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While the transfer was being made the amphibian’s engine died with unexpected suddenness.“Then why did you and Mr. Everdail fly out to meet the yacht?”
“Come on, sir,” Sandy panted. “I’ll show you your emeralds!”He flew low, in order to hold the coastline of the ocean, because he did not dare try to navigate, inexperienced as he was, with no practice at “blind flying” above the clouds.
And in all that time, his “ground crew”—got nowhere!Still, in that case, he mused, if the man had known where the gems were, why hadn’t he inflated the rubber boat and taken them all, in the first escape?
“Just a moment,” came back to him.“That’s so,” Dick began to chuckle. “Pinning clues onto folks is like the clothing salesman who tried to sell a white linen suit to a man who wanted a dark grey one. ‘I’ll give you what you want,’ the salesman said—and he went over and pulled down all the shades!”
“Now we can catch them and ride them down!” exulted Dick.
“But the switches that control the motor for the drum are right out on the wall in plain sight,” he told himself, moving over toward them, since the rolling door was left wide open when the amphibian was taken out. “Yes, here they all are—this one up for lifting the door, and down to drop it. And that switch was in the neutral—‘off’—position when we were first here—and it’s in neutral now.”
“You said we couldn’t get away to tell anybody anyway,” Sandy said, but he was compelled to admit to himself that although anyone might write such a letter—even Jeff!—the postmark was Los Angeles and the enclosure had every appearance of sincerity.53
A crack-up would not be as bad, perhaps, as a plunge, a dive into the bay!His next was to keep silent and avoid further taunting.
“I wonder how much we’ve caught up on them,” Larry said.
That might, or might not be true, Sandy reflected; but he maintained a careful guard over expression and speech.“If Sandy doesn’t object to losing the nickname, then—” Mr. Everdail smiled a little teasingly.