汉唐证券=首页: “If she isn’t damaged,” he told Dick, “you and Jeff, or Jeff and I could fly to the swamp in her.”。Larry, though quiet, was both confident and calm. 火箭22连胜
汉唐证券=首页“How did you find out?”“I weighed the situation,” went on the detective. “A robber would be enough of a gem expert to know the stones were imitations and would have taken the others. But—some Hindu fanatic, in India, where the emeralds came from originally, might have a fixed idea that they must be destroyed. He might not know imitations from real ones.”
The man who called himself Mr. Everdail nodded.They compared notes eagerly. Dick and Sandy could hardly forego interrupting one another as they brought their story up to the minute after hearing how Larry had helped to get the pilot to the amphibian, discovering and rescuing the life preserver on the way.“As innocent as the man I helped capture—Mr. Everdail’s friend, that man we put on the wrecking tug for five hours.”
202“We wanted to take every precaution, Larry. There was a chance that no Hindu was involved. It might be someone with what the French call an idee fixee—a fixed notion—a demented purpose of destroying emeralds—no other stones were treated with acid except those lying in the little pool around the emeralds.”
“Jeff left the amphibian here on purpose. Of course he knows that Mr. Whiteside won’t leave the real jewel ‘preserver’ unguarded here, but he must know the plan to have it in the hangar. He thinks he is clever enough to outwit us all—but Jeff,” he addressed the imaginary image of the pilot, “you walked under a ladder, today. Don’t forget how superstitious you are. And—this time—it is an omen, and no mistake.”167
Jeff, warned by the trail of light on the water below, took a quick look.
汉唐证券=首页:“Golly-to-gosh!” he muttered, “that was close——”
161None of the three noticed Dick.
“In case the—ghost—got away from the others and knew this airplane was here.”。
“I don’t understand how the haunted hangar comes in,” protested Larry.。