青豆的做法: “drop a signal flare,” urged Sandy. “We’ll come a-flying!”。“Yes!” he babbled. “Yes! I am the son of the branch of your family that originally had the emeralds. My grandfather, for spite against my father, willed them to your family. Those emeralds ought to be mine—and my sister’s”—here he gestured toward the stewardess. 粉丝的做法
“Did you think of that?”“The man came while I was there,” Larry told Dick. “He is named Deane, and he’s a nice-looking, quiet chap. It seems that when he landed with his ’chute, he came down and struck some driftwood or an old log, and it knocked the wind out of him. When he got back strength to cut himself loose, he tried to get to the seaplane but his landing, as I explained the location—well, you saw it when you flew over—his landing was made a couple of hundred yards away. I got the gardener to take me to the place, yesterday, in the hydroplane. There was a big, sunken log close to the torn ’chute.”
Jeff decided that Dick had the right idea.
“I don’t know,” Jeff spoke dubiously, uncertainly. “We’ve gone over all the things we can think of that might go wrong—but——”
“Jeff! Look——” Wildly Sandy gesticulated.
Briefly Larry swung his head, nodding.
Judged by the theory they had worked out, the action of the men in the amphibian indicated that they were flying away with something they had found.
Miss Serena, with the yacht stewardess, uneasy but clinging close to the older woman, made up the representatives of the ladies’ side, while Captain Parks, his chef, mate, engineer and their helpers and crew, with the caretaker and all the new servants, filled one end of the room.
“Curiously cut stones,” interrupted Sandy. “I read about them too!”。
“What’s that for?” Dick wondered.。
Through a thin cleft in the heavy mist, not far below them the dark outlines of eel-grass, flanking two sides of a channel in the swampy shore line stood out, for an instant, clear and menacing.。
From each came an amazed, horrified gasp.。