But he would first call in Burton Crescent and say farewell to the Ropers.
Should the worst come to the worst, the Ropers could not absolutely destroy him.
Failing a clock, he would try for something else, and the Ropers should have it.
He knew where the Ropers lived, and he went and hung about the door.
The speeder watches her ropers run out; these stand at the top and back of the line.
The ropers are refilled and their ends attached to the flying speeders by a quick motion.
Now he stopped the truck by Dicky's front door and mounted to the Ropers' room.
And the case, says Ropers, is the harder, because it is suspected that she wrote part of the book herself.
He wondered what had become of the stranger with the tall hat—whether he was in the Ropers' room or not.
Here were these pestilent outsiders, the Ropers, assailing the reputation of the neighbourhood by complaining of being robbed.