Download PDF by Alexander McCall Smith: 44 Scotland Street (44 Scotland Street, Book 1)

By Alexander McCall Smith

ISBN-10: 0349118973

ISBN-13: 9780349118970

1st in a brand new sequence by means of the writer of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective organisation. This sequence is decided in an condominium construction in Edinburgh, Scotland and has its percentage of eccentrics and screw ups. Dry, humorous, highly enjoyable tales dependent within the author's homeland.

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CHAPTER XIV. " demanded Tom. The two captives looked at one another, sitting bound on the floor of the shop, their backs against some boxes. "I guess it's all up, and we might as well make a clean breast of it," admitted Kurdy. "Perhaps it would be better," said Tom quietly. "Eradicate," he went on, to the colored man, "go to the house and tell Mrs. " "No one hurt, Massa Tom? " and the colored man pointed to the captives. "Well, they're not hurt much," and Tom permitted himself a little smile.

It seems very complete," observed the lieutenant. " "Which ought to be in about a week," Tom said. " And so that was arranged. Leaving Ned and the lieutenant to entertain each other, Tom went to see the mechanics who had applied for places. He found them satisfactory and engaged them. One of them had worked for him before. The other was a stranger, but he had been employed in a large aeroplane factory, and brought good recommendations. There followed busy days at the Swift plant, and work was pushed on the aerial warship.

Tom, Ned, Lieutenant Marbury and Mr. Damon were aboard the captive Mars. Looking about, to see that all was in readiness, Tom gave orders to load the guns, blank charges being used, of course. The recoil apparatus was in place, and it now remained to see if it would do the work for which it was designed. " asked the young inventor. " exclaimed Mr. Damon. "I'm as ready as ever I shall be, Tom. " cried Tom, as he prepared to press the electrical switch which would set off the guns. Ned and Lieutenant Marbury stood near the indicators to notice how much of the recoil would be neutralized by the check apparatus.

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