Defending the Bank

Defending the Bank

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... Number One and Number Two are up to. Even burglars have to eat, I suppose." " But what will your father and mother say about it, Tom? " asked Kate, not doing justice to her captain's ingenuity. "I shall simply say that I'm going to visit friends next door to the bank for a day or two," answered Tom, whose parents were less strict with him than were Mr. and Mrs. Talcott with Jack. "Of course," went on Tom, "father and mother will suppose that I am coming here, and it'll be true, for you'll have to keep me nights, Jack. I don't believe I'd tell a downright lie even to save a bank from robbery. But it isn't necessary to lie about it. I'll stick to the truth and save the bank. See if I don't." " It's a great idea, Tom," exclaimed Jack, approvingly. "And we can talk over at night what you've found out during the day." " But you can't learn anything of importance by just seeing Number One and Number Two at their meals," remarked Kate, still inclined to the belief that the only reasonable step at present consisted in voicing their plans to Mr. Talcott. "You don't know much about burglars, Kate Talcott," asserted Tom, in a haughty, superior manner, like one who has been for years an expert in the ways of criminals. " Number One and Number Two won't have to take me up to their room and tell me all about their plans for me to find out something important as to their scheme. I think I know now what they intend to do, but I can't say for certain until I've had another chance to watch them for a while." " But, look here, Tom," put in...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913191
  • 9781236913197