Number Seventeen


Thank you.

Tell me, did your father is in this house?

Wait, why not climb onto the roof to see if there is anyone?

Yes. Ben, you go up.

Why me?

Could you raise, has good legs, right?

You see, my father and I lived in the house next door, ...

... in the number fifteen. This afternoon ...

... my father went up to his room.

Soon after came a telegram for him and I went to take him.

But I found the door locked.

I called and I answered.

It seemed to me strange and I got scared a lot.

Do you see anything?



- What?


- What an idiot!

Are you better?

Yes, I'm alright. Thanks.

Well ...

... I looked for a key that opened the door ...

... and when at last I found it, I entered the room ...

... and there was nobody.


I couldn't make it out.

Then, I saw that the window was open and, look, ...

... I found this in the antepecho.

I thought dad would have dropped it.

I went out onto the roof through the window, ...

... gate above the floor, ...

... until I fell for the skylight.

You spend half his life in the soil, Ben.

Have you done wrong?

- Who, me? No.

I was in the war, you know?

A mine took me through the air and got off singing.

And the telegram arrived for your father?

Oh! We forgot.

Have traced Suffolk necklace to Sheldrake.

Expect him to make getaway tonight. Watch number 17.

Arriving later. Barton.

It is strange, very strange. I fail to decrypt.

Do you know who this is Barton?

Oh! The card.


What does it mean, captain?

That surely is going to happen tonight something ...

... at number 17.

How strange! If nothing ever happens here.

It would be better if you get back to your house.

No, I'm not going.

- You do not want to help?

It is a great help, lady. I served much.

When coming down the stairs by stumbling around, ...

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