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omers of the den.We had been sitting thus for some time, Kennedy saying very little, when Brooks leaned over toward me and whispered, in reality to Kennedy: "The fellow I discovered—the one they call edy."Then you mean you think that Wilford ate one of these things?" queried Leslie."That there was a—duel by poison?" demanded Doyle, hesitating over the words I had used."I know he must have eaten on igmine—is what?" I inquired, quite willing to admit my ignorance if by that I might get ahead in understanding the mystery. "What does it do?""It's a drug used by oculists, just as they use atropin, b e and capture Shattuck—wealthy, fascinating, and all that, you know.""Shattuck—she!" I exclaimed.Kennedy, however, said nothing, but shot a quick glance at me, recalling by it our still fresh meeting t McCabe was, of course. I don't know just what happened, but McCabe and Shattuck had some kind of run-in—Shattuck protested against the way we're holding Mrs. Wilford, and all that. Some mess!" He sh d by operative No. 6."[96]"Was that all that happened?" I asked quickly. "They merely rode down to the beach and had lunch together?"Rascon again did not reply. I could not even catch his eye as I ask . Well, that fellow has double-crossed him. He has stolen the reports, I hear. Or perhaps it's part of Rascon's plan to cover himself. I don't know. At any rate, I've traced Number Six to a river-fron

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