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k, she drew a long, shuddering sigh.But Hetty's curious eyes were upon her. Surely some further information was needed of this midnight adventure! And just for the moment Leona Lalage could think of n oad with the air of a man who knows exactly what he is doing and where he wants to go. The man had not been convicted yet, therefore he had the advantage of wearing his own clothes.Using the tramline found matches and lighted the gas. And there sitting opposite me was Charlton. It was part of my wretched luck that I should have stumbled on him in this disguise. Had I been differently dressed he wo at would come off easily. What better than blacklead, that could be removed from the bright parts with a damp rag and restored with a touch? The black motor came to grief last night, I see.""Ah! you r

all, only this trap and the knowledge that his time was come."Well?" Lalage burst out, furiously. "Why don't you speak; what have you got to say before I put the knife into your heart?"CHAPTER LIII. F advise her now, but Balmayne. He had done pretty well on the whole; he had contrived to keep himself out of danger, and at the first sign of the collapse he would fly.But anybody was better than the s hing else. A little time ago it looked to me as if all my ambitions were to be realised. And then this crushing misfortune comes upon me. My practice falls away, and I could not get my money in. Of co

e the sound of rapid footsteps. The step grew swifter, and there was the sound of another behind. As if by magic a half score of people seemed to spring from under the trees against the square yonder. anted to be absolutely quiet.Once upstairs Balmayne followed. There was nobody on the landing."Now is your chance," he said. "It is a pretty neat turn of fortune for us. I've got the motor round and w

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