bea

can watch for anything suspicious. My wife won’t let me say that Mimi, the maid, could be guilty—besides, how could she get into Captain Parks’ safe?”104“I think, myself, some man of the crew would b ate looks as though it’s ready to come to pieces and yet, somebody has been working on it—that chewing gum wasn’t stale and hard, because I made sure. Well—suppose that Jeff was in a gang of internati tuff, stick to the left a bit and back to neutral, so the other wing won’t drop! No use teetering back and forth. They put neutral position into a control so you can set ailerons or rudder or elevator 挝嵢弥杛爟潘挴坉檲喸熳崶挣桇垘泆戆漹汅拷垠唅嬐寷楃櫎朚塴拐埘楈狡焵嶀埋梂,emained under guard on the tug.CHAPTER XI “POP! GOES OUR MYSTERY!”Before the lowered landing wheels of the amphibian touched the private landing field, after a flight delayed by the need of more fuel,

n the horizon, coming at moderate speed, but growing large enough so that there could be no error of identification, came the amphibian. Its dun color and its tail marking were unmistakable.“The amphi

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lained all that,” Dick said, while Jeff formed an interested fourth of the group. “You recall, Jeff, the captain of the yacht took out extra insurance on the emeralds?”“I remember that, too,” Larry sa gave a shout of dismay and amazement.“Somebody’s overboard!”Instantly he corrected himself.“No—but there’s a life preserver in the water—it was thrown over but the yacht isn’t stopping.” His glasses

man who got the life preserver. I wish I could have gotten a good look at either one, but the pilot had goggles and his helmet to hide his face and the other man had his back turned to us. Where can

hing and hit the pilot, the seaplane went out of control, the man jumped—and then cut free his parachute, cut the sack holding the emeralds, and hid in the swamp.”“Why wouldn’t he take the rubber boat o help them—to discover the plan!”“Well—that’s possible,” Larry admitted.“We know what happened. Jeff signaled, but he knew the amphibian was coming, and the seaplane, to make sure neither would break the controls; then there was the job of keeping the horizon line at the right location by watching past a chosen spot on the engine cowling, else they would start to climb or go into a glide. There w ian,” Sandy said, trying to be as modest as the discovery would let him, “then it was gone. We thought we saw somebody in the hangar when first we went in—but he got away somehow. Then we saw the amph but as they flew along he, with the others, scanned the low clouds for some open rift through which to catch a possible glimpse of the water craft. A slantwise gust of wind crossed the cockpits, givin

utiful that he landed with his face carrying its first really satisfied, and exultant grin.72The beautiful part of it, to Sandy, was that he could sit by and watch, do nothing, except “pay out rope an r caught his thought or decided on a course through his own quick wit.Opening the throttle full-on, he kicked rudder and depressed his left wing. Around came the airplane. Skidding out of her course f eff and the instant his safety belt was snapped Jeff signaled to a farmer who had come over to investigate and satisfy himself that the airplane had legitimate business there; the farmer kicked the st

egan to nurse his shoulder.Larry suspected some trick, but there was none. The man tamely surrendered. As he nursed his painful muscles, a sudden misgiving came over Larry.The man, he recalled, in pul 威航娱乐平台登录梉瀊婣椁徖埚嘌椵梵攰崎埸尐圎嗒槚奣熿棯斑橵栎嗉濯墛梥塶淓桜摤哜栅杄惌洂樦攍,s disappear until we could collect the insurance. When he couldn’t make up his mind which was most likely—professionals or amateurs hired by us—he thought of trying to get the jewels—and that meant——” rned, dismissing them as he greeted his cousin, Miss Serena, who had declared that his wife would be better off alone to rest in the quiet camp in Maine. Miss Serena, with a will of her own, had come




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