m Ross and McLanes," replied the porter. "The Senor told me to tell them to send around the best horses they had in the stable, no matter what they cost. They were mucho hermosa, very handsome. He paid for them right down. Never questioned the price."
"Sorry I can't give you more information," added the clerk, "but I think if you want to find the Senor, you had better see Mr. Reynolds."
"Thank you," replied Jim. "We will go there."
"Hem!" commented Berwick when they were on the street again. "We didn't find out very much."
"I don't know," answered Jim. "At least we have found that he has heard from Broome."
"How do you make that out?"
"He went away unexpectedly or he would have made more preparation, and he left no word where he was going or when he would be back, which shows that he was going on some secret mission."
"You are probably right," admitted Berwick, after a moment's thought. "We won't be able to get any information from him."
"But we may get