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Larry moved the throttle forward as far as it would go.
“The gum was there for some reason,” agreed Dick. “This is one time when being suspicious has paid,” he added.
Dick, laying a hand on Larry’s arm, stopped him.“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.”
“No!” he cried. “No! Larry—Dick—you, Mister! Come on, quick—under these trees yonder!”“Nothing,” Dick said dejectedly. “We ought not to have left that thing unguarded.”“What could make such a sound?” he pondered.
CHAPTER VIII SANDY MEETS A “SUSPECT”“What did you discover, Dick?”“To tell him about the life preserver—and maybe to deliver it!”
Larry, holding speed at a safe flying margin so that the sustentation, or lifting power of the air, was greater than the drag of the airplane as it resisted the airflow, let the nose drop a trifle, let the engine rev down as he glided to a lower level where the air would not bite so much. They would be able to follow quite as well, dropping behind just enough to keep the line of distance between them as great as if they were higher and closer over the amphibian.
Or, as Larry taxied, learning to manage speed on the ground by use of wider throttle for more speed, cutting down the gas if the craft began going too fast, he would catch an error:135
The crash and call of the beaters coming in began to grow louder.Fixing accusing eyes on Sandy, Jeff spoke:“Dye!” he chuckled. “If you want special food or drink you have to dye-it!”
The supposed Mr. Everdail scribbled a note which he handed back to Sandy, who caught his idea of dropping instructions on the deck of the yacht.“That doesn’t fit in,” argued Larry. “A bandaged foot, a limping pilot, an engine that wouldn’t start—and sending this gentleman on an errand that would take him away for a good while——】【