Messenger No. 48
"You advance a very good argument, and, in fact, I am depending on you to do that same thing, but how shall I know that you won't give us the slip?"
"I'll stay right at the office, except when I'm out with a message, an' come here every night if you say the word."
"Do you know of any one who would go bail for your appearance when wanted?"
"Mammy Showers would tell you that I'll act square up to what I say."
The inspector did not reply for several seconds, and then it was to say:
"I'll take your word for it, my boy. You are to report to me, or one of the officers here, every twenty-four hours, and, in the meanwhile, if you get a glimpse of either of those men, follow him until word can be sent to me; but do not speak of this matter to any one."
It was evident that this ended the interview, for the inspector rose to his feet, and Jet, overjoyed at the prospect of escaping imprisonm