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CHAPTER XVIII - THE MASTER'S LAIR

Suddenly Gerry stopped in front of a window similar to the one in the library they had come from. He listened for a short time, with his ear against the crack of the door. Then, apparently satisfied, he felt under his coat. Brewer watched him in amazement as he inserted a thin steel instrument into the wood near the catch. He heard the bite of the tool as it worked its way softly through the door. Suddenly Gerry stopped, and Brewer's heart leapt to his mouth ! But his guide was only pausing in satisfaction at his achievement. In another moment the door swung silently open, and they were inside the house of Mr. Bernotte, the Swedish gentleman, who dealt in timber, but never seemed to have any " deals " with anyone !
More caution was needed now than before, and they waited silently for nearly five minutes, breathless in the dense darkness of the room.
" They're evidently all asleep," whispered Gerry at last. "Quick! Have a look about. I'll take this half of the room, you take that."
Their electric torches leapt into play, and their professional eyes searched the place anxiously. Goodness knows what they were looking for ! Gerry, himself, had but the vaguest idea.
" We'll try further," he said at last, when they had found nothing of any interest. " Come on !"
He turned to the door leading into the passage outside. He had a good idea of the geography of the house, because being built at the same time as his own home next door, they were practically the same.
Not a sound greeted them as they crept into the hall. Much to Brewer's amazement and secret horror, Gerry made straight for the main staircase. He hardly liked to linger, yet he certainly could not remonstrate now> for his leader was already half-way up, so he followed-his heart racing furiously.
At the top, Gerry paused.

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