银隆-「圣达菲油耗」: “How are you fixed?” Jeff spoke to their youthful pilot through his tube.。 圣达菲油耗
“No,” he decided. “When I don’t join them they’ll come over to the estate. It might be a good idea to go on to the landing field and see if the amphibian dropped off anything with a small parachute.”
Sandy regretted his ruse presently, because he heard a boat and realized that he could not see who occupied it: furthermore, while his position would enable him to be hidden and to go along if Jeff took off, he would be helpless in case of an accident to the craft.
“All right,” the man had recovered his surprised wits and was closely watching Larry. “Which pocket?”“Hey—everybody—yoo-hoo!” Larry cupped his hands and began to shout in various directions.
“We can get somewhere, anyhow,” Larry insisted. “Captain Parks, can you account for your men?”
And that ended it!
The amphibian, as they made out its pontoon understructure, came fairly close alongside. Its speed was almost identical with their own and at first all four occupants of the land crate wondered who was in it, and why.“I thought I saw—but it’s gone!” Larry retorted, lowering his voice also.
“Sandy will stop them,” panted Dick, a little to the rear because of his weight. Larry called, over his shoulder, that with two to give battle to, Sandy might need them before they could arrive.“I wondered about that when I got in at the estate, soon after you’d left,” Mr. Everdail—or the man who claimed to be the millionaire—asserted. “I could see he had been working on it, getting it ready—even had the tank full up, but he had disconnected the fuel gauge to fool anybody who might be looking around, I guess.”
“Did he see you, that day?” CHAPTER VI THE END OF THE CHASE
“Where have you been?” demanded Larry. “We hunted high and low! We thought something had happened to you when we saw Jeff fly his airplane away, came here and didn’t locate you.”。
“Come on, sir,” Sandy panted. “I’ll show you your emeralds!”。
“Now,” he said, as Dick, last to crawl in, cleared the edge of the metal, “see how clever this is—the inside of the two plates it has to come down against are fixed with something soft—I think it’s felt—to keep the plate from clanging. It fits so well that the only way I found out about it was by the sun making the dent in the paint show up a few little bright worn spots of bare metal.”。