``Well, how did he happen to be here?'' I asked.
``He's everywhere,'' said the Hon. Sam.
``How did he know the mules were ours?''
``Easy. That boy knows everything.''
``Well, why did he bring them back and then leave so mysteriously?''
The Hon. Sam silently pointed a finger at the laughing Blight ahead, and I looked incredulous.
``Just the same, that's another reason I told you to warn Marston. He's already got it in his head that Marston is his rival.''
``Pshaw!'' I said--for it was too ridiculous.