"They're not going to stop me from having a good time while I last, anyhow. I think they're through with me for today; and I'm going to hear Jeery Wade, anyhow. He'll make up a hooting good song about all this when I tell him."
"Take care of yourself, Rod ... goodbye," said Miss Noble, almost concernedly.
She dropped the phone into its cradle, rose, and went back to the vizer screen, switching on the speaker as she sat down. Only then did she notice that the screen was entirely dark except for a vague sliver of gray.
"Are you still there, young man?" she asked the microphone.
There was silence from the speaker. The hammer on each bar of the long metal xylophone of the electric eye signal hung motionless.
"He's gone ... and left the front door unlatched too. And I