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“Carbon monoxide—deadly fumes that blew in from the exhaust of the engine—it was an old crate, and the engine didn’t have perfect combustion, he said,” Sandy gave the explanation.
Sandy, helpless to interfere, heard Dick give the substance of what they had learned from the superstitious pilot. The man continued:For that fog the seaplane was making at full speed.He did not neglect his duty. For all his nonsense about omens and such things, he gave the airplane a careful checkup, warmed up the engine for Larry himself and made sure that everything he could foresee was provided for.
36“Golly-gracious!” Larry exclaimed, “I’ll bet she’s out of gas.”Evidently the endeavor succeeded, for the amphibian dived, and took to the water, while Larry, directed by Jeff, swept around in a circle out of range if the amphibian rose unexpectedly, but within visual range of its maneuvers.
“Most likely he is,” agreed Larry. “But if he was——”
They all disappeared into the grove, and Jeff, coming rapidly closer, paused to listen to the sound of the pursuit.In the mouth of a broad channel they touched water and ran out of momentum with the wings hovering over the grassy bank to either side.
“Hello, buddy,” the pilot said, without any show of dismay.
The amphibian was headed directly for it.
He did not neglect his duty. For all his nonsense about omens and such things, he gave the airplane a careful checkup, warmed up the engine for Larry himself and made sure that everything he could foresee was provided for.With the zest of healthy youth the chums “shelved” the mystery and hid their chagrin at being wrong again. The repast provided by the yacht chef was worth their attention. Especially palatable was the iced lemonade which the hot, humid night made very delightful.“Just a moment,” came back to him.