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caught the glass, was quite enough to give its own message. He was torn between two inclinations : either that he should leap up and try to get hold of the intruder, or he should lie still and wait. Gradually he realised that the man had no intention of entering the room. What, then, was he after ? Gerry knew now-he was trying to see if his plan had succeeded and his victim really dead. It was someone who was vitally interested in the success of this beastly plot. He must keep still at all costs ! Even at the risk of losing his quarry ! It was a dreadful temptation. Fortunately, with the blind drawn and the fading light, the room was nearly dark, and Gerry felt he could risk opening his eyes just the least little bit. Very slowly he opened them into narrow slits. He could see the shadow of a man on the left-hand blind. His windows looked out over a strip of garden at the side of the house and he knew that the man on the ledge outside could not be seen by anyone unless they came out of the house and looked up. However, no one was likely to do this at such a time of day.
Gerry waited.
At last the figure disappeared. Immediately, he leapt from the bed and dashed to the window. Carefully raising the corner of the blind he tried to see the man ; but he could not see along the flat wall of the house, and he dare not open the window yet. Cursing hard because his scheme of shamming dead had spoilt his chance of getting hold of his unknown enemy, he rang the bell furiously.
" Burton," he said, as the butler appeared, " there was a man at my window just now-be quick-dash down into the garden and see if you can see anyone, and tell me where he goes! "
The butler needed no more instructions. He kne',v Master Gerry was no fool.
Before long he was back again.

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" I didn't see a soul, sir," he said, rather out of breath.
" What ! No one at all? " said Gerry, annoyed.
" No one, sir," was the firm reply. " But Mr. Bernotte may help you. He was standing at the open window of his balcony which looks down into our garden at the back. If anyone wanted to get away from this window they would have to go through the garden, sir."
Gerry did not answer for a moment. He was thinking pretty rapidly.
" So Mr. Bernotte was on his balcony, was he," he said-and the butler thought it rather a strange thing to say !

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