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    SERIAL STORY
CARIBBEAN CRISIS
BY EATON K. GOLDTHWAITE
. MYSTERIOUS MESSAGE
. CHAPTER XVHI
AT dinner Talcott found himself
tested at the chief engineer'!
table beside June Peterson. Two
Cmpty vliiirS WCTS, hw presumed,
for MscDowell and Halsey. Pro
fetsor Cbnstantlne, surrounded by
books and pill bottles, was alone
at a table by the stairs and ap
parently oblivious to his surround
ings. Martha Swenson had made
a new. acquaintance and, it seemed,
a .conquest; the ship's physician
was pouring his soul into her ear.
Talcott stowed away food and
thought about his wireless mes
sage. From Lowell Byrd it was;
three words only, "On the Job," in
response to his transcription of
nnt. But it lifted a great burden
from his mind and at the same
Urn reminded him that be had
work to do. How could he, iso
lated on this ship, accomplish any
thing within the four days allotted
to. him before h must face ac
cusations In New York? Where
could he begin?
V By paying court to June Pater
son? Hardly. ' Eh had become
tantallzingly desirable; had
changed completely since the
stormy hours on Abas. He was
not blind to her glances, the
mounting color beneath her trans
lucent skin, the lingering pres
sure of her hand on his arm. But
what could he doT With prison
and possibly death facing him,
what could he offer her? -' ,
Haliey came down to dinner
finally, .and Talcott was im
measurably relieved. Halsey was
pale and rather stiff, but his dear
eyes and thoughful manner told
that whatever fight he had held
with himself he must have won.:
He spoke quite civilly to Talcott,.
occupied the chair on June Pater
eon's left.! Talcott, taking ad
vantage of the break, excused
himself, to took after MacDowelL
And as he left the dining salon
be felt her disappointed eyes fol
low him.
, MacDoweU was doing as well
as could be expected. "This al
ways happens to me," he groaned.
Til be like this until we get to
KtwYork. I dunno why I let 'em
talk me Into It" :
"You should get out in the air
This place Is liko a ahoebox."
""xout tellin,' me. Air. Wen,
maybe later IT1 try it Te& the
kipper of this tub to decide which
direction he wants to go"
Some instinct, sharpened to an
ttoeredibl fineness in the past
icottr An out-of-plaoe squeak, an
'almost inaudible scrape; whirling,
lie yanked open the door.
I A : MAN was there, gripping the
. door jambs to remain upright
lAn incredibly ugly man. ' There
iwas.not a single hair to his head;
foe had no eyebrows, no eyelashes;
he looked, horribly, like " some
(thing that had Just been born.
Yet he must have been all of 50.
A flush extended over the full
surface of his baldness and his
red-rimmed little eyes were beady
with the fright of discovery.
.."Well?" Talcott demanded.
"Excuse, please!"
"What the devil do you want?"
s "My stateroom is the next I
nnake mistake " '
"Do - you usually enter, your
istateroom on hands and knees?"
-. A fleeting, baleful stare was his
answer. And then, key in hand,
the hairless one groped to the ad
Joining door and let himself in.
Talcott watched long and
thoughtfully. Certainly he had
never seen this man before; im
possible for memory to forget that
ugly head. Yet something about
him prodded memory. And the:
memory, whatever it might be,
was not pleasant -
Perhaps it was of no con
sequence. Talcott shrugged and:
leave noncomittal answer to Mae
Dowell's moaned question. Brisk
ly he set off along the corridor,
trying to shake the vision of that
ugly, thing-like head from his
mind. Halfway to the companion
way he had to hold up to allow a
steward to bring an armload of
linen from a locker. :
. On impulse he asked, "Who is
that passenger with the complete
ly bald head?"
ine siewara rrowned. "Bald
Oh, himl That's Mr. Webber.
He's a tailor in New York. His
iflrst vacation in twenty years, he
said. We had him on the down
Itrip. He stayed over in Saint
Thomas He was on B Deck com
ing down. Got changed down here
because there was too much noise
He's a good tailor. Measuring
sne for a suit Funny, ain't. it?
On his vacation and still working,
see what I mean?"
And that was that. Bald-head
had been on the down trip and
his stateroom was different going
back. . Which might account for
his being in front of the wrong
door, but it wouldn't account for
his trying to enter the room on
hands and knees. .
TIALCOTT moved forward. Mr.
Webber could wait. More im
portant business was at hand; the
business of determining just what
was in the-"report" Btruthers had
given Halsey.
MacDowell had said that Halsey
had stateroom K to himself. He
went directly there and, receiving
no response to his knock, tried
the door. It was locked.
In annoyance he turned and in
COPYRIGHT. 141.
NEA SERVICE. INC.
that moment another steward was
coming from another cabin, bear
ing a tray. Quite casually, Tal
cott said, "Oh, steward! Mr. Hal
sey left an envelope for me. Will
you let me in please?"
There could bo nothing wrong.
An aristocratic-looKing gentleman
in evening dress who was a little
put out at finding a door locked.
Unfortunate that one gentleman
could be so forgetful of another;
was Hint a banknote in the aristo
cratic gentleman's hand? It was.
The steward let him in and went
whistling on his rounds.
Talcott moved swiftly, survey
ing the room. A regular bed here
instead of bunks; Halsey's bags
lay open and empty in the rack
beneath the bed. An open ward
robe door swung gently with the
motion of the ship, revealing neatly-hung
suits. On the bureau were
personal articles; military brushes,
a strapwatch whose hands pointed
to nine o'clock; Sim cartridges, a
small camera, toilet articles. '
Where was the most likely hid
ing place? Too bulky, that en
velope, for Halsey to carry it with
him. Talcott searched the bureau,
found nothing; ran his hand over
the clothing in the wardrobe,
found nothing; pulled out the bags
beneath the bed, found nothing.
He stood, scratching his head in
vexation, and glared. It had to be
somewhere. Beneath the pillow?
No, Nor in the bed. Nor. Wait
a minute! On a table magazines
were piled in disorder. Somehow
they didn't seem to lie just right;
there was a bulge in the midst of
one that didn't belong there. Tal
cott crossed swiftly, shuuied the
magazines, and the envelope was
in his hands.
It was sealed, of course; gobs
of red wax along the flap. He had
no time for experiments in decep
tion; with Halsey's nail file he
ripped the length of the envelope,
and then stared ineredulouslv.
HORIZONTAL.
1 Pictured
symbol of
freedom,
14 Buckeye state.
15 Mistake.
16 Require.
17'BedacL
19 Auricle.
20 Unkind.
22 Popular cant
23 Fright.
25 Indian arm?
(abbr.).
27 Print measure.
28 Toward.
29 Mark left by
wound.
31 Any.
32 Twelve
months.
34 Transpose
(abbr.).
35 Symbol for
B.L
ie
flL
VE
Ei
RE
&L EE
bIsUItI
46 Compass point.
47 Visible vapor.
48 College heads.
51 Singing voice.
52 Animal.
54 Expires.
56 Gem.
67 Endure.
59 Small particle.
61 It is situated
aluminum.
36 Cloth measure.
37Pedal digits.
39 Near.
41 Enlarge.
43 Area measure.
44 Egypt (abbr.).
near
in New York
harbor.
VERTICAL
1 Therefore.
2 Article.
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