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By Ngaio Marsh

ISBN-10: 1631940430

ISBN-13: 9781631940439

We do love a guy in a uniform, however the "Constables" in query usually are not policemen yet work – the landscapes, particularly, of the 19th-century painter John Constable. Agatha Troy (the artist spouse, you'll consider, of Inspector Alleyn) has a distinct fondness for Constable's paintings, so she jumps on the probability to take a river-cruise via "Constable Country" within the east of britain. Her enthusiasm dims a bit while it turns into transparent that the price tag grew to become on hand on the final minute basically simply because a prior passenger was once murdered in his cabin - and murdered, it sort of feels, via a infamous foreign felony referred to as the "Jampot." (How we lengthy for the times whilst infamous overseas criminals had rather lovely names.)

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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.

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