She betrayed nothing in her face, but Riever suddenly, with an uneasy glance, was impelled to explain how he came by so much knowledge. "You see my hobby is raising fruit," he said. "My peaches have scores of enemies; suckers, chewers, fungi and bacilli. I have to study to keep ahead of them." 彻底 "I don't know now." "The door has been locked for many years. I couldn't tell you."
谁能 Pen sighed with relief, that he had so ready an explanation of her agitation. "There's something else I must tell you," she went on. "As I was bringing Counsell along the beach a man interfered between us. I think it was one of the detectives. I suppose he wanted to share in the reward. Anyhow the two men fought on the beach. I let them fight it out. I helped Counsell because he was my prisoner. And he got the best of the other man and tied him up. I suppose he's lying there yet. Half way between the wharf and the lighthouse. As soon as it was over I forced Counsell to come along with me just the same as before." "Will you accept it?" he murmured.
"Yes," said Blanche sarcastically, "and have the maid report you to the office as a suspicious character. Go down and read your paper. I'll send a boy for you." 围心 "What!" cried Pendleton. "Well! ... that lets me out then. No business for a gentleman, of course."
"This afternoon we were like pals.... What have I done to offend you?" 要马 "It will be hard to settle down into the old dull routine when you are gone," she said. "I think it has," said Pen. "That's for you to say when I've told you all I know."”
料沉 "This is simply weak of you," Pen said cunningly.”