FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER «, 19M BLTTKEYlliLF (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS FACE THIRTEEN By i. R. William* OUR IOARDIN* HOUSI — with Major H*epl« r—• TOO, OUT OUR WAY OL' PINNY 16 COMIW POWN OFF HIS ROOST-- H6 AIN'T AFRAID OF GITTIM' FIR6P BECAUSE SITTIM' DCWM MAKES TH'JOB LOOK TOO VEH, IT WAKES 10" THINK THEV'RE PIOTTIN TO MOPERNIZ6 lOUR MACHINE SO A Bid JO6 LIKE THAT WILU COME OUT OP A HOLE IK! TH' MACHINE /«T THE RATE OF OWE A MINUTE, ALL FIWISH6P, AMP RUN YOU TO PgATM ^ 'EM IM.' HEACD THAT, ^Tfr ^r^^K~ wW™ w' 6CHOOL t» "^OR BETTEE^ VOlDE SCHOOL OP THE Y£T, BODY uikie ^ coMPsreS 80L6X \ 5TANTLY, SEAKHK06, \sllTH HOTHIMG TO DO/ A /«^B soeniA HA4TO WOKR.V A800T |±1|/ SOFT, BUT WHEW A nn II ai itt^M/^; a/^.cf«. BUMCH OF BOSSES GET SO INTERESTED IN VPOR MACHINE IT 'MAKES VOU NERVOUS ii>. ANP OJRICXI&j i ceeAT- TADPOLSS TMAT? THE SUSPICIOUS CHARACTERS ^.^M. "Don't ask me to spank him for making a face at your Aunt Maude—I've always wanted to do that myself!'' 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Accuracy and Dependability Are Always Yours. aid Dibble in hi,s mocking-man- ncred voice, "you are qualified to keep us from bickering over Mr. Sand, should like to what occurred — presum- VIDRO'S monstrous treasure? ably during the Atlantic crossing keep the peace? To prevent general slaughter?" — which alarmed you? Bluntly, was some crime committed? If -OH, THANKS EVER 50 MUCH I NOW IP YOU1L JUST HOiO Hltt A FEW HOMENTS HEIP! PL=AS& WOULD YOU GEMTLglAEkJ WAKE THIS. MAW flETOFFWJD STOP ANWOYIW6 SI.SEWOKITA1 H£ HOT PKES5 rOK PUBLIC'. THIS 16 A SOOD PLACE TO Gc OF HM.. THERE ASE MO-COPS HE CAW CALL TO ?o, we should know of it" "If you're bent on slaughter, KO&5 THE BSIDGBr s I'LL PUCK OWTO TK!S 5ID6 ^ TREE*. JUAREZ. IS A GOOD) PLACE TO DUMP OIK 5W3- HITC.H-HIKER' Prompt Delivery Service Mr. Dibble, I. am sure you'll have You look a man of stood up. So. hastily, did L purpose. "Oh, I am! I am indeed. "So! I perceive, Mr. Deane, you are fanciful As a trait in a fellow voyager, that may sometimes be amusing. Lynch and I are aboard don't think it would be too boast- assure you, you are mistaken. you attend only to what I say ful to promise that anyone who ind curb your fancj* I am con- Io keep the peace wiH be fident we shall all do very well." REXALL DRUG STORE The man's power, I confess, Mr. Dibble returned my smile. If the Vittoria hoisted two met- followed us so effectively, even ric tons of gold aboard" (I heard after the door had closed behind Vipgo Sand's tongue give a tiny us, that both Lynch and I were —WE SELL- silent until we reached the open all manner of dreadful thing? to USED: Refrigerators ........ 49.95 A- up Ranges .............. 23.55 & op Washers ......... 24.95 A op Vacuum cleaners I5.M & up T.V Sels-Dryers- Water Heaters get your hands on some of it?" Lynch made an irreverent and \VH-L IT LOOKS LIKE ..AND NOW, ABOUT A. NICE BG.THlOi STEAK, EH? p f^a / WtLL, II LLflJKO LIKC >-*-^aM DC£HI<JI\HI^ IU > o-fe. 3 / VOL) AND I WILL HAVE/ YEN.- \ THINK THIS ICE-AfiE spluttering sound— something ke a Bronx cheer with a British careful laughter which underlay ,V TO M&.KE OUT WITH VKNOW, MAN'S OJLTURE IS SHRIMP, SOUP V DOC- / MOT AS SUPERIOR - THE MOOVlAN MAN'S Reginald Dibble, for his part, Office and the War Office have an eye on Sand for years. "Perhaps it's only because I've This is the first break, as you never been tempted. One never —WE REPAIR— •Americans say. that we have had. Television — Radios — Record player Rcf riRcra tors— WaAprs Water Heaters— Ii ons & Small Appliances one disappeared. I am confident teacher of medieval history. At hat it was murder. New Haven 1 am an amateur of vacht's stern rail, our elbows on .he raiL £, so to speak, APPLIANCE CO. THEBE'S A ZILUON CLUCKS PISHIM' Off THAT PlE Sy.VA SILLY FELINE I TKOUSHT VA WAS TAKIN'MST'ONE =e -AV02ITE ' SPOTS' WE'VE GOT IT! Over 33,000 different item* in stock! H U BEAR D HARDWARE u\v -sft^ '.fi "Wit Twyjs Wt MO£>\ OO TOW PWTW '.i Model Planes and Boats —All Typtt— Lad & Lassie . TOY CENTER Main >l Flnt Mr. IT I had annoyed the great man, his resonant and level voice gr.vt no hint of it- There was even the suggestion of a chuckle. "I ,im afraid Mr. Lynch has to pome decree milled you. And has underestimated his own duties. I have no need of body- Kuards. Aboard my own ship my own person, quite secure. My requirement is rather to have by worthy and disinterested men. will not trouble you with details, but it is in the nature of this undertaking: that 1 include among ttw Vittoria's passengers persons about whom I have less information than I should like to have." He smiled. "You are trustworthy, r>?ane?" "Entirely. And up to this moment at least, disinterested." i I started. The person to whom he spoke had entered the soft- carpeted room without my knowledge. The tall, gracefully thin gentleman whom Lynch now bustled forward to introduce as Reginald Dibble, was exceedingly handsome. Even the most masculine observer could not fail to be aware of Mr. Dibble's fine cleft chin, his just-off-the-per- pcndicular forehead and tnil splendid high-bridged nose. A Riviera suntan, a yellow silk bandada tucked in the open collar of a white shirt, and a pair of terra-cotta colored linen slacks added to the effect Reginald Dibble's handshake was negligent. But his hazel eyes struck me as being only a degree less cofd and intelligent than Sand's. "By that diminutive," he said, "you may gather my suzerain lord demands my opinion of you. I've already given it I looked you up. I said you'd do. 1 Dibble flashed upon me a brilliant and charming smile. H was a pity it was as automatic as a subway gum machine. "Though I've never been able to persuade him of it." he chatted on. "Viggo is an abominable host. He is convinced Ihnt the role requires is that he should pay for everything. An admir- nble trait, of course, but it adds to my simple duties." Af if on cue. a white jacketed steward came in with a laden silver tray. Quickly he placed a low cocktail table before Sand's knees and whisked the necessary number o( chairs in place around it • • • DIBBLE distributed the drinks to the McompMinwt at i <*Mr- his words, really knows, does one? But my chosen trade is a graduate school criminology. I've found neither •cry profitable. Does that answer 'our question?" "I know your two course," said Mr. Dibble handsomely. " 'Ostrogothic Spain' anc 'The Descendants of Attila'." . • * • WHATEVER might be Dibble's title, one of his duties was evidently to act as a kind of junior counsel. To draw the witness out, while Sand — uncommitted — looked on and reached a judgment M I think, then, Mr. Deanc,' Sand said to me in his quietly authoritative voice, "we understand each other?'* I regarded the great man with all the gumption I could muster. "Correct me if I am mistaken. Vou left Europe bound for the West Indies. At that time, I gather, the need for two 'disinterested and trustworthy 1 men :iad not occurred to you. Instead of sailing directly for the islands, yon put in, however, in New York. You there sought the serv- ces of an experienced and dependable private detective. Mr. _,ynch happened to be available and you employed him. As a fur- her measure of — whnt shall I sfly ? — defense, you then advised iim to bring along a partner. Not n crime, but in crime proven.;ion. Here I am, and I am very grateful, "i »m, in effect, your [uest, not your employe. Nevcr- heless, if Lynch and I are to I * ' ' outward, looking down at the white wake in the glass-smooth sea. "Robert," Lynch observed, "we don't know anything." I should explain that Lynch uses toward me three forms ot address. Each is an indication of his mood. "Bobby," a salutation which fits, I feel, poorly with my 200 pounds of bulk and six-feet- plus of stature, suggests he is in an optimistic mood. They are usually regrettable.. "Deane" is plain proof of trouble. "Robert" is just average. I prefer it. "Nothing," I agreed, "is practically an overstatement." "What course are we on? Do you know that?" 'I peeked over the qtiarter- master's shoulder in the wheel- room before Captain Carey got me by the arm and took me out of there, 180 degrees." "Due south.? "Your erudition is astounding.' 7 Lynch looked grim, then let it go. "1 mention it," he said coldly, "because that possibly does :ell us something. Such a bcar- ng from Ambrose Light, my dear Deane, is the course for the Vindward Passage between Cub* and Haiti. That suggests our juried treasure is cither in the Bahamas or in one of the Greater Antilles."
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