Follow the Saint (Simon Templar 'The Saint', Book 20)

By Leslie Charteris

3 extra vintage adventures for the Saint within which he discovers a few actually fabulous tea, consents to satisfy a lady with a few details on a big swindle—but unearths her dead—and, within the final tale, comes to a decision to take the self-appointed mum or dad of the nation’s morality down a peg or , basically to finish up within the aftermath of a financial institution robbery…

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None folks has been very clever—yet. ” “What are we going to do? ” she acknowledged. Simon inspiration. And he could have been approximately to reply to whilst his ears stuck a valid that stopped him. His arms tightened at the girl’s wrist for an fast, whereas his eyes rested on her like vibrant metal, after which he bought up. “Give me one other chance,” he stated, in a smooth voice that can no longer also have been heard around the room. after which he used to be jogging throughout to greet the medical professional because the footsteps that had stopped him arrived on the door and Quintus got here in. “Dr. Quintus! ” The Saint’s air was once sympathetic, his face filled with situation. He took the doctor’s arm. “You shouldn’t have come down by myself. i used to be simply coming again for you, yet there’ve been such a lot of different things—” “I understand. they usually have been most likely extra necessary than whatever you've got performed for me. ” The blurry resonance of the other’s voice was once approximately general back. He moved firmly over to the desk on which the tray of beverages stood. “I’m going to prescribe myself a whisky and soda,” he stated. Simon fastened it for him. Quintus took the glass and sat down gratefully at the fringe of a chair. He rubbed a quit his saggy head as if attempting to transparent away the lingering remnants of fog. He had washed his face and fingers, however the darkening patches of pink stain on his garments have been nonetheless grotesque reminders of the fellow who had now not come down. “I’m sorry i used to be so lifeless, Mr Templar,” he acknowledged seriously. “Did you discover something? ” “Not a specific thing. ” The Saint’s straightforwardness sounded thoroughly ingenuous. “Mr Chase should have been taken out of the window—I climbed down from there myself, and it was once particularly effortless. I walked many of the manner around the apartment, and not anything occurred. I didn’t pay attention a legitimate, and it was once too darkish to determine whatever. ” Quintus regarded throughout on the woman. “There isn’t something i will be able to say, leave out Chase. i will be able to purely inform you that i'd have given my very own correct hand to avoid this. ” “But why? ” she acknowledged brokenly. “Why are these kinds of issues taking place? what's all of it approximately? First Nora, and then…Jim…And now my father. What’s occurred to him? What have they performed with him? ” The doctor’s lips tightened. “Kidnapped, I suppose,” he stated wretchedly. “I consider every little thing has been major as much as that. Your father’s a wealthy guy. They’d anticipate him to be worthy a wide ransom—large sufficient to run any dangers for. Jim’s demise was…well, only a tragic coincidence. He occurred to run into one in every of them within the hall, so he was once murdered. If that hadn’t burdened them, they’d most likely have murdered me. ” “They? ” interposed the Saint fast. “You observed them, then. ” “Only one guy, the one that hit me. He was once relatively small, and he had a handkerchief tied over his face. I didn’t have an opportunity to note a lot. I’m announcing ‘they’ simply because I don’t see how one guy by myself may have organised and performed all this…It needs to be kidnapping. in all likelihood they have been attempting to strength or bribe Nora to assist them from the interior, and she or he used to be murdered simply because she threatened to offer them away. ” “And they attempted to kill me in case she had informed me concerning the plot.

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