=首页A footrace against a flying ship was novel enough; but the maneuver of the amphibian was still more strange. It was baffling to Sandy.
“Larry—it was a whole word.”“Well,” Jeff said, with a grin, swinging around in his seat and drawing off his helmet, “here we are!”
“My gracious!” that lady exclaimed, “I hope not!”
Sandy, having hurt his foot somewhat in his stumble, was quickly out of the race.
“How did it get there?” repeated Sandy, stunned.
Because it had been supposed that the “ghost”—Jeff—or whoever it was, would use that means of getting in, Dick’s own position had been chosen. He had selected a place sharply diagonal in direction from it. In his corner he could not be seen in the beam of a flashlight from the small cupboard unless its user came all the way out: otherwise the sides would shape the path of the light so it would not come near him.
“Carbon monoxide—deadly fumes that blew in from the exhaust of the engine—it was an old crate, and the engine didn’t have perfect combustion, he said,” Sandy gave the explanation.
“If you boys were with Jeff you must be all right,” the man advanced, hand extended.
Sandy had lost his suspicious look. His interest, as much as that of his older chums, was caught and chained by the coming possibilities and he put down the letter to listen to Jeff.。
“That-there certainly is queer,” he commented. “You’re right. Gum is stuck every place, wads of it.”。
That supported his decision that neither a single robber nor a band of miscreants had planned the affair. They would have taken all the real stones, and he believed that these were numerous.。