【G8】: Larry breathed a prayer of thanksgiving. Sandy was all right, saved for the time being from danger of being driven down.。He proved it, and they followed him through the fairly low orifice. “There’s one way to check up,” Jeff suggested. “Who’s not here who was in the house before the life preserver was missed?” 近视眼手术做的几个眼睛 痛风有那么痛吗
【G8】The signal went forward.
All three comrades wished heartily that Jeff had revealed the information. Since he had not, each cudgeled his brains for some likely place within walking distance of the estate.Swiftly he snapped the binoculars to his eyes as they receded from the yacht in the onrush of their zoom.
Larry, more conversant with flying tactics, decided that Jeff meant to get to a higher level than they occupied, to outclimb the less flexible seaplane, so that he could swoop upon it with the advantage of elevation to help him overtake it.
162“I don’t think we need to stay here—both of us,” Sandy said. “And if Jeff went into the house, he may have come out. Suppose he plans to get hold of that life preserver, and the woman was sent ahead to get us all away—” He considered that, then went back to his original idea, “Then it would be a good thing for me to get back to where I can watch that amphibian.”
“How are you fixed?” Jeff spoke to their youthful pilot through his tube.
“All right, sir,” Larry said. “We thought we ought to report what came into our minds. But we can’t prove anything, of course.”
【G8】:“With a fine-tooth comb!” Dick broke in. “We did make one big discovery, though.”
Opening the throttle full-on, he kicked rudder and depressed his left wing. Around came the airplane. Skidding out of her course from the momentum and the sharp application of control, she moved sharply upward and sidewise.“Thanks,” Larsen stated, “I’m too tired. Me for bed.”
“Let’s make whoever knows anything—er—let’s make them work it out for us,” suggested Dick. “Let’s bait a trap with the life preserver—leave it where it is, get Mr. Everdail to call everybody together, and we’ll tell what we found and what we think is in it—and see what we see.”
“Had his foot tied up, Master Larry. Said he was flyin’ and his power quit and he had to come down in a bad spot and a lot more.”
The beautiful part of it, to Sandy, was that he could sit by and watch, do nothing, except “pay out rope and let them tie themselves up in it.”。
He resolved, then and there, never to become a detective.。
“No, Sandy. He thinks they were the real ones.”。