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CHAPTER XII - DIFFICULTIES

thick overcoat he went out to the garage at the back of the house and got his car. It did not take him long to reach the coast ; and it would be somewhere about three o'clock in the early morning when he arrived at the Commander's house.
Somewhat to his surprise he saw a light burning in the drawing-room. Evidently someone was about. Who on earth could it be ? He stopped his car at the door, and almost at that very same moment the lights in the room went out. It was as though someone had heard his engine and did not wish to be seen. Thinking it rather queer, he hurried up the steps and pressed the bell. There was no reply ; nor even a sound to show that anyone had heard. Again he tried . . . and still again ; but no one answered his anxious call. Quite sure at last that something was wrong, he turned to go for assistance. But he did not get very far. An upper window opened and the Commander's head came out.
" Who the devil's that," he cried, his voice all muffled as though he had been disturbed in his sleep.
" Oh ! It's you, Commander," Gerry shouted. " So you've got back."
" Good heavens! " came the testy reply. " What's coming over all you folk just now ? Can't a man go and see his daughter away without the whole neighbourhood being aroused ? " His voice sounded more throaty and thick than ever.
" Gone away-Molly ? " gasped Gerry, half wondering if the Commander had been drinking.
" Yes! Why not? She returned to Brussels by the boat to-night from Newcastle Quay," came the explanation in angry tones. " Why ! What has it got to do with you, anyway ? " There seemed to be an undercurrent of fear beneath the defiant voice.
Gerry did not answer. He was upset that Molly had gone off without saying good-bye ; without even

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