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.
163“None!”His uncertainty was not maintained for long.
He did not forget to assure himself, by a final look at the windsock indicating the wind direction, that the breeze had not shifted. 别克新凯越=首页:
“The amphibian!” cried Larry. “I wonder why——】【
“We all thought it went back to the yacht,” Larry finished his sentence for him.“He is spelling out something with his flashlight,” Sandy decided, as he saw short flickers and longer dashes of light while the amphibian kept a course within close range but at safe wing distance.
Once more the low-wing craft took the air, climbed to a good height, Larry used his instructions, got the nose into the wind and drove ahead. This man might be “in cahoots” with Jeff, and Sandy was determined not to take Jeff, or anyone else, at face value too readily.
“The man who jumped with the parachute and life preserver must be named Gaston—from what the pilot said to you, Larry,” he went on.。
“I think it came out the way it does in books,” Sandy declared. “Each set wanted those emeralds, and they tried to outdo one another—and maybe the hydroplane was the honest one of the lot, with Mr. Everdail’s—the real one’s—caretaker, summoned by the captain.”。