By Leslie Charteris
Extra war-time adventures for the Saint: whilst a cargo of iridium is stolen, the Saint plots to get better the products, simply to be framed for the homicide of 1 of his leading leads. Then in Texas, the Saint’s makes an attempt to trace down a guy who’s been sabotaging guns factories is pissed off whilst his major suspect turns up burnt to a crisp…
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He’s apprehensive approximately me. ” The bell-boy’s grin shrank in from among his ears so unexpectedly that Simon was once sorry for him. He acknowledged, “Never brain, Po’t Arthur. Here’s 5 cash besides. sustain the counter-espionage. ” The negro beamed back. “Yassah, thanks, sah. And there has been anything else—” “What? ” “Another gennelman used to be nosin’ round this mawnin’, askin’ questions on you. He didn’t supply no identify, and Ah by no means observed him befo’. ” “Was he tall and skinny, with grey-blond hair lower very brief? ” “Nawsah. He was once kinda brief and fats, and he had a pink face and pink hair and light gray eyes. Ah dunno nothin’ ’bout him, yet he wasn’t no Galveston policeman. ” “Po’t Arthur,” acknowledged the Saint, “you have handed my fondest hopes. here's one other V for Victory. stick with it. ” He went into the espresso store and ordered tomato juice and ham and eggs. His brain revolved ineffectually whereas he fortified himself with them. The past due Mr Matson had considerately bequeathed him 3 names, beside Olga Ivanovitch. Blatt, Weinbach, Maris. Blatt, who seemed like Black, used to be most likely the tall grey-blond person who have been obvious on the Ascot. the man with the purple face and crimson hair used to be one of many different . So there has been nonetheless one with none type of id. yet even that made little or no distinction. there has been no different aspect of their pictures—no hyperlinks, no attachments, no start line trying to find them. except it was once the Blue Goose. yet until they have been very silly or rather well coated, they wouldn’t be going again there. He definitely had anything on his arms, and all he might do was once to attend for whatever to steer at him. It did, whereas he used to be smoking a cigarette, and stretching out his espresso. It regarded similar to Detective backyard, in a unique swimsuit that wanted urgent simply as badly because the final one. “If you’ve finished,” backyard acknowledged seriously, status over him, “Lieutenant Kinglake wish to see you at Headquarters. ” “That’s fine,” acknowledged the Saint. “I used to be purely awaiting you to factor the invitation, so i'll get a trip in a police automobile or make you pay for the taxi. ” They travelled jointly in a nasty aloofness which the Saint’s efforts at gentle badinage did not anything to relieve. the ambience at Headquarters was once very comparable, however the Saint endured handy it to Kinglake for a restraint which he hadn’t expected from a guy with that air of anxious impatience. The Lieutenant regarded simply as difficult and irascible, yet he didn’t rant and roar. He allow the respectable authority in the back of him make the noise for him, and acknowledged with impeccable keep an eye on, “I listen you have been getting round quite a lot final evening. ” “I attempted to,” stated the Saint amiably. “After all, you do not forget that survey I advised you approximately. If the Blue Goose intended issues to you, you'll have tipped me off. you will have stored me loads of cash and a moderate hangover. ” “I didn’t imagine it used to be any of your business,” Kinglake acknowledged. “And I nonetheless need to know why it used to be. ” “Just curiosity,” stated the Saint. “In spite of something you've got learn, it isn’t each day that I choose up a lump of speaking charcoal at the road.