ter eating. When they reached the hotel garage, they found the colored man who was in charge very much excited.
222“You gemmen didn’t send nobody down here to get your car, did you?” he questioned quickly.
“We certainly did not!” cried Dave.
“Has any one been here to get the car?” questioned the senator’s son.
“A young fellow was here at your machine,” answered the colored man. “I jest stepped 杭州足疗店最多的在哪里 over to the hotel to ask the clerk to order some more gasoline, we runnin’ short. When I came back the fellow was at your car. I thought at first it was one of you gemmen, but as soon as I called to him he jumped from the car and went out the back door.”
“How long ago was this?” burst out Dave.
“Not over five minutes ago, boss. I called to the fellow and ran after him, but he jumped 杭州高端男士休闲会所 over the back fence and got away.”
“Was he a tall young fellow with a soft hat?” queried Roger.
“He must have been the same chap who looked in at the hotel window!” went on the senator’s son to Dave. “Now, what do you make of that?”
“I make of it that he is trying to do us some injury,” answered Dave.
“Do you really think it could be Nick Jasniff?”
“I am sure I don’t know. If it was Jasniff, how in the world did he get up here in this town?”
has been following us.”
“But how could he do that unless he had an automobile or a motorcycle, or something like that?”
“I am sure I can’t answer that question.” Roger turned to the garage man. “Did you know the fellow at all?”
“No, boss; he was a stranger to me.”
“Have you ever seen him before?” asked Dave.
“Oh, I ain’t exactly sure of that, boss—so many men 杭州按摩全套 comin’ and goin’ all the time.”
“Let us see if he did any injury to the car,” suggested Roger.
The automobile was run out into the yard of the hotel, and there the young men went over the machine carefully. Nothing seemed to be amiss, and the things in the tonneau had been left undisturbed.
“I guess he didn’t have time enough to do anything,” said Dave. “I think he had been watching this man,” indicating the colored individual, “and as soon as he went into the hotel, the rascal sneaked into the garage intending to get the car out. Maybe he was nothing more than an auto thief who watched us come to the hotel and thought he saw a chance to get away with our car.”
“If he’s an auto thief, I wish I had caught 224him,” was the comment of the colored man.
“I think I’ll buy a lock for the car,” announced Dave. “I saw an automobile place 杭州妃子阁vivi down the street. We can stop there before we leave town.”
This was done; and the chums purchased a lock which could be placed on the gear shift, so that it would be impossible to start the car without unlocking the device or smashing it.
“By the turn of affairs, we’ve got to watch out for more than one kind of enemy,” announced Roger, when the search for clues to the mysterious 杭州夜生活网 disappearance of the two girls had again been resumed.