cls=首页: 。 By a common impulse of curiosity they stooped and went in. Sandy, his own impulse following theirs, was inside almost as quickly. s60
cls=首页When he had lifted the craft and headed for home, he glanced back.
No glass was needed to show him the yacht, swiftly being brought almost under them by its speed and theirs. A quarter of a mile away was the hydroplane, coming fast. A mile to the south flew the approaching amphibian. And in every mind—even Jeff’s, had they been able to read it—was the puzzled question, “Why?”
234Its speed accelerated at the start by the engine the airplane picked up speed rapidly because its nose was steadily going down.
“Where is he now? If only I could get my hands on him. I wonder who it was?”260
“Yes, you can,” the older man’s face became doleful. “You ain’t the kind to let that-there superstition bug bite you.”
Through its concealing murk flicked the tiny round object of mystery. cls=首页:Sandy caught and relayed the suggestion as they retained their swinging curve.
“I ought to,” Larry also advanced, rather sheepishly. “I tackled you the day you floated the dory out to the cracked-up seaplane.”
“You didn’t tell him the emeralds we found were the imitations?”。
That also was Sandy’s opinion when, after a rapid inspection, they agreed with Jeff that the amphibian, set down with only a strained tail skid and a burst tire in the landing wheel gear, was usable.。
“I—met the estate caretaker in the village. He asked me to run on ahead and tell you—and Mr. Whiteside—” Sandy watched, “—he could not find a Six-B slotted bolt anywhere!”。
“That is just what I need, ma’am,” Sandy told her.。
“Somebody give me a good knife,” ordered Mr. Everdail. “We’ll cut this thing to ribbons and get rid of all the suspense!”。