By Michael Innes
Inspector Appleby is stranded on a really unusual island, with a slightly strange bunch of people—too many males, too few girls (and considered one of them too beautiful) reason loads of difficulty. yet that's not anything in comparison to later advancements, together with the physique afloat within the water, and the assault by way of neighborhood population.
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Ten minutes at Perryville," announced the hostess, opening the door. Before any of the passengers could leave, she was presented with an envelope by a messenger. In a moment she tapped Frank on the shoulder. '' Mr. Frank Hardy ? '' With mixed feelings of excitement and apprehension the boys tore open the envelope and read the terse message within. "CHET IN HOSPITAL. SERIOUS BUSINESS. ADVISE RETURN HOME IMMEDIATELY. " CHAPTER X JOE DISAPPEARS the boys looked at each other aghast. Then Frank pointed a finger at the word 'Father' at the end of the telegram.
Suddenly his face brightened. "Maybe if I forget about the text and just try to fit the scraps themselves together-----" He went to work again with a fresh burst of energy. This time his progress was faster. At the end of another hour he uttered an exclamation and stood up. "There! Everything fits! " The boy had pieced together two large sheets of paper, each of which contained a list of proper names. Opposite them were numbers, most of which were in the seventies and eighties. In addition, the second sheet contained a separate list of proper names opposite which were the days of the week.
The brothers stopped in their tracks just outside the closet. " Frank squealed, bursting into laughter. "Well, I'll be blasted," wheezed the officer, whom the boys had known for many years. " 60 The Flying Express 61 The two men looked at each other, then at the boys. All four burst into a fresh round of laughter which was suddenly interrupted by a shrill cry downstairs. '' That must be the lady who sent for us,'' said Sergeant Boles. Aunt Gertrude herself appeared just then, peering uncertainly at them.
Appleby On Ararat (Sir John Appleby, Book 7) by Michael Innes