莫德里奇=首页: 260。 “I’ll see the amphibian Jeff was working on, nights,” he mused. “It ought to be in sight now——” 婷婷
“The imitation!”“It would be missed, Larry. He was too bright for that.”
In a short time two others returned, to knock on the door and to inform Dick, when he opened it, that the woman, clever planner that she proved herself, had arranged the small motor-boat of the estate so that its engine was going; by a ruse she had gotten far enough ahead of them while they stopped to “capture” her discarded coat after she had cried out as if she had stumbled. That enabled her to get to the boat. They had no way to overtake her as she swept out of the inlet. Evidently she had started the boat motor in the afternoon while they were away, or they would have heard the roar of the start though no one had noticed the softer purr of it as it idled.
“I wonder how much we’ve caught up on them,” Larry said.“Be still,” cried Everdail. “We can thresh it out later. Right now let’s get those emeralds.”
Pilot Tommy Larsen nodded vigorously.
“Why, go out to the Everdail estate, under my direction, and watch.”
“Because—the person who threw the jewels off the Tramp—isn’t here—and wasn’t suspected or seen.”
As soon as the sensation created by the large offer was over, everybody looked suspiciously at his or her own neighbor.。
“Stop that! Tell us where you’ve been and what you did? We’ve worried ourselves sick, nearly.”。