Four Boy Hunters
"The books are all right---the fire wasn't hot enough to touch them," said Tom Neefus. "I don't think---Ha!"
He stopped short, gazing into a small compartment of the safe. Then his brow contracted.
"What have you discovered?" questioned Mr. Dodge, quickly.
"The money is gone---and also those papers to that tract of land at Spur Road!"
"The money? How much money?"
"Three hundred and fifty dollars."
"But I thought you said you had the safe locked," went on Mr. Dodge.
"I did have it locked. He must have opened it and then shut it up again before he went at the desk."
The announcement by the master of the mill created something of a sensation, and soon all the men and boys in the vicinity gathered to learn the particulars of the robbery. It was learned that the man who had perpetrated the deed was a tall, slim individual who limped with his left foot when he ran. He had disappeared into the forest bordering the river, and that was the last