: Larry, too, saw a number of difficulties—perhaps more than did Jeff, because, from Larry’s point of view, due to Sandy’s suspicion of the superstitious pilot, Jeff must not go free with the gems in his pockets, nor did Larry dare be the one to go. If he did, Jeff might be playing a trick, let him get beyond chance of return in time, use some reserve gas and fly away.。“Yes, I did all that—and I guess I will explain. I meant to, anyhow—or I wouldn’t have brought you here.” CHAPTER XXXI A TRIUMPH FOR THE ENEMY
“Yes, sir. If I am in the front and you are in the other place, and the airplane balances and flies easily, there must be something to make up the difference when you aren’t along!”
CHAPTER VI THE END OF THE CHASE
“I see. Don’t think for a moment, Lawrence, that it was caused by anything but Jeff’s carelessness, because of his fears.”
Taking the long-bladed one Sandy produced, Mr. Everdail advanced.
The millionaire waited a decent interval for someone to come forward, and Miss Serena finally broke the spell of silence by saying, quietly:No wonder that he failed to react to a slight clinking, hardly more than would be made by the scratch of wire in a lock.
Dick, Larry and Sandy were silent.“We had a little trouble,” Dick said. “Somehow the cable for the ‘flippers’ got jammed, but Larry got us out of the trouble like a born flyer.”
“Something new has come up, sir. I was waiting there by my ship a good while back, and I heard another one cruising and spiraling, shooting the field, I guess, because he came in and set down. My crate, just the way you ordered, was down by the grove, not in plain sight in the middle of the course. But Jeff set his ship down, left the engine running, and went off. I stayed hid to see what would happen, but when he didn’t come back, I thought I’d better go and find you—and see if it meant anything to you.” :
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“No, Sandy, it’s from the water.”
As they swung in a banked turn to circle over the Sound, the green disappeared and its place was taken, as it seemed, by red.
“He must have walked under a ladder, from the way things have turned out,” he said, amusedly.。
“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.。