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I'm looking at her," was the reply. Steve nodded ahead and pushed back
the throttle. "If that isn't the _Follow Me_ I'll--I'll eat her!"
CHAPTER XIII BULLETS FLY A half-mile or so beyond a black cruiser lay at
anchor at the mouth of a cove on the island side of the sound. She was
broadside-to and one look at her was enough for Harry Corwin. "It is!"
he cried. "We've got her, fellows!" "Not yet," warned Phil as the
fellows clustered from all parts of the boat. "That's her, but how are
we going to get her back? Hadn't we better stop here, Steve, and decide
what to do? Those men aren't going to give her up just for the asking, I
guess." "Right," agreed Steve. "Bow anchor, Han! Let her go as soon as
you're ready. Now then, fellows, let's think what's to be done." The
_Adventurer_ pulled at the anchor line with her nose, found further
progress stopped and slowly began to swing around with the tide. "There
are three of them at least, according to the gasoline chap back there,
and there are twelve of us, but if they have guns--" "We've got two
revolvers," said Perry eagerly. "Shall I get them, Steve?" "Yes, fetch
them up here, but we don't want to use them unless in self-defence.
Don't forget the cartridges, Perry. Now suppose we mosey up to where we
can talk to them, fellows." "That's the ticket," agreed Wink Wheeler.
"If they get to acting ugly, why, I guess there are enough of us to
handle them. I think the best way is to beat it right up there and tell
them to hand the boat over." "And if they decline?" inquired Phil. "Go
in and take it!" "And, as like as not, get shot full of holes! No,
thanks!" This from "Brownie." "How would it do for some of us to land
and keep out of sight and come around back of them?" asked Cas Temple.
"What are we going to d
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