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By Leslie Charteris

With the necessary counsel of Hoppy Uniatz and assistance from a stunning actress, the Saint tracks down the King of the Beggars, instigator of an unpleasant racket designed to take advantage of the beggars of town. after which he needs to flip to struggle a ruthless criminal who will cease at nothing—including murder—to make “The Masked Angel” a champion boxer.

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He slightly lifted a forehead in attractiveness as he stuck sight of Hoppy on Simon’s heels. “Hi, Ruby,” Hoppy stated. “I have a concept I be mindful dis jernt from long ago. very long time no see, huh? ” To the Saint’s unsentimental blue eyes, Ruby slipped right into a widely used area of interest like a nickel right into a slot. simply as a jungle dweller is familiar with at a look the vulture from the eagle, the ruminant from the carnivore, so the Saint knew that during the stone jungles of town this specimen used to be of a scavenger breed—with a slightly of reptile, possibly. And the truth that Mr Uniatz knew where of previous used to be nearly adequate to verify the discredit of its agate-eyed owner. Ruby flinched instinctively as Mike Grady’s revolver seemed within the Saint’s fist, held for an quick with its muzzle pointed on the pawnbroker’s midriff, sooner than Simon laid it at the counter. “This gun,” stated the Saint, “was pawned right here a couple of days in the past. take note? ” The pawnbroker studied it a second. His delicately curved brows lifted a little, the adapted shoulders accompanying them upwards within the mere soupçon of a shrug. He checked out Simon with eyes that had the clean unfocused caliber of the blind. “Whitey Mullins hocks it,” Hoppy amplified. “Ya comprehend Whitey. ” “However, he didn’t declare it himself,” Simon went on. “Someone else did—a few days in the past. i need to grasp who. ” “Who are you? ” Ruby requested in his flat monotone. “What offers? ” Hoppy grabbed his shoulder in a bone-crushing take hold of and, along with his different hand, pointed a calloused digit at once less than Simon’s nostril. “Dis,” he defined unmistakably, “is de Saint. while de boss asks ya a question, ya don’t speak again. ” Ruby shook off Hoppy’s paw and flicked imaginary illness from the place it were. He appeared again to the Saint. “So? ” he acknowledged. “This gun,” Simon endured pleasantly, “was redeemed. Who became within the price ticket? I promise there’s no hassle in it for you. ” The younger guy around the counter sighed and stared moodily on the gun. “Okay, so that you provide me a promise. Can my spouse funds it on the financial institution if i am getting knocked off for talkin’ an excessive amount of? ” “No,” Simon conceded. “But your probabilities of residing to a ripe and fruitless outdated age are much better, think me, in case you do supply me the knowledge i would like. ” The pawnbroker’s eyes slid over him with stony opacity. it all started to be borne in upon Mr Uniatz that his outdated buddy used to be being very sluggish to co-operate. His response to that realisation used to be a darkening scowl of disapproval. Backgrounded by means of the odd merits of Hoppy’s common face, this expression conveyed a caution approximately as sophisticated because the first smoke emerging from an lively volcano…Ruby stuck a glimpse of it, and no matter what cogitation used to be occurring backstage of his face reached an instantaneous end. “Why inquire from me? ” he complained wearily. “I don’t ask his monicker. I ain’t . He’s a tall thin jerk with a face like a horse. He received a collection of throwing knives from me as soon as. That’s all i do know. ” The Saint’s standpoint roamed via a hall of reminiscence that Ruby’s description had faintly illuminated.

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