Diy Flower Pop Up Card ing s set, he pop up birthday card design concluded. Mrs. Fleming jumped at it she knows you re coming in your own car, which you may keep in the baseball pop up card garage there. You ve left New Belfast about now origami heart pop up card if you show up around three, you ll be safe on the driving time. Your name is Davies I decided on that in case I suffer a lapsus lingu aelig and call you Dave in front of somebody. Yeah. I ll have to watch and not call you Jeff, Colonel Rand, sir. He nodded toward the glove box. That Leech Rigdon s in there you d better get it out before I go to the Flemings. The guy at the drive in made a positive identification it s the one he sold Fleming. I saw the rest of the pistols he has there don t waste time looking him up about them. They stink. And I saw Tip this morning. He got young Jarrett sprung on a writ. He thought for a moment. What does this do to the Rivers and Fleming murders We can look for one man for both jobs, now, Rand said. Probably the motive for Fleming was that merger he was so violently opposed to, and the Rivers killing must have been a security measure of some sort. There that must be Gwinnett s, now. The State Police car had pulled up in front of a large three story frame house with faded and discolored paint and jigsaw scrollwork around the cornices, standing among a clump of trees beside the road. McKenna and Kavaalen got out, with Walters between them, and started up the path to the front steps. Ritter stopped behind the white sedan, and he and Rand got out. By that time, Walters and the two policemen were on the front porch. Suddenly Ritter turned and sprinted around the right side of the house. Rand stood looking after him for a moment, then started to follow more slowly as he did, a shot slammed in the rear. Jerking out the changeling.38 special, he whirled diy flower pop up card and ran around the left side of the house, arriving at the rear in time to see Gwinnett standing on a boardwalk between the house and the stable garage behind, with his hands raised. There was a fresh bullet scar on the boardwalk at his feet. Ritter was covering him from the corner of the house with the.380 Beretta. Rand strolled over to Gwinnett, frisked him, and told him to put his hands down. Nice, Dave, he complimented. I thought of that, too, about a minute too late. As soon as he saw Walters coming up the walk with the police, he knew what had happened. Come on, Gwinnett we ll go through the house and let them in. Gwinnett s eyes darted from side to side, like the eyes of a trapped animal. I don t know what you re talking about, he said, stiff lipped. What is this, a stick up Nobody bothered to tell him to stop kidding. They marched him through the kit.yesterday evening, whereas the others have been working at it for weeks and weeks. But, all the same, these two are dead and I was there, I, Lupin, was there The thing has been done under my eyes and I saw nothing I saw nothing How is it possible He uncovered the poor boy s shoulders, showing the mark of a puncture at the top of the arm. The same mark the same mark obviously that we shall find on the father. The lad does not seem to have suffered, either. Poor little chap He did not look very strong. Never mind, it s a nice face what a terrible blow for his mother when she learns The detective sergeant wept with anger and pity, while he kept on mumbling Dash it all Dash it all We shall avenge them, eh, Mazeroux Rather, Chief Twice over Once will do, Mazeroux. But it shall be done with a will. That I swear it shall You re right let s swear. Let us swear that this dead pair shall be avenged. Let us swear not to lay down our arms until the murderers of Hippolyte Fauville and his son are punished as they deserve. I swear it as I hope to be saved, Chief. Good said Perenna. And now to work. You go and telephone at once to the police office. I am sure that M. Desmalions will approve of your informing him without delay. He takes an immense interest in the case. And if the servants come If Mme. Fauville No one will come till we open the doors and we shan t open them except to the Prefect of Police. It will be for him, afterward, to tell Mme. Fauville that she is a widow and that she has no son. Go Hurry One moment, Chief we are forgetting something that will help us enormously. What s that The little drab cloth diary in the safe, in which M. Fauville describes the plot against him. Why, of course said Perenna. You re right especially as he omitted to mix up the letters of the lock last night, and the key is on the bunch which he left lying on the table. They ran down the stairs. Leave this to me, said Mazeroux. It s more regular that you shouldn t touch the safe. diy flower pop up card He took the bunch, moved the glass case, and inserted the key with a feverish emotion which Don Luis felt even more acutely than he did. They were at last about to know the details of the mysterious story. The dead man himself would betray the secret of his murderers. Lord, what a time you take growled Don Luis. Mazeroux plunged both hands into the crowd of papers that encumbered the iron shelf. Well, Mazeroux, hand it over. What The diary. I can t Chief. What s that It s gone. Don Luis stifled an oath. The drab cloth diary, which the engineer had placed in the safe before their eyes, had disappeared. Mazeroux shook his head. Dash it all So they k.
n s work at all, said the policeman. They think that Lupin s letter announcing the burglary and these signatures on the walls are only a ruse. Is that so said Guerchard. Is there any way I can help you, diy flower pop up card sir said policeman. Yes, said Guerchard. Take up your post outside that door and admit no one but M. Formery, the inspector, Bonavent, or Dieusy, without consulting me. And he pointed to the drawing room door. Shan t I admit the Duke of Charmerace He s taking a great interest in this affair, said the policeman. The Duke of Charmerace Oh, yes admit the Duke of Charmerace, said Guerchard. The policeman went to his post of responsibility, a proud man. Hardly had the door closed behind heart pop up card origami him when Guerchard was all activity activity and eyes. He examined the ladder, the gaps on the wall from which the pictures had been taken, the signatures of Arsene Lupin. The very next thing he did was to pick kirigami pop up card up the book which the Duke had set on the top of the footprint again, to preserve it and he measured, pacing it, the distance between the footprint and the window. The result of this measuring did not appear to cause him any satisfaction, for he frowned, measured the distance again, and then stared diy flower pop up card out of the window with a perplexed air, thinking hard. It was curious that, when he concentrated himself on a process of reasoning, his eves seemed to lose something of their sharp brightness and grew a little dim. At last he seemed to come to some conclusion. He turned away from the window, drew a small magnifying glass from his pocket, dropped on his hands and knees, and began to examine the surface of the carpet with the most minute care. He examined a space of it nearly six feet square, stopped, and gazed round the room. His eyes rested on the fireplace, which he could see under the bottom of the big tapestried fire screen which was raised on legs about a foot high, fitted with big casters. His eyes filled with interest without rising, he crawled quickly across the room, peeped round the edge of the screen and rose, smiling. He went on to the further drawing room and made the same careful examination of it, again examining a part of the surface of the carpet with his magnifying glass. He came back to the window to which the ladder had been raised and examined very carefully the broken shutter. He whistled softly to himself, lighted a cigarette, and leant against the side of the window. He looked out of it, with dull eyes which saw nothing, the while his mind worked upon the facts he had discovered. He had stood there plunged in reflection for perhaps ten minutes, when there came a sound of voices and footsteps on the s.e Lupin, said Valenglay, roused to enthusiasm by this list of Homeric heroes. And there was Ars ne Lupin, repeated Don Luis. He nodded his head, smiled, and continued, in a very quiet voice I will not speak of him, Monsieur le Pr sident. I will not speak of him, for the simple reason that you would not believe my story. What they tell about him when he was with the Foreign Legion is mere child s play beside what was to come later. Lupin was only a private soldier. In South Morocco he was a general. Not till then did Ars ne Lupin really show what he could do. And, I say it without pride, not even I foresaw what that was. The Achilles of the legend performed no greater feats. Hannibal and Caesar achieved no more striking results. All I need tell you is that, in fifteen months, Ars ne Lupin conquered a kingdom twice the size of France. From the Berbers diy flower pop up card of Morocco, from the indomitable Tuaregs, from the Arabs of the extreme south of Algeria, from the negroes who overrun Senegal, from the Moors along the Atlantic coast, diy flower pop up card under the blazing sun, in the flames of hell, he conquered half the Sahara and what we may call ancient Mauretania. A kingdom of deserts and swamps Partly, but a kingdom all the same, with oases, wells, rivers, forests, and incalculable riches, a kingdom with diy flower pop up card ten million men and a hundred thousand warriors. This is the kingdom which I offer to France, Monsieur le Pr sident du Conseil. Valenglay did not conceal his amazement. Greatly excited and even perturbed by what he had learned, looking over his extraordinary visitor, with his hands clutching at the map of Africa, he whispered Explain yourself be more precise. Don Luis answered Monsieur le Pr sident du Conseil, I will not remind you of the events of the last few years. France, resolving to pursue a splendid dream of dominion over North Africa, has had to part with a portion of the Congo. I propose to heal the painful wound by giving her thirty times as much as she has lost. And I farm pop up card turn the magnificent and distant dream into an immediate certainty by joining the small slice of Morocco which you have conquered to Senegal at one blow. To day, Greater France in Africa exists. Thanks to me, it is a solid and compact expanse. Millions of square miles of territory and a coastline stretching for several thousand miles from Tunis to the Congo, save for a few insignificant interruptions. It s a Utopia, Valenglay protested. It s a reality. Nonsense It will take us twenty years fighting to achieve. It will take you exactly five minutes cried Don Luis, with irresistible enthusiasm. What I offer you is not the conquest of an empire, but a conquered e.ter and also at the whimsical nature of his request. There was a charming display of confidence and candor in his language, and nothing in the world could have induced me to deceive him or repay his confidence with ingratitude. I gave my servant pop up wallet credit card supplier a theatre ticket, and he left the house at eight o clock. A few minutes later, Daspry arrived. I showed him the letter. Well said he. Well, I have left the garden gate unlocked, so anyone can enter. And you are you going away Not at all. I intend to stay right here. But he asks you to go But I am not going. I will be discreet, but I am resolved to see what takes place. Ma foi exclaimed Daspry, laughing, you are right, and I shall stay with you. I shouldn t like to miss it. We were interrupted by the sound of the door bell. Here already said Daspry, twenty minutes ahead of time Incredible I went to the door and ushered in the visitor. It was Madame Andermatt. She was faint and nervous, and in a stammering voice, she ejaculated My husband is coming he has an appointment they intend to give him the letters How do you know I asked. By chance. A message came for my husband while we were at dinner. The servant gave it to me by mistake. My husband grabbed it quickly, but he was too late. I had read it. You read it Yes. It was something like this At nine o clock this evening, be at Boulevard Maillot with the papers connected with the affair. In exchange, the letters. So, after dinner, I hastened here. Unknown to your husband Yes. What do you think about it asked Daspry, turning diy flower pop up card to me. I think as you do, that Mon. Andermatt is one of the invited guests. Yes, but for what purpose That is what we are going to find out. I led the men to a large room. The three of us could hide comfortably behind the velvet chimney mantle, and observe all that should happen diy flower pop up card in the room. We seated ourselves there, with Madame Andermatt in the centre. The clock struck nine. A few minutes later, the garden gate creaked upon its hinges. I confess that I was greatly agitated. I was about to learn the key to the mystery. The startling events of the last few weeks were about to be explained, and, under my eyes, the last battle was going to be fought. Daspry seized the hand of Madame Andermatt, and said to her Not a word, not a movement Whatever you may see or hear, keep quiet Some one entered. It was Alfred Varin. I recognized him at once, owing to the close resemblance he bore to his brother Etienne. There was the same slouching gait the same cadaverous face covered with a black beard. He entered with the nervous air of a man who is accustomed to fear the presence of traps and a.
Diy Flower Pop Up Card uct to reconstruct. It s perfectly splendid of you, said the Duke, and his limpid eyes rested on M. Formery s self satisfied face in a really affectionate gaze diy flower pop up card they might almost be said to caress it. Guerchard looked out of the window at a man who was carrying a hod full of bricks up one of the ladders set against the scaffolding of the building house. Something in this honest workman s simple task seemed to amuse him, for he smiled. Only the inspector, thinking of the unexamined fireplace, looked really depressed. We shan t get anything out of this woman till she wakes, said M. Formery, When she does, I shall question her closely and fully. In the meantime, she may as well be carried up to her bedroom to sleep off the effects of the chloroform. Guerchard turned quickly Not her own bedroom, I think, he said gently. Certainly not of course, not her own bedroom, said M. Formery quickly. And I think an officer at the door of whatever bedroom she does sleep in, said Guerchard. Undoubtedly most necessary, said M. Formery gravely. See to it, inspector. You can take her away. The inspector called in a couple of policemen, and with their aid he and Bonavent raised the sleeping woman, a man at each corner of the mattress, and bore her from the room. And now to reconstruct, said M. Formery and he folded his arms and plunged into profound reflection. The Duke and Guerchard watched him in silence. nutcracker pop up card CHAPTER XI THE FAMILY ARRIVES In carrying out Victoire, the inspector had left the door of the drawing room open. After he had watched M. Formery reflect for two minutes, Guerchard faded to diy flower pop up card use an expressive Americanism through it. The Duke felt flower card pop up in the breast pocket of his coat, murmured softly, My cigarettes, and followed him. He caught up Guerchard on the stairs and said, I will come with you, if I may, M. Guerchard. I find all these investigations extraordinarily interesting. I have been observing M. Formery s methods I should like to watch yours, for a change. By all means, said Guerchard. And there are several things I want to hear about from your Grace. Of course it might be an advantage to discuss them together with M. Formery, but and he hesitated. It would be a pity to disturb M. Formery in the middle of the process of reconstruction, said the Duke and a faint, ironical smile played round the corners of his sensitive lips. Guerchard looked at him quickly Perhaps it would, he said. They went through the house, out of the back door, and into the garden. Guerchard moved about twenty yards from the house, then he stopped and questioned the Duke at great length. He questioned him first about the Charolais, their ap.pers, he said. She took from her handbag a blue envelope which was not fastened down and which he found to contain a number of faded documents, damaged at the folds and torn in different places. He examined them amid perfect silence, read them through, studied them thoroughly, inspected the signatures and the seals through a magnifying glass, and said They bear every sign of being genuine. The seals are official. Then, Monsieur le Pr fet said Florence, in a trembling voice. Then, Mademoiselle, let me tell you that your ignorance strikes me as most incredible. And, turning to the solicitor, he said Listen briefly to what these documents contain and prove. Gaston Sauverand, Cosmo Mornington s heir in the fourth line, had, as you know, an elder brother, called Raoul, who lived in the Argentine Republic. This brother, before his death, sent to Europe, in the charge of an old nurse, a child of five who was none other than his daughter, a natural but legally recognized daughter whom he had had by Mlle. Levasseur, a French teacher at Buenos Ayres. Here is the birth certificate. Here is the signed declaration written entirely in the father s hand. Here is the affidavit signed by the old nurse. Here are the depositions of three friends, merchants or solicitors at Buenos Ayres. And here are the death certificates of the diy flower pop up card father and mother. All these documents have been legalized and bear the seals of the French consulate. For the present, I have no reason to doubt them and I am bound to look upon Florence Levasseur as Raoul Sauverand s daughter and Gaston Sauverand s niece. Gaston Sauvarand s niece His niece stammered Florence. The mention of a father whom she 3d greeting cards for christmas had, so to speak, never known, left her unmoved. But she began to weep at the recollection of Gaston Sauverand, whom she loved so fondly and to whom she found herself linked by such a close relationship. Were her tears sincere Or were they the tears of diy flower pop up card an actress able to play her part down to the slightest details Were those facts really revealed to her for the first time Or was she acting the emotions which the revelation of those facts would produce in her under natural conditions Don Luis observed M. Desmalions even more narrowly than he did the girl, and tried to read the secret thoughts of the man with whom the decision lay. And suddenly he became certain that Florence s arrest was a matter resolved upon as definitely as the arrest of the most monstrous criminal. Then he went up to her and said Florence. She looked at him with her tear dimmed eyes and made no reply. Slowly, he said To defend yourself, Florence for, though I am sure you do not know it.