He collected two more knockers in that street, retaining only one as a trophy. He threw the others into an area, pulled the house doorbell violently, and ran.
Bobby couldn't say.
"And that money in the safe?"
He noticed that one of the portmanteaux was locked. Yet there was something in it that slid up and down as he tilted and lowered it.
"Colonel Salmon's river, he and a man, and the man's got off. He's at the policeman's house, and he says he'll let us have him if we'll go bail for him, seeing he's an old gentleman and only did it for the lark of the thing."