The Saint Plays with Fire

By Leslie Charteris

When the Saint and Patricia spot a rustic residence on hearth they rush to aid, yet are too overdue to rescue one guy trapped within. The lifeless man's door used to be locked, and Simon concludes there is a homicide to be responded for, regardless of the coroner ruling in a different way. He launches his personal research - getting engaged alongside the way in which - and shortly will get stuck up with generals, financiers, and an assassination plot designed to begin a war.

Published at the verge of battle in 1938, The Saint performs with hearth is a outstanding condemnation of nationalism and the prejudices that either Charteris and the Saint despised.

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He went over and opened the bed room door. “Bring out the zoo,” he acknowledged. He stood there whereas the captives filed out, via Peter and Hoppy, and waited until eventually the door had closed back at the back of the woman. For a couple of seconds he paced up and down the small room, reason on his personal concepts. Then he picked up the phone and dialled the variety of his house in Cornwall residence. Patricia responded the hoop. “Hullo, sweetheart,” he stated. His voice was once point, too convinced of its phrases to teach pleasure. “Yes…No hassle in any respect. every little thing went in line with plan, and we’re all sitting pretty—except the deputation from the ungodly. Now pay attention. I’ve bought a role for you. name Orace and inform him to anticipate you. Then get out the Daimler, and inform Sam Outrell to drag Stunt quantity 3. once you’re convinced you aren’t undefined, come over the following. Hustle it…No, I’ll inform you if you happen to arrive. There are listeners…Okay, darling. Be seein’ ya. ” He placed down the microphone and grew to become to Bravache. The scholars of his eyes have been like chips of flint. “So you have been going to kill girl Valerie and blame it directly to me,” he stated with nice gentleness. “That used to be so far as we’d received, wasn’t it? The Sons of France avenge the homicide of 1 in their sympathisers, and all kinds of high-minded nitwits wave banners. Do you spot any sturdy it is because you shouldn’t take a few of your individual drugs? ” “You daren’t do it! ” stated Bravache whitely. “The Sons of France will make you pay for my loss of life 100 instances! ” Dumaire’s face was once yellow with worry. Simon took him by way of the scruff of the neck and heaved him over to the window. He parted the curtains and pointed downwards. “I think you got here right here in a car,” he acknowledged, “Which of these autos is yours? ” the fellow shook like a leaf yet didn't solution. Simon became him around and hit him within the face. He held him by means of the lapels of his coat and taken him again to the window. “Which of these vehicles is yours? ” “That one,” blubbered Dumaire. It used to be a small black sedan, way more appropriate for the shipping of unwilling passengers than the open Hirondel. Simon published his informant, who tottered and virtually fell whilst the Saint’s helping grip used to be got rid of. The Saint lighted one other cigarette and spoke to Peter. “You can use their automobile. Take them to higher Berkeley Mews. ” He seemed as much as locate Hoppy Uniatz’s wondering eyes upon him. there have been occasions whilst Mr Uniatz had an inclination to fidget, and those occasions have been often whilst he felt very visible and hassle-free movement were not on time too lengthy. It was once now not that he used to be a clearly impatient guy, yet he beloved to determine issues disposed of within the order in their value. Now he grasped optimistically for the comfort of the matter that was once uppermost in his brain. “Is dat the place we supply dem de woiks, boss? ” “That’s the place you provide them the works,” acknowledged the Saint. “Will you return outdoor for a minute, Peter? ” He took Peter out into the corridor and gave him extra exact directions. “Did you listen sufficient whenever you have been ready to persuade you that I haven’t been raving? ” he stated.

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