In former days they used to be meeting-places of plotters and conspirators.
"Like a pair of plotters on foul intentions bent," laughed Herbert.
Is it likely that the plotters, if they be foiled, will suspect you?
But in that case there are others in the band of plotters whom we do not know and cannot locate.
But where and how can the plotters have obtained the submarine craft itself?
I believe this act of amnesty is only a device to put the plotters where he can get his hand on them.
At last Oakley is rid of its intriguants, its plotters and impostors.
The plotters, spying about the cottage at daybreak, had noted the absence of Ned.
He would not know where to look for the plotters, but they would know where to look for him.
The plotters, at the time the boys were taken from the cottage, did not know where Ned was.