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Damon, or they could not—fearing he might reason their arrest later. yet we are going to have him published in any case, and we are going to shop what's left of your fortune. positioned these land papers in a safe-deposit field, and enable me do the remainder. i will seize these fellows! " "But how, Tom? you do not know who they're. And a trifling message over a mobile will not offer you a clue to the place they're. " "Perhaps no longer a standard message," agreed Tom. "But i'll attempt a few of my new innovations. You stated they instructed you they have been going to name back? " "That's what they stated, Tom. " "Well, after they do, i need to be right here. i need to hear that message. if you happen to will enable me, i'm going to take in my place of dwelling the following for your time, Mrs. Damon. " "Allow you? i will be in simple terms too joyful if you happen to will, Tom. yet i assumed you have been going to attempt to get a few clue from the drug shop the place the mysterious message got here from. " "I'll enable Ned Newton do this. i need to stick the following. " Tom telephoned to Ned to fulfill him at Mrs. Damon's condo, and likewise to carry with him definite issues from the laboratory. And while Ned arrived in an car, with a variety of bits of equipment, Tom installed a few busy hours. in the meantime Ned was once despatched to the drug shop, to work out if any clues may be bought there as to who had despatched the message. As Tom had feared, not anything may be discovered. there have been a number of automated 'phones within the position, they usually have been used quite often throughout the day by means of the general public. The drug clerks took very little become aware of of the individuals coming into or leaving the compartments, because the shedding of a coin within the slot used to be all that was once essential to be attached with primary. "Well, we now have to attend for the second one name here," stated Tom, who have been busy in the course of Ned's absence. He had suited for Mrs. Damon's cell a recording wax phonograph cylinder, to get a checklist of the speaker's voice. And he had additionally installed an extension mobilephone, in order that he might hear whereas Mrs. Damon talked to the unknown. "There, i assume we are prepared for them," acknowledged Tom, past due that afternoon. yet no queer name got here in that day. It used to be the following morning. approximately ten o'clock, after Mrs. Damon had handed a stressed evening, that the phone bell rang. Tom, who was once at the alert, was once at his auxiliary software in a flash. He motioned to Mrs. Damon to respond to at the major cord. "Hello," she spoke into the transmitter. "Who is that this? " "Are you Mrs. Damon? " Tom heard come over the twine in a deep voice, and by means of the way within which Mrs. Damon signalled the younger inventor knew that, on the different finish of the road, was once the mysterious guy who had spoken ahead of. bankruptcy XIX - The humming Sound * "Are you Mrs. Damon? " got here the query again—rather extra impatiently this time, Tom idea. "Yes," replied the girl, glancing over at Tom. The extension mobile used to be within the similar room. Softly Tom switched at the phonograph attachment. The little wax cylinder started to revolve noiselessly, able to checklist the faintest notice that came visiting the twine. "You obtained a message from me yesterday," went at the hoarse voice. In useless Tom attempted to bear in mind even if he had heard it sooner than.

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