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CHAPTER IX - A WAX CYLINDER

In order to gain admission one had to give a certain knock and the door would open of its own accord. Should it be thought that this was rather too simple, it ought perhaps to be said that just inside the door -in the almost completely dark lobby footing the stairs-the floorboards had been removed. Anyone, therefore, who unsuspectingly entered the door, would soon find himself swimming for his life-always provided he could swim-for a swift stream which flowed down a culvert beneath the roadway would have rushed him to the river before he could have time even to cry out. Oh yes ! No unauthorised person ever penetrated this stronghold. And it was just as well ! The people who used the place were none too scrupulous or particular. They were mainly scumall of them " wanted," not only by the police of England, but of all Europe. This was one of those lairs where criminals and murderers of all nations " lie low " from time to time, till things have cooled down a bit and their exploits forgotten. They were in no danger of interference here. The authorities had no suspicions, and the place was not supposed to be inhabited. It could not be sold, because the mysterious old man who owned it had sentimental reasons for refusing to sell. He certainly had-but they were hardly the kind which appeal to law-abiding citizens !
The men who met here had plenty to talk about ; but it was more convenient for them-and certainly much safer-that no one else should hear their conversations.
They usually came, one at a time, from both ends of the alley, as soon as it began to get really dark ; and to-night, the evil gang was almost complete by ninethirty. Only one was missing. They were a motleylooking crew, but they all seemed well nourished and comfortably clad. They greeted each other rather grudgingly as they met, though they made every effort

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