三明治“We will, gladly, sir,” agreed Larry.
And that, to Dick, spelled disaster.“Then why did she throw over that life preserver?—” and as he began the inquiry Larry saw the answer.
“Who else could get the emeralds?” persisted Sandy.
“There’s the hydroplane!” Dick, leaning over the left side, made a pointing gesture. Larry, watching seaward, had not been looking in the right direction. Sandy, alert to pass signals, touched Jeff and received a nod from the pilot.
In that he was beaten by only a hundred feet.
“I don’t know what to think,” Dick admitted. “No ghost does those things. A real person has some reason for doing them. Who? And why?” 15
“That’s so. But somebody said she did, or thought she must know the real ones.”。
Slowly, as the distance behind them increased, their distance behind the other two ships grew less. Minute by minute they cut their handicap. Dick strained his eyes ahead, and to either side, watchful, eager.。