Islands in the Air
The outer door had been forced, its lock being broken, but beyond this no damage had been done so far as we could discover. Anxiously we ran over the papers--not a print was missing.
"Nothing gone," said the Professor. "Yet the place has been entered. What for?"
"Perhaps the thief was frightened away before he could grab anything," Isuggested.
"I don't see how he got in," said McCann. "I have made sure that every guard was at his post throughout the night."
"I hold you personally responsible, McCann," said the Professor severely. "See that it doesn't happen again." And with that he turned and walked away leaving McCann with a crestfallen air.
I felt sorry for the Scotchman. He seemed devoted to the Professor, and I believed the rebuke to be undeserved.
The ridge which the Professor had selected for his daring experiment was the center of an unbroken wilderness far r