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And that's how the Padova family fell into playing the hold-up game.

I'm here to tell you that I've got evidence to prove that Ford was a rustler an' a hold-up.

The hold-up is severe, usually, and becomes in itself a thing to be managed.

"We left him back there talking with one of the hold-up men," replied George.

The hold-up had been real after all,—instead of a planned, joking affair.

A place better adapted for a hold-up could hardly be devised.

“We—we used to—to play at hold-up when he was a boy,” she gasped.

The only point was to find out where the hold-up left the lateral.

Evidently, the thieves had managed to communicate with a confederate, and this was a hold-up.

Nor did they know on what night he had planned to pull off the hold-up.

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