By Robert B. Parker
Cole and Hitch are again in a brand new Western classic...
The guns-for-hire brought in Robert B. Parker's Appaloosa are back...
When Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch tune down the lady who stole Virgil's middle, they discover a dispirited prostitute instead of the blameless attractiveness she as soon as was once. Now they have to store her, whether homicide is the cost of redemption.
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It's a bit queer, his delay, but I'm sure it will be explained naturally. Only Mary and her mother are alone and, very likely, they're nervous. I'll telephone to let you know everything is all right as soon as I get there," Tom promised his father and Mrs. Baggert as he CHAPTER XV. A VAIN SEARCH 46 Tom Swift and His Air Scout drove off down the road, partly illuminated by the new moon. Rapidly and almost as silently as his Air Scout Tom Swift drove the speedy car down the highway. It was about three miles from his home to that of Mary Nestor, and though the distance was quickly covered, to Tom, at least, the space seemed interminable.
But he wanted to capture the man, if possible, before he reached the bog, and, to this end, Tom increased his speed to such good end that presently, on the firm ground that bordered the swamp, Tom was almost within CHAPTER X. A BIG SPLASH 31 Tom Swift and His Air Scout reaching distance of the stranger. But the latter kept up running, and dodged and turned so that Tom could not lay hands on him. Suddenly, turning around a clump of trees the fleeing man headed straight for a veritable mud hole that lay directly in his path.
How did you get in? " "I−−I jest walked in," said the man, but Tom knew this could not be true, as no strangers were admitted without a permit and none had been issued. The man denied knowing anything about Bower, but the latter's flight was evidence enough that something was wrong. Not wishing to go to the trouble of having the man arrested merely as a trespasser, Tom let him go after his clothes had been dried on a boiler in one of the shops. "Take him to the gate, and tell him if he comes back he'll get another dose of the same kind of medicine," ordered Tom to one of the guards at the plant, and when the latter had reported that this had been done, he added in an earnest tone: "He went off talking to himself and saying he'd get even with you, Mr.