By Leslie Charteris
Crooked financiers, bookies, pretend inventors, dodgy bankers, porn purchasers, unethical businessmen, murderers, thieves, and liars—all will come to remorse the day they got here to the eye of the Saint.
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He lifted the lid of his oil-can contraption, picked up the crucible with a couple of lengthy iron tongs, and poured out a blob of luminous liquid steel the scale of a small pear. there has been a noisy fizzing noise observed by means of an exceptional burst of steam, and Louie changed the lid of his cooler and checked out the Saint triumphantly during the fog. “Now,” he acknowledged, “in part a minute you’ll see it along with your personal eyes. ” The Saint opened his cigarette-case and tapped a cigarette thoughtfully on his thumbnail. “How on the earth did you hit on that? ” he requested, with wide-eyed admiration. “I was an assistant in a chemist’s store while i used to be a boy,” acknowledged Louie casually. in truth, this used to be completely actual, yet he didn't point out that his employment had terminated unexpectedly while the chemist stumbled on that his assistant were systematically whittling down the contents of the until eventually every time he used to be left on my own within the store. “I continually beloved playin’ round with issues and tryin’ experiments, and that i regularly believed it’d be attainable to make completely strong artificial diamonds regardless of the different specialists stated. And now I’ve proved it. ” This additionally, apparently adequate, was once in part precise. unbelievable because it could appear, Mr Fallon had his dreams—dreams during which he may perhaps produce limitless amounts of gold or diamonds just by blending chemical substances jointly in a pail, or mammoth stacks of actual paper cash in simple terms by way of turning a deal with. The psychologist, delving into Louie’s dream-life, could most likely have came across the actual type of swindle which Mr Fallon had made his personal inexorably predestined via those apparently infantile fantasies—a type of spurious and virtually self-defensive pride of a congenital urge for simple funds. He rolled up his sleeves and plunged his naked hands into the cooling device with the really wistful expression which he continually wore while appearing that a part of his job. while he stood up back he used to be clutching a around gray stone glistening with water, and for a second or he gazed at it dreamily. It used to be at this degree of the complaints that Louie’s histrionics always ran away with him—when, for 2 or 3 seconds, his mind's eye particularly allowed him to photograph himself because the exponent of an earth-shaking clinical discovery, the real results of these futile experiments on which he had spent a lot of his time and quite a bit of the cash which he had earned from the sham. “There you are,” he stated. “There’s your diamond—and any broker in London will be happy to shop for it. Here—take it your self. ” He pressed the rainy stone into Simon Templar’s hand. “Show it to somebody you're keen on, and if there’s a broker in London who wouldn’t be joyful to pay 2 hundred quid for it, I’ll offer you one thousand kilos. You can’t say I’m now not being reasonable. ” He picked up his glass back, after which, as though he had all at once remembered the fundamental tone of his tale, his face recovered its expression of uncontrollable gloom. “And I’m the unhappiest guy within the world,” he stated lugubriously. Simon raised his eyebrows. “But strong God!