The Saint Bids Diamonds

By Leslie Charteris

The Saint's vacation in Tenerife involves a dramatic finish while he rescues an aged Dutch diamond cutter and his daughter from a vicious assault. it kind of feels the outdated guy is a reluctant member of a jewel-smuggling gang, and of course Simon bargains to assist him out for only a small percentage of the boodle. yet issues get advanced while the Saint learns the outdated guy had a lottery price ticket worthy $2 million - which has now long gone lacking. because the plot will get extra advanced, Simon struggles to play a successful hand.

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His brain was once reeling less than one of these disordered inrush of questions that none of them made anybody influence. shortly he will be in a position to fix a few type of order and take on them one after the other, yet that first insane confusion left him in a daze. He sat down and drew a sheet of paper in the direction of him, conscious that Graner had him and used to be status over him whereas he wrote. He unscrewed his fountain pen, and received a couple of seconds’ respite whereas he addressed an envelope to overlook H. Uniatz, hoping that the wavy-haired boy’s wisdom of English was once as incomplete as he reckoned it to be. Then he wrote: expensive leave out Uniatz: I’m extraordinarily sorry that I shall need to holiday our appointment for lunch this present day. As you recognize, it's not that i am right here on a excitement journey, and the enterprise i'm hired via insists that i need to commence right now. I’m sorry, too, that I shan’t have time that can assist you locate an residence as I had promised; even if I nonetheless imagine it might be the easiest factor that you should do. Your top plan will be to invite Camacho’s tours approximately it—they are the neighborhood Cook’s brokers, and extremely valuable humans. i am hoping you’ll quickly prevail, simply because I relatively see that you just won’t are looking to remain at a inn any more than you might want to. With extra apologies, and all strong needs, clearly yours, S. TOMBS. He sealed the envelope and gave it to the boy on the table with a silent prayer that a few of its insinuations may percolate into the globe of professional ivory on which Mr Uniatz wore his hat—or, in the event that they didn’t, that he might ask Christine what she made up of it. “The gentleman is leaving today,” Graner defined in Spanish. “Will you are making out his invoice and ship an individual up for his baggage? ” “En seguida. ” Graner rode up with Simon within the elevator, which had it sounds as if been triggered to operate back because the past evening. The cigar burned down frivolously within the amber holder clipped among his the teeth. Simon studied him inconspicuously and located it very good that, if there has been any mystery jubilation occurring in Reuben Graner’s brain, there can be so little signal of it on his face. along with, if Graner’s suspicions have been so aroused, could he be taking the danger of going up on my own to a room the place he may perhaps so simply be silently and successfully knocked over the top? Or may he have permit the Saint come there in any respect, the place he may possibly so simply announce that he meant to stay—where Graner might do not anything to avoid him? yet there has been nonetheless the inexplicable failure of Hoppy Uniatz to reply to the telephone…The Saint felt as though his mind used to be being torn aside with unanswerable questions. They got here to the door of his room, and he became the deal with and walked in—he hadn’t even to fasten the door whilst he went out to place the Hirondel away the evening sooner than. And he was once contained in the room sooner than he observed that Christine Vanlinden used to be sitting at the mattress. bankruptcy 4: HOW SIMON TEMPLAR ROSE TO THE party, AND THE THIEVES’ PICNIC bought extra below approach 1 It used to be so unforeseen that the Saint had no likelihood to do whatever. He was once too a ways into the room to attract again, and Graner was once so shut at the back of him that he knew Graner should have noticeable.

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