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We certainly can't follow them around like this," agreed Frank. "If they don't see us, we're liable to lose them anyway. " They peeped through the opening in the door again. But Ducroy and Newt Pipps had withdrawn a little way to one side and were talking in undertones, their words inaudible. In about ten minutes, Ollie Jacobs returned. He hastened into the hangar, and Ducroy looked at him expectantly. " Dangerous Business 147 "I sure did," returned Ollie Jacobs. "It's all settled. " "That's good," declared Ducroy, rubbing his hands together with satisfaction.

Joe began to scramble into the plane. "Just in time, too," said the brother. " asked Joe, in a muffled voice, as he crouched back on one of the automobile robes. " Frank got into the plane. Quickly he closed 152 The Great Airport Mystery the door. The two boys waited apprehensively. Had their presence been detected! Would the lunch-counter man mention having seen them? Would Ducroy glance into the baggage compartment before leaving? But nothing happened. They heard the three men come into the hangar.

Yes, Hurd, you said it was a scandal. And it is a scandal. " "It's mighty good of you to visit us. You are-" began Frank, when Elroy Jefferson in-terupted him impatiently. " he stormed. ''Do you think we came down here just to visit you! Do you think we're going to let the Hardy boys stay in jail? " said Mr. Applegate firmly. Elroy Jefferson drew two slips of paper from tois pocket. " "You wrote a check," said Mr. Applegate. "I wrote a check. For twenty-five thousand dollars. " "I wrote one too.

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