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For a moment neither Tom nor Mr. Titus spoke. " He darted toward it, but Mr. Titus pulled him back. " yelled the contractor. Before either of them could do anything, a queer figure of an elderly gentleman stepped partly from behind a deck− house, and stooped over the smoking object. " yelled Mr. Titus, crouching low. "That's an explosive bomb! " Chapter X. Professor Bumper Fairly fascinated by the spluttering fuse, neither Tom nor Mr. Titus moved for a second, while the deadly fire crept on through the black string−like affair, nearer and nearer to the bomb itself.
Damon, for they feared the eccentric man would make a fuss and alarm the whole vessel. So Mr. Damon, occasionally blessing his necktie or his shoe laces, played chess with his elderly gentleman friend and was perfectly happy. That Professor Bumper not only had kept his promise about not mentioning the bomb, but that he had forgotten all about it, was evident a day or two after the happening. Tom and Mr. Titus passed him on deck, and bowed cordially. The professor returned the salutation, but looked at the two in a puzzled sort of fashion.
Why here's a letter from Mary−−from Mr. Nestor," he went on, as he scanned the familiar handwriting. "I never opened it! " His memory went back to the day of his departure from Shopton when he had sent Mary the gift, and he recalled that the letter had arrived just as he was getting into the automobile. "I stuck it in my pocket with some other mail," he mused, "and I never thought of it again until just now. But this is the first time I've worn this coat since that day. A letter from Mr. Nestor!