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I used to be anxious approximately Nora. I went out trying to find her. I observed a mild within the cabin I knew her father had lived in, and proposal she can be there. yet I pulled the door open and observed a guy at the ground with a flashlight. He grew to become the sunshine out and jumped me. I heard a gun burst off in my face—and awakened in a mattress upstairs. ” Shayne rubbed his jaw. “Could be,” he commented drily. It used to be growing to be rather darkish within the east room. Over his shoulder, he acknowledged, “I want you’d activate the lighting, Sheriff. ” Then, to Meade, “If you’ll let us know who shot you, we’ll be completely satisfied to invite him what he was once doing available in the market. ” fantastic mild glowed from an overhead chandelier. It lighted the wounded man’s apprehensive eyes, his tight-drawn mouth. He shook his head helplessly. “That’s simply it. I don’t comprehend who it was once. He used to be squatting down together with his again turned—then the sunshine went out—” front legs of Cal Strenk’s chair thumped to the ground. He pointed a trembling hand on the window, ejaculating, “Who in tarnation is that available in the market? ” A whiskery outdated face used to be pressed opposed to the pane, peering into the lighted room. The upturned collar of a sheepskin coat framed his seamed positive factors. Phyllis shrieked, “Mike! It’s that very same face—” Shayne leaped ahead because the face disappeared within the darkness. He jerked the display free and thrust his head out, referred to as again sharply, “There he is going. round the nook of the home. ” He became again, glancing at his watch. Mark Raton was once status up close to the door. His company voice crackled within the hushed silence: “That used to be Pete Dalcor. If he received killed final evening, that was once his ghost. I’ll take my oath on it. ” bankruptcy NINETEEN THE BAFFLED glance on Sheriff Fleming’s face confirmed that he didn’t comprehend any of it, yet he whirled out of the room and down the rear corridor within the hopes of intercepting the bearded guy who had reappeared so mysteriously. everybody else within the room used to be looking at the editor from Telluride. Phyllis Shayne spoke first: “You needs to be fallacious, Mr. Raton. That’s an identical guy we observed on the window final evening. i do know it really is. Didn’t you know him, Mike? ” Shayne nodded slowly. “Looked just like the similar face to me. ” “Can’t support that,” Raton grumbled. “Maybe you probably did see Pete Dalcor final evening. yet I observed him simply now. ” Two-Deck Bryant spoke up in a voice that trembled with wrath. “This is your doing, Shayne. I knew, through God, you had anything up your sleeve. You had that outdated coot planted available in the market looking forward to darkish. I observed you examine your watch when you have been driveling on—killing time till you may activate the lighting fixtures. You’re solving it to aim and end up the fellow who was once killed final evening wasn’t Peter Dalcor. ” “Why,” acknowledged Shayne agreeably, “that turns out self-evident. we know Screwloose Pete is useless. yet Mr. Raton knew Dalcor in detail years in the past, and also you simply heard him certainly establish a stay guy as his previous buddy. ” “And i assume he’ll now comfortably disappear again,” sneered Bryant. “And no one might be in a position to turn out he isn’t Dalcor. How a lot did you pay Raton to come back the following and pull a phony id?