The Boys of the Wireless

The Boys of the Wireless

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Excerpt: What do you say?" "I say no," responded Tom promptly. "You won't do it?" "Hardly." "You'll be sorry." "All right." "Suppose-suppose Bert gives you fifty dollars, will you keep away?" "Say, Mart," observed Tom, quietly, but with force, "you're too cheap. Grace Morgan is worth a million, if she is worth a cent. You can't scare me off nor buy me off. She's a dear little lady, my good friend, and I wouldn't give up her company under any circumstances as long as my coming seems to please her." "Rot you!" shouted Mart, fairly infuriated at the failure of his cherished schemes. "I've a good mind to kick you. I'll do it, yes, I will--" "Stop there, you miserable scamp!" "Let go!" "Speak another word, and I'll half choke the life out of you!" "Ben!" murmured Tom gratefully. A form had flashed through the doorway. There was the sound of a struggle, a thud, as Mart Walters' body struck the floor. "I'm sitting on him, Tom," announced the newcomer. "Lie still, or I'll knock you silly. Where's that gag, Tom? I've got it." Tom felt the hand of his friend grope in the dark and remove the gag from under his chin. Then, from the squirmings and splutterings of Mart, he knew that Ben had silenced him effectually. Next, Ben whipped out his pocket knife, and the ropes holding Tom a prisoner were severed. "Trim and tidy," reported the diligent Ben as he helped Tom to his feet. "I've gagged him and tied him for keeps. Come outside." "Why, how in the world did you happen to come along in the nick of time?" propounded Tom, wonderingly. "Never mind that now. You do just what I tell you to do. You were bound for Morgan's?" "Yes." "Get there, then. I'll come along a little later. I've got something else to do hereabouts." "But Mart, here?" "He'll be taken care of, never fear," retorted Ben with a chuckle. "And the Black Caps?..".
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236702263
  • 9781236702265