“Of course, I fixed it,” said the colonel sharply.
“I’m not going to have anything to do with it,” said the oth nike air max sale er, and the colonel smiled.
“Maybe you’ll change your mind,” he nike air max classic said significantly.
There was a knock at the door and the colonel himself answered it. He took the card from the servant’s hand and read:
“Mr. STAFFORD KING,
“Criminal Intelligence Department.”
He looked from the card to Pinto, then
“Show him in.”
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The two men had not met since they had parted at the door of the North Lambeth Police Court, and there was in Colonel Boundary’s smile something of forgiveness and gentle reproach.
“Well, Mr. King,” he said, “come in, come in, won’t you?”
He offered his hand to the other, but Stafford apparently did not see it.
“No malice, I trust, Mr. King?” said the colonel genially. “You know my friend Mr. Silva? A business associate of mine, a director of several of my companies.”
“I know him all right,” said Stafford and added, “I hope to know hi nike air max m better.”
Pinto recognised the underlying sense of the words, but not a muscle of his face moved. For Stafford King the hatred with which he regarded the law lost its perso http://nike.guildwars2vip.com/ nal character. This man was something more than a thief-taker and a tracker of criminals. Pinto chose to regard h cheap nike air max im as the close friend of Maisie White, and as such, his rival.
“And to what are we indebted for this visit?” asked the bland colonel.
“The chief wants to see you.”
“Sir Stanley Belcom. Being the chief of our department I should have thought you had heard of him.”
“Sir Stanley Belcom,” repeated the other; “why, of course, I know Sir Stanl nike air max 90 sale ey by repute. May I ask what he wants to see me about? And how is my young friend–er–Miss White?” asked the colonel.
“When I saw her last,” replied Stafford steadily, “she was looking pret nike air max ty well, so far as I could tell.”
“Indeed!” said the colonel politely. “I have a considerable interest in the welfare of Miss White. May I ask when you saw her?
“Last night,” replied Stafford. “She was standing at the door of her apartments in Doughty Street, having a little talk with your f nike air max sale riend,” he nodded to Pinto, and Pinto started; “also,” said the cheerful Stafford, “another mutual friend of ours, Mr. Crewe, was within hailing distance, unless I am greatly mistaken.”
“So you were watching, eh?” burst out Pinto “I thought after the lesson you had a couple of weeks ago, you’d have—-”
“Let me carry on this conversation, if you don’t mind,” said the colonel, and the fury in his eyes silenced the Portuguese.
“We have agreed to let b cheap nike air max ygones be bygones, Mr. King, and I am sure it is only his excessive zeal on my behal cheap nike air max f that induced our friend to be so indiscreet as to refer to the unpleasant happenings–which we will allow to pass from our memories.”
So the girl was being watched. That made things rather more difficult than he had imagined. Nevertheless, he anticipated no supreme obstacle to the actual abduction. His plans had been made that morning, when he saw in nike air max 1 the columns of the daily newspaper a four-line advertisement which, to a large extent, had cleared away the greatest of his difficulties.
“And if Mr. King is looking after our young friend, Maisie White, the daughter of one of our dearest business associates–why, I’m glad,” he went on heartily. “London, Mr. King, is a place full of danger for young girls, particularly those who are deprived of the loving care of a parent, and one of the chief attractions, if I may be al cheap nike air max trainers lowed to say so, which the police have for me, is the knowledge that they are the protectors of the unprotected, the guardians nike air max 90 of the unguarded.”
He made a little bow, and for all his amusement Stafford gravely acknowledged the handsome compliment which the most notorious scoundrel in London had paid the Metropolitan Police Force.
“When am I to see your chief?” ③