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"With their hands in the chap's pockets, I mean," ses the tec.

"When I say looking arter, I mean protecting 'em," ses the tec.

"You're a marvel, that's wot you are," ses the tec, shaking his 'ead.

When did you become employed by or connected with the TEC, as you call it?

I think many people mistakenly assume that TEC exists to find them jobs.

"That's my secret," he ses, arter the tec 'ad patted 'im on the back and brought 'im round.

Sam said 'e would, and arter they had 'ad another drink together the tec shifted 'is seat alongside of 'im and talked in his ear.

It is most secretive in its habits, usually betraying its whereabouts by its sharp call-note of tec or tac.

At the word 'tec,' George's face went deadly pale, and he sprang from his seat.

WORD ORIGIN

1879 as short for detective; 1934 as short for detective story.

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