Originally published under the title "Lucky, the Young Navyman" in 1917, it was republished in 1922 under this title.
"Let us not wander from the point, gentlemen," another man interrupted. "As I gather from the telegram, this boy may be coming to see Strong. Now, we must first make sure of that fact, then find out what it is he is coming for and stop him in his attempt, if it concerns us."
"O'Reilly," asked Mr. Winckel, a man with spectacles which carried thick lenses, "can you or one of your friends, perhaps, meet the boy and pose as this man Strong? Schmidt, you or Feldman had better go to Milwaukee and try to place the boy and get such information as you can. But do not let him suspect you."
"I'll go," said Schmidt.
"When is he due?" asked Mr. Winckel.
"Why, I should think it would be some time tonight," answered Schmidt. "I'll look and make sure."
"Find out his home address," added Winckel. "Telegraph it to us and one of us will hurry up and find out if his mother really expects him. How about your part, O'Reilly?"
"I'll see to it," answered the Irishman.
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