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THE MAN THEY COULDN'T ARREST

He hadn't seen the grim apparition at the window. All he knew was that someone had come in through the garden gate.
From outside the door came the faint sound of a creaking floorboard, so slight as to be scarcely audible. A moment later the white light snapped into life, and the quiet purring murmur began in the opposite wall. Somebody had touched the door.
The noticeableness of the humming in the utter stillness worried Dain. He hadn't bargained for it. But with a quick deft movement of the arm he reached over to the wall against his right hand and switched over a little brass knob. The action started an electric fan into motion, a small one high up against the ceiling on the far-end wall. It, too, worked almost without sound, but such slight noise as it did make was sufficient to tone out the queer purring coming from just underneath it. In a second he was back in his old attitude, his head resting wearily on his arms, his respiration coming and going with the peaceful regularity of a man in a deep sleep.
Slowly the door opened. There was no sound, not even the soft click of the lock. Inch by inch it opened, until the aperture was wide enough to admit the passage of a man.
Lyall came in, stared hard at Dain, and began closing the door. Then as silent as the shadow of a ghost he tiptoed towards Dain's desk. Halfway across Dain stirred slightly, and the moving figure

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