By Leslie Charteris
Three extra buccaneering adventures: whilst Rayt Marius bequeaths a ebook to Simon, it lands him in lots of hassle, however it may possibly generate some huge cash if he can live on to inform the story. Then Simon battles the police, a reclusive millionaire, and a wild beast, and, within the ultimate experience, he will get relatively frustrated to find somebody is stealing his identification and committing crimes in his name…
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Along with, I’m by no means arrested by means of usual inspectors—Chief Inspector Teal himself continually involves see me. ” “Then why did you permit Nassen to carry you the following? ” “Because I figured i'd besides take a gander at you and listen to what you needed to say. The gander,” Simon admitted frankly, “is now not particularly the best thrill I’ve had because I met Dietrich. ” Lord Iveldown cleared his throat back and increased his abdominal, clasping his fingers at the back of his again below his coat-tails and rocking a little bit within the demeanour of a schoolmaster getting ready to accommodate a grave breach of the general public university code. “Mr Templar,” he acknowledged seriously, “this is a significant topic. a really critical subject. an issue, i'd say, of the maximum gravity. you could have on your ownership a quantity which incorporates certain…ah…statements and…ah…suggestions pertaining to me—statements and recommendations which, i would like scarcely upload, are thoroughly with no foundation—” “As, for instance,” stated the Saint lightly, “the assertion or advice that after you have been Under-Secretary of nation for battle you put an order for thirty thousand Lewis weapons with an organization whose gentle used to be sixty in line with cent better than the other, and enlarged your individual financial institution stability instantly afterwards. ” “Gross and damnable falsehoods,” persevered Lord Iveldown extra loudly. “As, for instance,” acknowledged the Saint, much more lightly, “the gross and damnable falsehood that you simply permitted on behalf of the govt a consignment of 1 million gas-masks which technical specialists had already condemned within the most powerful language as worse than useless—” “Foul and calumnious imputations,” boomed Lord Iveldown in a trembling voice, “which can simply be refuted, yet which if released may however to some extent smirch a reputation which hitherto has no longer been with out honour within the annals of this state. It was once just for that cause, and never simply because I feared that my private and non-private lifestyles couldn't stand the sunshine of any inquiry no matter what that would be directed into it, that I consented to…ah…grant you this interview. ” Simon nodded. “Since your man made detectives had didn't thieve that e-book from me,” he murmured, “it was…ah…remarkably gracious of you. ” His sardonic blue eyes, levelled over the shaft of a cigarette that slanted from among his lips just like the barrel of a gun, bored into Lord Iveldown with a mild of chilly appraisal which made the nobleman shift his ft awkwardly. “It used to be a rare situation,” repeated his lordship in a resonant voice, “which necessitated notable measures. ” He cleared his throat, adjusted his pince-nez, and rocked on his heels back. “Mr Templar,” he acknowledged, “let us now not beat in regards to the bush any further. For in simple terms own reasons—merely, you realize, simply because I wish to maintain my identify loose from universal gossip—I wish to suppress those base insinuations which take place to have come into your ownership, and hence i've got accorded you this own interview so one can be certain what…ah…value you will position in this quantity. ” “That’s particularly great of you,” stated the Saint guardedly.