The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers
"My dear fellow," I replied, laying my hand on his shoulder, and sinking my voice to a whisper, "not a soul on board this vessel suspects it, but so have I."
It was too dark for me see his face, but I felt that he was much impressed by what I had told him.
"Then you will know where I had better keep mine," he said, a moment later, with his impulsive boyish confidence. "How fortunate I told you about them. Some are of considerable value, and--and I don't know where to put them that they will be absolutely safe. I never carried about jewels with me before, and I am nervous about losing them, you understand." And he nodded significantly at me. "Now where would you advise me to keep them?"
"On you," I said, significantly.
He was simpler than even I could have believed.
"My dear boy," I said, hardly able to refrain from laughing, "do as I do; put them in