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The Drums Of Jeopardy - Harold MacGrath

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"Uh-hm!"  Suddenly she threw her arms round his neck and kissed
him.  "If only the three of us could be always together!  Take care
of yourself.  Johnny and I need you."  Then she caught his hand,
gave it a pressure, and was off again.  Cutty stood there, staring
blindly in her direction.  Old Stefani Gregor; sacrifice.  By and
by he became conscious of something warm and hard in his palm.
He looked down.

A green stone, green as the turban of a Mecca pilgrim, green as the
eye of a black panther in the thicket.  He dropped the emerald into
a vest pocket and fumbled round for his pipe - always his mental
crutch.  He lit it and marched out of the station into the night
 - chuckling sardonically.  For the second time the thought occurred
to him: Of all his earthly possessions he would carry into the
Beyond - a chuckle.

Molly, then Kitty; but the drums of jeopardy were his!




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