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    SERIAL STORY
CARIBBEAN CRISIS
BY EATON K. GOLDTHWAITE ' .OTce'.V.
THE PLOT TIIICKEN8
CHAPTER XVI
SVOU are Willinm Talcott?" ,
1 Ycf. -
"You are the manngcr at Abas
Wand?"
"I wa. I have been relieved
and am on my way back to New
York."
"But you were In charge when
the launch left the Island?"
"Yea."
"How long was Scbostlen In
your employ?"
"Five years. He came to us from
San Juan to operate the distilla
tion apparatus. I made him fore
man three years ago."
"Did he have any enemies that
you know about?"
"No." .
"Can you tell us where he got
th8t stab wound In his arm?"
. "Yes. 71) night btfora last a
smuggler named Jackson attempt
ed to land on Abas and we at
tempted to stop him."
' "Jackson!" The chief of police
became apoplectic. "Is he mixed
up In this?"
"I don't know."
" The chief appraised the group
with a sour eye. "Winch of you is
Vi&d Fateraoii?"
She stepped forward. Smartly
attired, she was, in a suit of gab
ardine, a flaring blue bonnet con
fining her ash blond hair. Cool
and self-possessed, with not the
slightest tremor betraying her
emotion.
"You were one of the guests on
Abas Island and a passenger on
the launch. You arrived at two
o'clock this morning. After clear
ing' customs, where did you go?" ,
'.'Miss Swenson and I went to.
the home of my friends near Es
tate Cantante."
' ' "Were you a witness to the at-1
tempted landing of the self-styled:
Captain Jackson on Abas Island?";
'""Yes."
"Would you say that the results
were successful?"
"No. After one of the crew
struck Mr. MacDowell, Mr. Halsey
grabbed a pistol and forced them
to return to the schooner."
.'.:.-'
pHE chief scowled. "Mr. Halsey,
I understand you and Professor
Constantine spent the remainder
of the eight at the Grand. Did you
go there directly after clearing
customs?"
"Yes." -: ' '
'"Did you at any time during the
night or thi morning see any of
J a c k s 6 n's crew in Charlotte'
iAmalle?" .--.
' ""I cant say that I did. Things
"happened rather fast down there,
you know. I doubt if I would rec
ognize anyone outside of Jackson
himself." ... :.
- "Would you say that Jackson
had sufficient desire to get even by
'knifing this man?"
! "It would be possible, yes."
The chief quelled an uprising in
his liver. "We have every reason
'to believe that Jackson was here
last night He left his calling card,
a dozen natives smuggled in from
. Tortola. . It is just possible also
that he despatched a man to take
care of the unfinished business of
Abas Island. As I understand it,
you are all passengers on the Blue
Petrel. I see nothing to prevent
your departure."
So it was over. Jackson's name
had done it Guilty or not, his
'reputation was enough. If they
ever catch him, Talcott thought
grimly, they'll hang him to the
Postofflce flagpole before they
start their investigation. -
But it couldn't have been Jack
son' or any of his men who had
murdered Sebastien. If it was re
venge they wanted, they would
ihave taken it on him or Halsey.
And after unloading his freight,
Jackson wasn't one to stick
around. No. Of one thing only
was Bill Talcott positive: the
murder was directly connected
with his frameup and the intrigue
on Abas Island. ...
June Paterson came to him as :
, they were leaving. Her hand
rested on his arm, and softly she.
said, "I'm Borry, Bill. You were
very fond of him, weren't you?"
He didn't answer. His eyes,;
hard and fathomless, were on,
Halsey. For he, despite his world-!
llness, was acting most strangely.'
Pulling away to walk by himself. :
Jumping at shadows. Scared, that
was it. Did he know more than
he wanted to, or was he beginning
to have misgivings about his audi
'tor friend Struthers? Whatever it
' was, the man was frightened to
death.
iqiALCOTT checked out at Hotel
! 1829, refused one of the pro
prietor's famed planter's punches,
and with MacDowell rode to West
India wharf. MacDowell had
jchanged; wasn't cocksure any
more. He kept his thoughts silent
behind a puzzled face, and once
ion board the Blue Petrel, disap
peared In the throng of basket
laden passengers.
. Talcott sought a lonely spot for
ward, his mind filled with fat,
faithful Sebastien.- The man had
feared violence and death, had
offended no one. Yet a covert
knife-thrust had finished him
while in sleep under the stars he
loved.. Why had he been killed?
' He recalled the words of the
quiet, gray-eyed man. Sinister,
suggesting a web reaching out
across the blockaded European
Continent to envelop Abas in its
tolls, intrigue for the control of
a tiny, smelly speck in Anegada
Passage. Not for nitrates alone.
Something bigger. Some enter
prise that could be carried on un
der the guise of a legitimate
American business. Right under
the guns of the destroyers at Saint
Thomas. Right under the noso of
Old Man Winters.
Why had Sebastien been killed?
Were the plotters prcparotl to re
move everyone of authority so
that their work could be carried
on unhindered? It didn't make
sense. Surely Struthers must
know that as soon as Bill Talcott
reached New York all hell would
break loose. The frameup would
dissolve in thin air. But was it
so simple as that? Had Struthers
purposely played up the obvious
so that his true machinations
would go undetected until too
late?
Halsey had the auditor's report
Perhaps in that report Talcott
would find what he was fighting.
Those carefully worded pages
must contain more than a charge
of shortage and payroll padding.
For now sudden, violent death was
in the cards; murder had become
a part of the hand.
Taleott's eyes turned from the
long concrete wharf. In five days
he would be in New York. What
awaited him there he could not
fathom. He'd been sure of him
self when Struthers, he thought
was playing a lone dangerous
gsrne. Mow
"Have you seen Halsey?"
"Eh?" He turned, startled, to
confront Professor Constantine. So
deep in thought had he been he
hadn't heard the odd little man's
approach. "Oh, Halsey? Can't say
that I have."
The Professor clutched tighter
to a voluminous book and trans-
lerred bottle of pills to his left
hand. "I thought he was right be
hind me. He complained of
headache so I secured this as
pirin Likable chap. Isn't he?
Pure Nordic. Very reliable I do
hope he doesn't miss the boat"
(To Be Continued)
If a worker refuses to accept
suitable employment in a war
industry without reasonable
cause it would be the duty of
the United States Employment
Service to report It to the selec
tive service system.
Paul V. McNutt, chairman of
War Manpower Commission.
HARDENED LEAVES
Unlike those of the rose, some
thorns, or spines, such os those
of the barberry, are hardened
leaves, and those of the haw
thorn are hardened shoots.
Fluorescent
Lamps
and
Starters
Available!
Alio All Shapes
and SiiBi G. E.
Maids Lamps
UHLIG'S
THIS CURIOUS WORLD
William
Ferguson
T. M. RCO. U. S. MT. OfF.
nwatijj
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IN APPEARANCE
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OF WYOMING
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AFTER, THE EG5 ARE
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For a house to be comfoctasle.
IT MUST BE COOL WHEN ITS WARM
AND WARM WHEN IT'S COOL,"
OCALA, FLORIQA (j
NEXT: Are moon and sun equal In she?
ENGLISH STATESMAN
HORIZONTAL
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English
statesman,
Sir .
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14 More
uncommon.
16 Roman
emperor.
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18 Any.
20 Still.
21 Paid notice.
22 Chemical
suffix.
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25 Neat.
27 Twice.
28 That one.
30 Help.
32 By.
33 Tree.
34 Arid.
36 Each (abbr.).
37 Greek letter.
38 Id est (abbr.).
39 Perform.
41 Metal.
42Kava.
43 Cured thigh
of a hog.
45 Stamp of
approval.
Answer to Previous Puzzle
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42 Skill.
44 Temper.
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49 Like.
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52 Morindin dye.
53 Chant
55 Ratite bird.
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6 Beam of light. 57 Foot (abbr.).
7 Residue. 58 Air raid
8 Credit (abbr.). precautions
9 He 'was sent (abbr.).
to . 64 Males,
recently. 62 Exists.
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ambassador 11 For. lea (abbr.).
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