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By George Harmon Coxe

Attempting to support a wronged inventor, a pal of Casey’s finally ends up murdered.

The last item Flash Casey wishes is an apprentice. grew to become down through the military as a result of a bum knee, he consents to educate a twice-weekly images category for the yank Women’s Voluntary companies. certainly one of his scholars, whose father simply occurs to have handsome profit invested in Casey’s paper, asks to tag alongside on an project. Flash can’t say no.

An engineer named John Perry has come to beg for aid from one in every of Casey’s acquaintances on the paper, crusading information columnist Rosalind Taylor. many years again, Perry invented an business lubricant that are meant to have made him a fortune, yet his companion stole his concept and saved the earnings for himself. Taylor has agreed to mediate for them, and asks Casey alongside to rfile the assembly. whilst Flash arrives, the condominium is ransacked and Taylor is useless. Casey will locate her killers, so long as his little apprentice doesn’t get within the method.

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His face used to be flushed his eyes nearly hidden via his brows. His voice was once nonetheless quiet yet now it used to be disagreeable. “The complete factor is a sequence of guesses. There isn’t a shred of facts or evidence—” “Sure they’re guesses,” Casey stated. “And such a lot of them i will support—just like i will be able to bust her alibi. ” “Oh,” Helen MacKay acknowledged, a word of mockery in her tone, “can you? ” “Not since you weren’t smart approximately it,” Casey acknowledged. “Your tale wasn’t that the 2 men got here right away; it used to be higher. You had one arise first, the person who used to be out awaiting Rosalind to teach up; after which, simply lengthy sufficient for the opposite one to journey these or 3 blocks, do the capturing, and hustle again, you had the second one man appear. You even had the buzzer sounding the precise variety of occasions in order that if a person pointed out Byrkman and questioned what condo he got here to that evening you've gotten a solution. It used to be a swell tale. Anybody’d think that—with all that tape round your wrists. ” He checked out Furness. “Stand up to be able to know the way that used to be performed. ” the guy hesitated, glanced at Helen, rose slowly. “Put your arms above your head, wrists jointly. ” nonetheless bewildered, Furness obeyed. “Now,” Casey stated, “if you may get an individual to carry a spool of adhesive for you approximately as excessive as your wrists, and in the event that they saved the strain tight, you'll begin the tape on one wrist and by means of turning round together with your palms nonetheless held that means you'll start to wind that tape round your wrists. should you stored on turning, and relocating as much as the held roll as you probably did so, you may wind the full damned roll in your wrists. ” He paused, ready, seeing a sluggish widening of Furness’s eyes. “Well, couldn’t you? ” Furness checked out Helen MacKay. He swallowed, yet he didn’t say something. “Only Mac didn’t have somebody to carry the roll of tape,” Casey stated. “So here’s what she did. She bring to an end a two-yard strip, laid in flat at the flooring. She needed to anchor one finish and she or he placed one leg of that heavy chair on it. understand what she did then? —I see you do. She obtained flat at the flooring, positioned her arms above her head, mounted the tape on one wrist to carry it tight, after which rolled correct as much as that chair leg, a bit at a time, conscientiously, no longer caring no matter if the bandage will be neat yet merely that it's tight. ” Furness nonetheless had his fingers above his head. Now he positioned them down and checked out them interestingly. “That brings us to that question of yours,” Casey acknowledged. “If i used to be right—and I’m damned if i'll ponder the other way—the finish of that tape needed to be anchored. So i began taking a look round the following for issues to anchor it and that i chanced on what i needed. That chair leg. It’s a heavy chair, it can carry that tape. Helen rolled as much as inside of a number of inches of it, jerked it free—or tipped the chair a bit together with her hands and pulled it free—and smoothed down the final couple of inches, together with her tooth and chin most likely. —Up to then i used to be guessing; now i do know. You can’t positioned adhesive tape on whatever with no leaving it sticky in case you take the tape off. no matter what she used for an anchor needed to be sticky and the ground of the chair leg is sticky.

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