Saint Overboard (Simon Templar 'The Saint', Book 16)
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Diving deep into trouble, the Saint takes part in an underwater treasure hunt fraught with unforeseen danger. Can he successfully raid Davy Jones’s locker and salvage his reputation as well as the sunken treasure?
to hit Loretta. The first thing is to clean yourself up. If you’ve got a star or anything like that of Ingerbeck’s, flush it down the lavatory. If you’ve got anything in writing that could link you up, memorise it and burn it. Strip yourself of every mortal thing that might tie you on to this party. That goes for you too, Loretta, because sooner or later the ungodly are going to try and get a line on you from your luggage, if they haven’t placed you before that. And then, Steve, you blow.”
night?” “I don’t know, dear. What did you have for dinner?” “Lobster mayonnaise. I dreamt that you came back from the Falkenberg. Safe. And always beautiful. To me.” “And then the danger really started.” “I dreamt that you didn’t think it was too dangerous.” Her eyes searched his face, with the laughter stilled in them for a moment. The tip of the dragon’s tongue stirred on her shoulder as she drew breath. One hand released itself to trace the half-mocking line of his mouth. “But I am
anything valuable?” “Nothing at all,” said the Saint smugly. “We caught him.” “Then you were luckier than we were,” said Arnheim, with his round flabby face full of admiration and interest. “Did he put up a fight?” “He didn’t have a chance—” Simon looked up as Loretta came towards them along the deck. He had felt the beat of his heart when he saw her, had seemed to discover an absurd lightening of the perfect morning as if a screen had been taken away from before the sun. Vogel took her arm.
and shoot him up again?” Simon turned his head to cock an eye at her. She must not know. He must not be drawn further into argument. Already, with that cool courageous wit of hers, she had him blundering. “Are you cross-examining me, woman?” he demanded quizzically. “I want an answer.” “Well, maybe he thinks that I’ll have had enough.” “And maybe he believes in fairies.” “I do. I saw a beautiful one in Dinard. He had green lacquered toe-nails.” “You’re not very convincing.” The Saint
the book saw the first introduction of a Scotland Yard inspector by the name of Claud Eustace Teal. The Saint returned in the thirteenth issue of The Thriller. The byline proclaimed that the tale was “A Thrilling Complete Story of the Underworld”; the title was “The Five Kings,” and it actually featured Four Kings and a Joker. Simon Templar, of course, was the Joker. Charteris spent the rest of 1929 telling the adventures of the Five Kings in five subsequent The Thriller stories. “It was very