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CHAPTER XX SANDY TURNS OVER A NEW LEAF“Ghost Again Walks In Haunted Hangar.”
Dick turned on Jeff.“Just a moment,” came back to him.Friendly pilots, considering Larry such a boy aviator as Bobby Buck had proved to be, gave him some instructions that were most valuable, concerning night flying. The wind would be dead ahead, for most of his trip toward Maine, and he could check his direction by that until he had to veer to the West of North, when the wind, quartering, would drift him off the course—but they gave him rough corrections, and advised him to get above the clouds that were bearing down on Boston—local thunder storms.
None of the three noticed Dick.“You ought to be careful,” Larry interrupted. “If she puts two-and-two together, emeralds and a chase and a wrecked seaplane——】【
They all saw the captain’s face assume an expression of disgust.“It is!” agreed Larry. “He’s coming here. I wonder what for!”“How can we, unless we catch him—and the emeralds are gone——”
The seaplane wavered, caught itself in a steadier line. In the pursuing airplane three youthful faces grew intent.Sooner than that, Sandy guessed, the unknown person could not have quit the hydroplane: otherwise the turning from shore would have continued and the hydroplane, instead of proceeding in a straight course away from land, would have swept in a wide circle, round and round.
That caused Larry to determine to circle over the place. They had found something, perhaps, down below!His library, that evening, made Sandy think of a “mass meeting of creditors or stockholders who have been tricked.”
“You tell me who knew the way to get into the captain’s safe and I’ll try to get the emeralds.”
“But it was a woman Larry saw, through the glasses, at the stern,” Sandy objected.
Larry stared. Then he nodded and grew very thoughtful.102“Golly-to-gosh!” he muttered, “that was close——”
Closer and closer together came the swift turbine propelled yacht and the surface-skimming hydroplane.The search took longer than they expected.