By Lester Dent
Chance Molloy pursues a crooked senator's daughter aboard an aircraft, yet their flight is turbulent in additional methods than oneIn the Nineteen Forties, air shuttle remains to be in its infancy. Seats develop into inner most sleepers, passengers smoke in flight, and it's no sweat to hold guns aboard.
Chance Molloy, a self-made airline proprietor, is dealt a blow while his plans to set up a passenger airline in South the US are thwarted by means of a corrupt US senator. on the information, Molloy's brother, a accomplice within the enterprise, kills himself. looking a few form of justice, Molloy forums Flight 14 from big apple to New Mexico with one target in brain: to get familiar with the senator's daughter, Janet Lord, a passenger at the aircraft. yet her charms are more than he anticipates, and Molloy's easy plan speedy turns into advanced. additionally on board are 3 of the senator's henchmen, a corpse disguised as a passenger, and Molloy's stewardess ex-girlfriend. quickly Molloy realizes that this flight will succeed in a vacation spot he hadn't expected.
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The boy sat on the ground. He reached into his pocket and took out a dime. The boy was wearing sunglasses and a dark blue rain hat. The boy gently tossed the coin onto the cardboard. It slid and then stopped right inside the middle circle. The boy took the last stuffed animal as his prize. ” Freddy swept the last few dimes into the box. Then he sat next to Cam and Eric. He was holding the box of dimes. “Well, that’s it,” Freddy said. “My booth is closed. ” Cam wasn’t listening. Her eyes were closed again.
She started to run toward the gate. Eric called to her. “Stop! We don’t even know where to go. Let’s find Ms. Benson. ” Chapter Eight Cam, Eric, and Freddy went to Ms. Benson. They told her everything that had happened at the Dime Toss booth. “Once those children leave the schoolyard,” Ms. Benson said, “there’s very little I can do. I’ll drive you to the police station. ” They walked to Ms. Benson’s car. It was a big old blue car. Books and papers were piled on the back seat. Eric began to open the back door.
Cam sat in the front seat next to Ms. Benson. “I think this will be the best fifth-grade carnival ever,” Ms. Benson said as she drove. “All the prizes were donated, so all the money we make will go to the library. ” “We made a whole boxful of dimes at my booth,” Freddy said. Ms. Benson waited at a traffic light. When the light turned green, she started to drive off. “Don’t go straight,” Cam said. ” “I know. ” Ms. Benson put on her turn signal. ” A small table was set up. A tall boy with curly blond hair was calling out, “Bring home a toy for your children.
Dead at the Take-Off by Lester Dent