FIREWORKS STRICTLY PROHIBITED 187
THE OUTLAWS WATCHED, DUMBFOUNDED AND AGHAST.
Miss Masters wrung her hands again and moaned.
" But how awful . . . how terrible ! " Then she went
to the shed door, unlocked it, and returned to the house
to lie down for half an hour. She felt that she needed
rest. She returned to the shed at the end of half an
hour. The fireworks were no longer there. Miss
Masters inferred that fate had meant them to be stolen. ******
The Outlaws never discovered who betrayed them, but they suspected their old enemy, Hubert Lane. It happened that the fathers of Ginger, William and Douglas and Henry were walking up from the station together, when they learnt that despite the parental