Their pilot was skillful at coursing in such a direction and at such a height that he could skim low over the water craft’s radio mast and come almost to stalling speed while Sandy cast the note overside.
“Tommy has been very good to me, giving me his time, in his room, so he could tell me all the ‘fine points’ he has picked up about flying.”“Then somebody is still close. How long ago?——】【
“Let’s go back to the house and make sure he didn’t stop there to see what Jeff had been doing before,” Larry suggested. “He may have missed going with Jeff. If the woman had been along he’d have had no place and they would have left him here. But there isn’t a trace.”
“I used to take one little thing for a start, and make up my mind that whoever did it was the one I must suspect,” Sandy explained. “But that’s like trying to prove a man guilty because I think he may be.”
From the air, to an observer who had no idea that his craft had been used, all should seem natural, Larry decided as he and Dick, with Sandy’s discarded garments, and with the caretaker ruefully grumbling, chose a place of concealment.
Rap—tap—tap!“Long Distance Operator, please,” he spoke into the transmitter.
“Bang! Another theory gone up in smoke!” Dick was rueful.
He greeted them sourly. Plainly the caretaker was out of sorts.。
“Why, Dick! Wait till everybody was gone, then take to the rubber boat, get himself picked up——”。
“We can be warming it up and watching!” Larry urged.。
In the light of a flare, Mr. Everdail perused the pages.。