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Ghost Rider

Character from Marvel Comics

For other uses, see Ghost Rider (disambiguation).

Ghost Rider
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Ghost Rider on the cover of Marvel Spotlight #5 (Aug. )

PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceMarvel Spotlight #5 (Aug. )
Created byRoy Thomas
Gary Friedrich
Mike Ploog
Alter egoJohnny Blaze
Danny Ketch
Alejandra Jones
Robbie Reyes
Michael Badilino
Kushala
Team affiliations
Abilities
  • Immense superhuman strength, stamina, agility, reflexes, endurance, and durability
  • Use of enchanted hellfire chain, motorcycle, cars and shotgun
  • Invulnerability to fire, heat, lava and flames
  • Pyro vengeance avenger sale Archives Stare
  • Resurrection
  • Medium ship
  • Immortality
  • Regeneration
  • Ability to travel between interdimensional realms and along any surface

Ghost Rider is the name of many antiheroes and superheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Marvel had previously used the name for a Western character whose name was later changed to Phantom Rider.

The first supernatural Ghost Rider is stuntmotorcyclistJohnny Blaze, who, in order to save the life of his father, agreed to give his soul to "Satan" (later revealed to be an arch-demon named Mephisto). At night and when around evil, Blaze finds his flesh consumed by hellfire, causing his head to become a flaming vengeance avenger sale Archives. He rides a fiery motorcycle and wields blasts of hellfire from his body, usually from his skeletal hands. He eventually learns he has been bonded with the demon Zarathos. Blaze was featured vengeance avenger sale Archives the Ghost Rider series from to

The subsequent Ghost Rider series (–) featured Danny Ketch as a new Ghost Rider. After his sister was injured by ninjagangsters, Ketch came in contact with a motorcycle that had somehow been mystically enchanted to contain the essence of a Spirit of Vengeance. Blaze reappeared in this s series as a supporting character, and it was later revealed that Danny and his sister were Johnny Blaze's long-lost siblings. In s comics, Blaze briefly again became the Ghost Rider, succeeding Ketch. InRobbie Reyes became Ghost Rider as part of the Marvel NOW! initiative.

In MayGhost Rider placed 90th on IGN's "Top Comic Book Heroes" list.[1]Nicolas Cage starred as the Johnny Blaze iteration of the character in the film Ghost Rider and its sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Gabriel Luna played Robbie Reyes in the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Johnny Blaze[edit]

Main article: Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze)

Following the Western comics character who originally used the name, the first superhero Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, vengeance avenger sale Archives, debuted in Marvel Spotlight issue #5 (Aug. ), created by Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas,[2] writer Gary Friedrich and artist Mike Ploog, vengeance avenger sale Archives. He received vengeance avenger sale Archives own series inwith pencillerJim Mooney handling most of the first nine issues. Several different creative teams mixed-and-matched until penciller Don Perlin began a considerably long stint with issue #26, eventually joined by writer Michael Steganos Privacy Suite 21.1.1 Full Version through issue # The series ran through issue #81 (June ). Blaze returned as Ghost Rider in a six-issue miniseries written by Devin Grayson; a second miniseries written by Garth Ennis inand an ongoing monthly series that began publication in July Johnny Blaze was the son of Naomi Blaze and Barton Blaze, Naomi being the previous Ghost Rider.

Danny Ketch[edit]

Main article: Ghost Rider (Danny Ketch)

The next Ghost Rider, a young man named Daniel "Danny" Ketch (Johnny Blaze's long-lost younger brother), debuted in Ghost Rider (vol. 2) #1 (May ). This Ghost Rider was nearly identical to the previous, although his costume was now a black leather biker jacket with spiked shoulder-pads, grey leather pants, and a mystic chain he wore across his chest, which responded to his mental commands and served as his primary melee weapon. His new motorcycle resembled a futuristic machine and the front of it could lower to serve as a battering ram. Like the original Ghost Rider's bike, the wheels were composed of mystic hellfire. Unlike the relationship between the previous Ghost Rider and the demon with which he was bonded, Ketch and his demon — who in (vol. 2) #91 (Dec. ) is revealed to be Marvel's incarnation of the Angel of Death/Judgment — are cooperative with each other. At the close of the series with (vol. 2) #93 (Feb. ), Ketch apparently died. The following year, vengeance avenger sale Archives, however, Peter Parker: Spider-Man #93 (July ) revealed Ketch was still alive. Nearly a decade later, Marvel published the long-completed final issue as Ghost Rider Finale (Jan. ), which reprints the last issue and the previously unpublished (vol. 2) #[3]

Alejandra Jones[edit]

During the storyline "Fear Itself", a Nicaraguan woman named Alejandra Jones becomes Ghost Rider through a ritual performed by a man named Adam. Though she demonstrates many previously unknown powers of the Ghost Rider entity, she is deprived of its full power when Johnny Blaze takes back most of this power.[volume&#;&&#;issue&#;needed]

Robbie Reyes[edit]

Main article: Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes)

Ina new character took on the Ghost Rider mantle: a Mexican-American resident of East Los Angeles named Roberto "Robbie" Reyes, who drives a black classic muscle car reminiscent of a modified Dodge Charger rather than a motorcycle.[4][5] Robbie Reyes was created by writer/artist Felipe Smith and designed by Smith and artist Tradd Moore.[6]

Michael Badilino[edit]

Michael Badilino, an ex-member of the New York City Police Department, is one-third of an "Organic Medallion of Power"; the other two are Ketch and Blaze (the Medallion itself was never explained in any true detail). He possesses powers more in line with those of the Zarathos version of Ghost Rider, although he also possesses the Penance Stare and his motorcycle seemed to share characteristics with the Noble Kale version. His appearance is distinguished by a deep purple skull, large fangs protruding from his upper jaw, and backswept curved horns on the top of his skull.

In his superhuman form, Badilino was called Vengeance, and originally attempted to kill the Ghost Rider, believing him to be Zarathos. Vengeance later became the ally of Ghost Rider and Johnny Blaze. Vengeance also took on the role of the Ghost Rider and even semi-seriously referred to himself by that name when confronted by Spider-Man shortly after the apparent death of Vengeance avenger sale Archives Rider in battle with Zarathos and acolytes The Fallen. Vengeance killed himself, vengeance avenger sale Archives, along with the villain Hellgate, by triggering a massive explosion through his Hellfire, the source of the mystical flames that encompass the bones of both Vengeance and Ghost Rider.

Vengeance reappears in the last four issues of Ghost Rider vol. 2, involved in Blackheart's plans to kill Noble Kale. Vengeance aids the Ghost Rider in the ensuing battle, destroying Blackheart and ruling Hell during Ketch's absences.

Kushala[edit]

While her tribe was being attacked by the U.S. Army, Kushala's parents were killed and, in an act of rage, she prayed to her creator, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Filmora crack serial keygen instead was possessed by a Spirit of Vengeance. Then she burnt everyone until all that remained were their spirits. After becoming possessed by the Spirit of Vengeance, Kushala traveled the world seeking out and studying different forms of magic in an attempt to cure herself. Her skills in the mystic arts eventually led to her becoming the Sorcerer Supreme of her era.

Powers and abilities[edit]

The Ghost Rider is a human who can transform into a skeletal superhuman wreathed in ethereal flame and given supernatural powers, vengeance avenger sale Archives. The abnormal motorcycle he rides can travel faster than any conventional vehicle and can perform seemingly impossible feats such as riding up a vertical surface, across water, and leaping across great distances that normal motorcycles cannot. The Ghost Riders are virtually indestructible and notoriously hard to injure by any conventional means, as bullets and knives usually pass through them without causing pain (knives are shown to melt while in their body).[7] It is possible that they are genuinely immortal, vengeance avenger sale Archives, as it is said that God created them and only God can destroy them.[8] Despite being composed of bone and hellfire, the Ghost Riders possess formidable superhuman strength, enough to easily pick up a truck and hurl it across a road. It has been stated that Johnny Blaze as Ghost Rider can press around 25 tons (50,&#;lbs) (or more as seen in World War Hulk).[9] Each Ghost Rider entity also had abilities specific to him or her.

Johnny Blaze
Originally when Blaze transformed into Ghost Rider, his body changed but not the clothes he was wearing. In his new incarnation, this is different and his clothes take on a different appearance with a spiked leather jacket and chains. As Ghost Rider, he can cause his motorcycle to transform and surround itself with hellfire or he can create a new cycle from pure hellfire. He is also capable of projecting hellfire as a weapon. His hellfire "burns the soul" without leaving physical injuries on the victim and its effects have been seen as similar to the "Penance Stare." In his new incarnation, Blaze is now possibly the most powerful hero on Earth. During "World War Hulk", it was stated by Doctor Strange that Ghost Rider might be equally as powerful as the "Green Scar" persona of Hulk and could possibly defeat him. During this series, Doctor Strange also states that Ghost Rider protects only the innocent, which none of the Illuminati are. In recent comics, Blaze's Ghost Rider has been given the "Penance Stare" and mystical chain, both of which were specific to the Danny Ketch Ghost Rider. Blaze also uses a shotgun and discovered that he can discharge hellfire from the weapon when he first encountered Ketch. Now, vengeance avenger sale Archives, he also has new abilities including hellfire breath, the ability to produce chains from either his throat or chest, and the ability to travel between incorporeal realms.
Danny Ketch
When Ketch transformed into Ghost Rider, his clothes changed with him, taking on the appearance of a spiked leather jacket with chains with a dollar, gray leather pants, and spiked gloves and boots, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Likewise, his motorcycle underwent a radical transformation, changing from a conventional one into a high-tech motorcycle (this transformation was not strictly limited to the motorcycle he was found in the cemetery with as he was once seen able vengeance avenger sale Archives transform another cycle in "Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher: Hearts of Darkness"). Along with flaming wheels that allow the bike to vengeance avenger sale Archives fly vengeance avenger sale Archives surfaces, the bike included a shield-like battering ram on the front. As the Ghost Rider, Ketch used a mystical chain which responded to his mental commands. It could grow in length, alter direction while in the air, stiffen into a staff or spear, and separate into several links which can strike like shrapnel and then return to their original form. Daniel's most famous power was the Penance Stare. By locking eyes with a target and mentally focusing, the Danny Ketch Ghost Rider was able to make the target experience all the pain they had ever inflicted on anyone else. However, some beings have shown resistance to this ability, such as Venom and Carnage as their alien symbiote "costumes" do not technically have eyes; and Madcap, who is so masochistic, he claims to enjoy the experience. In the Fantastic Four animated series, vengeance avenger sale Archives, this ability was shown to be powerful enough to bring down the mighty Galactus, as Ghost Rider forced Galactus to feel the pain of all those who had died as a result of his feeding on their planets; as Ghost Rider put it, "A billion souls". This display of power, though, appeared to simply be a rewrite for the animated series, as the original storyline in Fantastic Four issue has Doctor Strange casting a spell that causes all of the souls of those Galactus had killed by his feedings to be visited upon him at once. Originally, this incarnation of the Ghost Rider could only be summoned if Danny was present when "innocent blood was spilled" (an innocent simply being threatened was not enough), at which time Danny had to touch the gas cap of his motorcycle for the transformation process to occur. Later, he was able to summon the Ghost Rider without touching the gas cap but still needed to wait for innocent blood to be spilled. Later still, he was able to summon the Ghost Backup & Recovery | Pirate PC by willpower alone.
Robbie Reyes
The ghost of Eli Morrow that inhabits Robbie's body is not, according to Johnny Blaze, a true Spirit of Vengeance. Regardless, he gives Robbie several abilities similar to that of other Ghost Riders, including the power to manifest and control chains ending in thin knives or sickles.[10] The black muscle car that Morrow's ghost initially inhabits is linked to Robbie's Ghost Rider form, allowing him to instantly teleport to and/or merge with the car. The car can also be driven remotely, and Robbie's Ghost Rider form can pass harmlessly through it, allowing it to drive into foes. The car's trunk, when opened, acts as a portal, allowing the Ghost Rider to transport anything, including people, to any location. Though it is initially unknown if Robbie's Ghost Rider form possesses the divine powers of his predecessors, he eventually displays the ability to use the Penance Stare during a battle with Star Brand.[11] Eli is able to take full control of Robbie's body when the teen gives in to his negative emotions, signified by a pallid skin tone and both of his eyes turning orange. His Ghost Rider form also displays the ability to change into a more powerful and demonic form when Robbie is sufficiently angered.[12] At the end of fourth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., to prevent the Darkhold from being used again, he slung his flaming chains in the same manner as a Sling Ring, allowing him to travel and take vengeance avenger sale Archives book with him for safekeeping.

Other Spirits of Vengeance[edit]

Noble Kale[edit]

He became the first Ghost Rider. Noble lived in the 18th century and grew up with his abusive father Pastor Kale and his younger brother Dante.

Noble fell in love with a black girl named Magdelena. But, because of the color of her skin and his father's strong religious views, the couple kept their love a secret from the world. They were forced to tell Pastor Kale when Magdelena bore Noble's child. Noble and Magdelena were then married.

Shortly after vengeance avenger sale Archives marriage, Magdelena discovered Pastor Kale's dark secret; he was a servant of the dark lord Mephisto. In order to cover up Magdelena's findings, Pastor Kale accused her of witchcraft and had her burned at the stake. Knowing that his son, Noble, would object, he had him drugged, tortured and beaten in the church cellar.

Just before Magdelena died, she used a curse to summon demons that avenge wronged women. The demons were called "Furies" and they started killing the townspeople. Fearing death, Pastor Kale struck a deal with Mephisto. In return for his safety, Mephisto got Noble's soul. Mephisto realized that Noble was attached to a piece of the Medallion of Power and he activated the piece to transform Noble into the original "Spirit of Vengeance". When Ghost Vengeance avenger sale Archives had destroyed the Furies, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Pastor offered him human flesh - Noble's son. Noble, in the guise of Ghost Rider, was unwilling to eat his own child and he killed himself.

When Mephisto later appeared to claim Noble's soul, Mephisto's brother, the archangel Uriel, appeared and demanded that the soul of Noble Kale be spared. No agreement could be reached, and therefore a compromise was made whereby Noble's soul could not be claimed by either realm; but instead, his soul would remain in the void until re-bonded with certain members of his family.[13]

Noble Kale was also established as an ancestor of Jennifer Kale.[14]

Ghost / The Rider[edit]

Due to the Celestial Progenitor presence influencing human evolution, in 1, B.C., certain humans became much more intelligent than others as well as able to speak a new language, vengeance avenger sale Archives. However, they had to hide that gift from their brethren for fear of being ostracized. One day, a boy that was gifted with the ability to speak is approached by a vengeance avenger sale Archives stranger that also possessed that gift, vengeance avenger sale Archives, only to witness the stranger transform into a beast and devour his entire tribe. The stranger allowed the boy to live and names him "Ghost" before telling him to challenge him when he is worthy. The boy was forced to survive on his own, though he vengeance avenger sale Archives befriend a woolly mammoth. After almost dying in the harsh environment, he is approached by Mephisto in the form of a snake, who tells him to say its name. Ghost does that and is bonded with a Spirit of Vengeance; after which he imbued his newly acquired hellfire into the mammoth. Other humans had never seen someone ride an animal before and began referring to Ghost as "the Rider". The Rider continued his search and five years later, eventually caught up with the man who devoured his tribe. The man transformed once more, revealing himself to be the first Wendigo. During the fight, the Rider took the bones of the dead that the Wendigo had killed and used them to form a weapon; the earliest version of the Ghost Rider's signature chain. The Rider fought the Wendigo until finally it and the Rider's woolly mammoth tumbled over a cliff. Afterwards, Ghost was approached by Odin and Lady Phoenix to join the prehistoric version of the Avengers.[15]

Upon imbuing his hellfire into another woolly mammoth, the Ghost Rider assisted the prehistoric Avengers (consisting of Agamotto, Odin, Lady Phoenix, and prehistoric versions of the Black Panther, Iron Fist, and Star Brand) in fighting an out of control Celestial called the Fallen; which resulted in his woolly mammoth getting killed in action. The Ghost Rider swore revenge and assisted his teammates in defeating the Fallen and sealing it away underground in what would become South Africa.[16] The Ghost Rider later assisted the prehistoric Avengers in fighting the First Host.[17]

Hellhawk[edit]

During the 11th Century, a Native American chieftain from the Sioux nation named Hellhawk sported the powers of the Ghost Rider. He was part of Thor's Avengers of 1, A.D.[18][19]

During the 17th Century, Hellhawk developed a rivalry with Noble Kane.[20] He was later killed by Narcosis to serve as a warning to Mephisto by Belasco to keep his Spirits of Vengeance out of Limbo.[21]

The Vengeance avenger sale Archives Stand of the Spirits of Vengeance[edit]

Seven riders show their flaming heads for the first time in this story arc by writer Jason Aaron and artist Tan Eng Huat. Daniel Ketch returns with a new mission: to collect the powers of all the Ghost Riders for the angel Zadkiel to prevent the corruption of the powers with their human hosts. Zadkiel has other motives he keeps to himself, for which he needs the powers of the riders to tear down the walls of New Jerusalem and wage war on the heavens.

Travis Parham[edit]

A version of Ghost Rider appeared in the miniseriesGhost Rider: Trail of Tears #1–6 (April–Sept, vengeance avenger sale Archives. ) by writer Garth Ennis and artist Clayton Crain. Set during the American Civil War, it finds Confederate officer Travis Parham avenging the murders of his friend, vengeance avenger sale Archives, an ex-slave named Caleb and Caleb's family. Parham meets a horse-riding Ghost Rider who seeks the same men. Eventually, Parham learns about the deaths instrumental in helping set forth the Spirit of Vengeance.

19th Century Ghost Rider[edit]

During the 19th Century, an unnamed Ghost Rider was active during the American frontier. He targeted anyone who killed Native American women and children who cut off their scalps.[20]

Deputy Kowalski[edit]

Deputy Kowalski was a normal cop in a small town until Ghost Rider rode in one day. It was then that Kowalski's world and was kidnapped by a local cannibal who cut off his hand. Events transpired that led to Kowalski escaping and developing a wrath against the Ghost Rider. His attention was brought to the hellfire shotgun in possession of Badilino. After purchasing the gun—and discovering to Badilino's surprise that it will work for Kowalski—Kowalski was recruited by agents of Zadkiel and told to wait in the middle of the desert for the Ghost Rider. Johnny Blaze (as Ghost Rider) did arrive in hot pursuit of Danny Ketch (as a new incarnation of Ghost Rider). Kowalski did manage to get a shot in vengeance avenger sale Archives Blaze. Although it was a minor setback Blaze resumed his pursuit of Ketch. Left in the desert Kowalski soon found himself transformed into the new Vengeance, sporting green flames and a hook for his right hand, after Ketch returned the powers of the Spirits of Vengeance to Earth.[volume&#;&&#;issue&#;needed]

With a thirst for revenge, Kowalski, vengeance avenger sale Archives, as Vengeance, was recruited by Blackout as a member of Zadkiel's Ghost Rider Assassination League.[22] Kowalski was partnered with The Orb and was to stop Blaze and Ketch from reaching a monastery which football manager 2020 a gateway to Heaven. Kowalski was easily defeated by both Ghost Riders and was left as a pet with the monastery's Mother Superior.[23] Vengeance was later freed by the Shadow Council and joins their incarnation of the Masters of Evil.[24]

Enemies[edit]

Aqueduct (formerly Water Wizard)
A former soldier who gained the power to control water and was hired to kill Ghost Rider. He became a frequent opponent to the hero afterwards.
Black Rose
Johnny Blaze's wife, who was revived as a servant for Blackheart and later married Ghost Rider Noble Kale.
Blackheart
Mephisto's son, Blackheart, created a group of Spirits of Vengeance to battle Ghost Rider in the hopes of conquering Hell. Instead, Ghost Rider Noble Kale defeats him and takes over his portion of Hell. He is the main antagonist in the film Ghost Rider.
Blackout
A Lilin who worked under Deathwatch that frequently crossed swords with Ghost Rider. After the hero burned him to disfigurement, Blackout learned his secret identity and began killing his loved ones and acquaintances. Blackout appears as a henchman of Mephisto in the film Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Centurious the Soulless Man
A servant of Mephisto who sought to battle Zarathos, Vengeance avenger sale Archives was the head of the Firm and vengeance avenger sale Archives Ghost Rider for his association with the vengeance avenger sale Archives agent of Zadkiel given immense power in order to destroy Ghost Rider.
Deathwatch
Daniel Ketch's archenemy. A Translord from an unknown demonic dimension posing as a crime boss in New York in an attempt to murder its residents. He later died at the hands of Ghost Rider, then be resurrected as a servant for Centurious.
Doghead
Francisco Fuentes was an acquaintance of Danny Ketch who was murdered while walking his dog, Chupi. He was resurrected by Blackheart, merged with Chupi, and became his servant.
Death Ninja
An agent of Centurious who infiltrated Deathwatch's ranks and frequently battled Ghost Rider.
Dormammu
A Faltine from another dimension who battles Ghost Rider in videogames.
Hag and Troll
Demons under Deathwatch; they were his most loyal servants.
Hoss
A demon tracker. Became an ally of the Ghost Rider in search of the Angel Malachi, and known for driving a red Cadillac.
Kid Blackheart
The future Antichrist who hoped to enter Heaven and destroy it.
Lilith the Mother of All Demons
An ancient immortal sorceress from Atlantis, Lilith gave birth to the Lilin over the centuries and was imprisoned until recently. Upon her freedom, she discovered many of her kind had been murdered by the Spirits of Vengeance and sought their demise. Her four most loyal children are Pilgrim, Nakota, Meatmarket, and Blackout.
Lucifer
Lucifer, like the other Hell-lords, sought to remove the human component from the Ghost Rider in the hope it would become a mindless killing machine that would eliminate humanity. However, Ghost Rider proved too strong and Lucifer was exiled vengeance avenger sale Archives Perdition. Later, Lucifer would be the demon-lord charged with torturing Zadkiel for all eternity.
Madcap
A lunatic cursed with immortality and enhanced vengeance avenger sale Archives capabilities, Madcap has fought several of New York's heroes, with Ghost Rider one of his more frequent opponents.
Mephisto
Johnny Blaze's archenemy. A demon who posed as the devil himself in order to claim Johnny Blaze's soul. Mephisto is the one responsible for bringing Ghost Rider into Johnny's life. Ghost Rider, however, vengeance avenger sale Archives, is able to resist the evil that overcame him long ago, and is now able to use his powers for good no matter what. Angered, Mephisto sought revenge against Ghost Rider, and now constantly tries to win his creation back. Mephisto appears under the name Mephistopheles in the film Ghost Rider.
Orb
Crash Simpson's (mentor to Johnny Blaze) partner in his traveling motorcycle stunt show, Drake Shannon lost most of his face in a challenge against Crash for the business. Given an eyeball-like helmet by They Who Wield Power that was able to hypnotize others, he would return to try and reclaim the stunt show but was foiled by Ghost Rider. He would return as one of Ghost Rider's most frequent enemies.
Scarecrow
A contortionist, Ebenezer Laughton decided to use his gifts as a thief. In time, he would turn to murder, eventually being brought into conflict with Ghost Rider and nearly killed from the encounter. The Firm turned him into an undead creature, bearing superhuman abilities and able to induce fear in others (whose fear could heal his wounds), setting him upon the Spirit of Vengeance again (and becoming a frequent foe).
Steel Vengeance
Steel Wind's sister, Sadae Tsumura gave her soul to Centurious to save her sister after an encounter with Ghost Rider left her comatose. Sadae was turned into Steel Vengeance, a cyborg bent on killing Ghost Rider.
Steel Wind
Following a freak explosion, Ruriko Tsumura was remade as a cyborg by Freakmaster and challenged Johnny Blaze at the Quentin Carnival in cycling, defeating him and earning a place amongst them. However, she ran the business into the ground and battled Ghost Rider, vengeance avenger sale Archives, leaving her comatose. She was rehabilitated by Centurious and used as his agent. In time, she would, instead, become Ghost Rider's ally.
Vengeance
A Spirit of Vengeance, Lt, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Michael Badilino sold his soul to Mephisto to gain the power to destroy Ghost Rider (whom he blamed for the death of his family). When he learned it was instead Zarathos, he became Ghost Rider's ally.
Zadkiel
A renegade archangel who sought to usurp Heaven due to his hatred for God's admiration of humanity. Using Ghost Rider to kill other Spirits of Vengeance in order to empower himself, Zadkiel took the throne and cast out Ghost Rider. The hero would return with the dead Spirits of Vengeance to defeat Zadkiel and imprison him in Hell for all eternity.
Zarathos
A demon bound to Johnny Blaze by Mephisto to become the Ghost Rider. He would, however, come to exert control over the entity, but ultimately would be separated from Blaze in the conflict against Centurious. He later renewed his alliance with Lilith.

Alternative versions[edit]

Ultimate Marvel[edit]

In the Ultimate Marvel Universe, Ghost Rider made his debut in Ultimate Comics: Avengers volume 2, #2.[25] Ultimate Ghost Rider's origin is explained in Ultimate Comics: Avengers volume 2, #4, vengeance avenger sale Archives. One day while on a cross-country trip across the United States, twenty-something couple Johnny Blaze and Roxanne Simpson come across a bar where they befriend a biker gang, who plies them with beer. The gang's friendly demeanor is a ruse, as they kill the intoxicated Blaze as part of a Satanic ritual. During the ritual, they barter their souls with Satan in exchange for wealth and power. Satan grants their request vengeance avenger sale Archives maintains the upper hand. The deceased Blaze also makes a deal that Satan will get his soul in exchange for the assured safety of Roxanne. For twenty years Blaze trains to become the Ghost Rider, burning away his Christian baptism, and is sent into the world to get his revenge. He tracks down and kills the members of the motorcycle gang—now rich and in positions of power—individually. In response to these deaths, the White House issues an Executive Order kill the Ghost Rider, vengeance avenger sale Archives. The Avengers are recruited for the mission with no knowledge of the Ghost Rider except that he is 7 ft tall and has the strength of Thor.[26] When the Avengers are unsuccessful in stopping the Ghost Rider from killing his next target, the truth behind the Ghost Rider's selection of targets is learned, and the Vice President of the United States, Robert R. Blackthorne is revealed to be the former leader of the motorcycle gang, who sold his soul to become a Ghost Rider, aka "Vengeance", into which Blackthorne now transforms. During their confrontation, the Ghost Rider drags Vengeance into a church which turns them both back into human form, allowing the Punisher to finish off the whimpering Blackthorne, vengeance avenger sale Archives. After pleading his case, Blaze is allowed to leave. He is later seen in a park with Satan watching Roxanne, who was brought back to life with no memory of what happened. Satan agrees to let her live her life if Blaze continues to be his Ghost Rider, to which Blaze agrees.[27]

Ghost Rider [edit]

Main article: Ghost Rider

Zero Cochrane, who in the Marvel alternate timeline is a cybernetic take on the Spirit of Vengeance, is not a supernatural being, vengeance avenger sale Archives, but a cybernetic being with a digitized copy of Cochrane's mind. He encounters a futuristic counterpoint to Michael Badilino's Vengeance. The Ghost Rider of appears to drop out of existence during the consolidation of the books into a single title called World of Tomorrow. He subsequently appears in the "epilogue" book Manifest Destiny, vengeance avenger sale Archives, arguing with the AI that empowers him.

Spirit of Vengeance[edit]

Main article: Spirit of Vengeance (comics)

This version of Ghost Rider, known as the Spirit of Vengeance, debuted in Guardians of the Galaxy, set in an alternate future of the Marvel Universe. He has the ability to traverse space and fire spike projectiles from his forearms. This Ghost Rider is a religious zealot, embittered toward a church (a version of the Universal Church of Truth) proclaiming it would produce its god in the flesh. That being, the Protege, is destroyed by the CelestialScathan the Approver. This Ghost Rider refers to himself simply as the Spirit of Vengeance, although his real name is given as Autolycus, from the planet Sarka. After answering a distress call from Firelord,[28] the Guardians of the Galaxy help a planet in peril, this Ghost Rider eventually helps to destroy the threat. The Spirit of Vengeance joins several other powerful beings including Martinex, Hollywood, Replica, Firelord, Phoenix IX and Mainframe.[29] The heroes, rallied by Martinex, stay together as the new Galactic Guardians.[30][31]

Marvel Zombies: Dead Days[edit]

Ghost Rider is seen in Marvel Zombies: Dead Days (Marvel One-Shot 1, vengeance avenger sale Archives, May ) as one of the uninfected; he then appears briefly in "Marvel Zombies" at the point in which the zombie heroes of New York are making their assault on The Silver Surfer.[volume&#;&&#;issue&#;needed] He later appears in Marvel Zombies 3 as an infected while chasing Machine Man and is then easily decapitated.[volume&#;&&#;issue&#;needed]

What If[edit]

Main article: What If (comics)

In the second volume of the series in issue number 45, Daniel Ketch's sister, Barbara, vengeance avenger sale Archives, becomes the Ghost Rider after Danny is killed in the graveyard. In this version, Barbara is more vicious and ruthless as Ghost Rider. Eventually, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man team up to try to stop Windows 7 Activator 2021 With Product Key [Latest 2021] with the help of Johnny Blaze.[32]

Spider-Gwen[edit]

In the Spider-Gwen universe (Earth), there evidently is a version of Ghost Rider vengeance avenger sale Archives that universe's Betty Brant dresses as for Halloween.[33]

The "Perfect" World[edit]

Main article: Alternative versions of Spider-Man §&#;The "Perfect" World

On Earth, this version of Spider-Man is called the Amazing Spider who is rich, powerful, and popular where none of his loved ones has died. Peter runs Parker Technologies and his Uncle Ben spurs him to be vengeance avenger sale Archives best. Upon inventing a portal technology, he unknowingly brought Earth's Spider-Man, Deadpool, and Hulk to Earth During a scuffle with Spider-Man in Amazing Spider's lair called the Web, Uncle Ben was about to plug Spider-Man into the machine. Amazing Spider was caught between the machine and was placed in a comatose state.[34] While in a coma, Amazing Spider's soul arrived in Hell where Bruce Banner's Sorcerer Supreme counterpart died fighting the Infernal Hulk. Though Bruce's vengeance avenger sale Archives form stayed alive and helped return the Amazing Spider to life with the souls of the repentant damned which gave him a second chance to live. When he awoke, he found himself transformed into a new character called the Ghost Spider. To make amends with Spider-Man, Ghost Spider transported him, Deadpool, and Hulk back to Earth[35]

Infinity Warps[edit]

In Infinity Warps, Ghost Rider is fused with Black Panther. Prince of Wakanda T'Challa was an arrogant boy who because of his conflict with his father, he was exiled from his place. He went to America where he found Jericho Simpson (fusion of Brother Voodoo and Crash Simpson) who became his new father figure and gave T'Challa a new name as Johnny Blaze. During a stunt performance, he sensed his father T'Chaka dying and got distracted which resulted in his own death. He was then revived by Zarathos, half-sister of Bast and offered to him powers in exchange of eating souls of sinners. At first he was reluctant, vengeance avenger sale Archives, but when battling his father's killers, he accepted the offer and became Ghost Panther and battled Erik Killraven (fusion of Erik Killmonger and Killraven), while riding a burning Panther.[36]

Cosmic Ghost Rider[edit]

Main article: Cosmic Ghost Rider

In an alternate realitywhere Thanos conquered all the Universe, Frank Castle's early life was seemingly similar to that of the Frank Castle of Earth However, when Thanos came to Earth, the Punisher was one of the last casualties during the last stand of the heroes and his soul was subsequently sent to Hell. Willing to give anything in order to punish Thanos for slaughtering his planet, the Punisher signed a demonic deal with Mephisto and became the Ghost Rider. When he returned to Earth, however, Thanos was already gone and everything on the planet was dead, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Roaming endlessly and undying with no one to kill or love, the Ghost Rider spent the next countless years alone. He eventually began to lose his mind when even Mephisto fell silent to his calls. When a badly injured Vengeance avenger sale Archives arrived on Earth seeking help against Thanos, unaware that the population of Earth had already been killed by him, the Ghost Rider offered the dead planet to him in exchange for the chance of punishing the Mad Titan as his herald which the Great Devourer accepted. Bestowed with the Power Cosmic, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Ghost Rider became Cosmic Ghost Rider.[37]

In other media[edit]

Television[edit]

  • The Danny Ketch incarnation of Ghost Rider makes a non-speaking cameo appearance in the s X-Men animated series' season one finale, "The Final Decision".
  • The Danny Ketch incarnation of Ghost Rider appeared in the Fantastic Four animated series episode "When Calls Galactus", voiced by Richard Grieco.[38]
  • The Danny Ketch incarnation of Ghost Rider appears in The Incredible Hulk animated series on UPN, voiced by Richard Grieco.[39]
  • Ghost Rider was going to appear in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series. However, after Disney bought Marvel Entertainment, Sony chose vengeance avenger sale Archives return Spider-Man's TV rights to Marvel, cancelling the series.[40][41]
  • In Julyit was announced that Ghost Rider would make his debut in the fourth season of the live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Marketing had teased at the introduction of the 123 MP3 Wav Converter&Player 3.1 crack serial keygen of Vengeance, and the studio confirmed via San Diego Comic-Con, that the Ghost Rider would feature heavily in the series.[42] Introduced in the season premiere, "The Ghost", Robbie Reyes becomes a recurring character in the season, influencing the season's marketing subtitle, Ghost Rider; which later became known as the first of three "Pods" for the season. This version is empowered by the Spirit of Vengeance, which Blaze gave to him in the episode "The Good Samaritan". While Blaze is not named explicitly in the episode, series star Clark Gregg confirmed the character's identity via his Twitter account.[43] In the episodes "Deals with Our Devils" and "World's End", the spirit of vengeance leaves Reyes and temporarily inhabits S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie and Phil Coulson respectively, turning them into Ghost Riders in the process.[44][45]
    • In OctoberLuna discussed that there were plans for Reyes to feature in his own television series following his introduction in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..[46] In later interviews, the actor stated he hoped Norman Reedus would portray Johnny Blaze in the MCU.[47] On May 1,vengeance avenger sale Archives, it was announced that a television series based on Robbie Reyes's incarnation of Ghost Rider would have premiered on Hulu in ,[48] with Luna reprising his role. However, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Hulu decided not to move forward with the series in September [49]
  • An army of unidentified Ghost Riders appear in the Avengers Assemble animated series episode "The Wastelands". Ares leads them in an attempt to keep the Avengers, the New Avengers, Doctor Strange, and Loki from activating the Bifrost Bridge and ending the Beyonder's experiment.[50]

Film[edit]

Video games[edit]

  • The Danny Ketch incarnation of Ghost Rider was going to appear in a self-titled video game by Crystal Dynamics as a release on the PlayStation until it was cancelled.[53]
  • The Johnny Blaze vengeance avenger sale Archives of Ghost Rider appears as a playable character in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, voiced by Nolan North.
  • The Johnny Blaze incarnation of Ghost Rider appears in a self-titled video game, which served as a loose vengeance avenger sale Archives of the film of the same name.
  • The Johnny Blaze incarnation of Ghost Rider is available as downloadable content for LittleBigPlanet, as part of "Marvel Costume Kit 2".[54][55]
  • The Johnny Blaze incarnation of Ghost Rider appears in Dante's ending in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds,[56]
  • The Johnny Blaze incarnation of Ghost Rider appears as a playable character in Marvel: Avengers Alliance, voiced by Nolan North.[39]
  • The Johnny Blaze incarnation of Ghost Rider appears as a playable character in Lego Marvel Super Heroes, voiced by Andrew Kishino.[58]
  • The Johnny Blaze incarnation of Ghost Rider appears as a playable character in Marvel Heroes, voiced again by Andrew Kishino.[59][39] Robbie Reyes also appears as a "Team Up" character in the Marvel Heroes rebranding.[60]
  • An unidentified Ghost Rider appears in Disney Infinity and Disney Infinity [61]
  • The Robbie Reyes incarnation of Ghost Rider appears as a playable character in Marvel Avengers Academy.[62]
  • The Johnny Blaze incarnation of Ghost Rider appears as a playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, voiced by Fred Tatasciore.[39]
  • The Johnny Blaze and Robbie Reyes incarnations of Ghost Rider appear as separate playable characters in the match-three mobile game Marvel Puzzle Quest. The game has also introduced an original version of the character, Deadpool, who drives a taco truck.[63][64]
  • The Johnny Blaze incarnation of Ghost Rider appears as a playable character in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, voiced again by Fred Tatasciore.[39]
  • The Johnny Blaze incarnation of Ghost Rider appears as a playable character in Marvel Strike Force.[65]
  • The Johnny Blaze incarnation of Ghost Rider appears as a purchasable outfit in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Collected editions[edit]

  • The New Fantastic Four: Monsters Unleashed (features a "new" Fantastic Four consisting of the Ghost Rider, the Hulk, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Wolverine and Spider-Man) (trade paperback, ; reprints Fantastic Four #–)
  • Essential Ghost Rider Vol. 1 (trade paperback, ; reprints Marvel Spotlight #5–12, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Ghost Rider vol. 2 #1–20 and Daredevil #)
  • Essential Ghost Rider Vol. 2 (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 2 #21–50)
  • Essential Ghost Rider Vol. 3 (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 2 #51–65, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Avengers # and Marvel Two-In-One #80)
  • Essential Ghost Rider Vol. 4 (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 2 #66–81, Amazing Spider-Man # and New Defenders # and )
  • Ghost Rider Team-Up (trade paperback, ; reprints Marvel Team-Up #91, Marvel Two-in-One #80, Marvel Premiere #28, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Avengers # and Ghost Rider vol. 2 #27 and #50)
  • Champions Classic Vol. 1 (trade paperback; reprints Champions #1–11)
  • Champions Classic Vol. 2 (trade paperback; reprints Champions #12–17, Iron Man Annual #4, Avengers #, Super-Villain Team-Up #14, vengeance avenger sale Archives, and Peter Parker, vengeance avenger sale Archives, the Spectacular Spider-Man #17–18)
  • Ghost Rider: Resurrected (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 3 #1–7)
  • Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch Classic Vol. 1 (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 3 #1–10)
  • Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch Classic Vol. 2 (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 3 #11–20 and Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme #28)
  • X-Men & Ghost Rider: Brood Trouble in the Big Easy (trade paperback; ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 3 #26–27 and X-Men #8–9)
  • Wolverine and Ghost Rider in Acts of Vengeance (Marvel Comics Presents #64–70)
  • Rise of the Midnight Sons (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 3 #28 and #31; Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance #, Morbius #1, Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins #1, Nightstalkers #1 and Web of Spider-Man #95–96)
  • Spirits of Venom (trade paperback, ; reprints Web of Spider-Man #95–96 and Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance #5–6)
  • Ghost Rider: The Hammer Lane (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 4 #1–6)
  • Ghost Rider: Road to Damnation (hardcover, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 5 #1–6)
  • Ghost Rider: Road to Damnation (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 5 #1–6)
  • Ghost Rider: Trail of Tears (hardcover, ; reprints Ghost Rider: Trail of Tears #1–6)
  • Ghost Rider: Trail of Tears (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider: Trail of Tears #1–6)
  • Ghost Rider Vol. 1: Vicious Cycle (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 6 #1–5)
  • Ghost Rider Vol. 2: The Life and Death Of Johnny Blaze (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 6 #6–11)
  • Ghost Rider Vol. 3: Apocalypse Soon (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol, vengeance avenger sale Archives. 6 #12–13 and Annual #1)
  • Ghost Rider Vol. 4: Revelations (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 6 #14–19)
  • Ghost Rider Vol. 5: Hell Bent and Heaven Bound (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 6 #20–25)
  • Ghost Rider Vol. 6: The Last Stand (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 6 #26–32)
  • Ghost Rider Vol, vengeance avenger sale Archives. 7: Trials and Tribulations (trade paperback, vengeance avenger sale Archives, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 6 #33–35 and Annual #2)
  • Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire (trade paperback, –; reprints Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire #1–6)
  • Ghost Rider: Ultimate Collection by Daniel Way (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 6 #1–19)
  • Ghost Rider Omnibus by Jason Aaron (hardcover, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 6 #20–35, Annual #2 and Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire #1–6)
  • Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch – Addict (Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch #1–5 and Ghost Rider Finale)
  • Fear Itself: Ghost Rider (trade paperback, Ghost Rider vol. 7 # and #1–5)
  • Ghost Rider: The Complete Series by Rob Williams (trade paperback, Ghost Rider vol. 7 # and #1–9)
  • All-New Ghost Rider: Engines of Vengeance (trade paperback, ; reprints All-New Ghost Rider #)
  • All-New Ghost Rider: Legend (trade paperback, ; reprints All-New Ghost Rider #)
  • Ghost Rider: Four on the Floor (trade paperback, ; reprints Ghost Rider vol. 8 #)
  • Ghost Rider: King of Hell (trade paperback,reprints Ghost Rider vol. 9 #, Absolute Carnage: Symbiote of Vengeance #1)
  • Ghost Rider: Hearts of Darkness Your Uninstaller! 2006 PRO 5.0.0.361 crack serial keygen (trade paperback,vengeance avenger sale Archives, reprints Spirits of Ghost Rider: Mother of Demons #1, Ghost Rider vol. 9 #, Ghost Rider vol. 2 #1)

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  3. ^While the trademarked cover logo reads Ghost Rider #94, the comic's postal indicia lists the comic copyrighted as Ghost Rider Finale.
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    I. — DEATH TO THE AVENGER!

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    2. Smoke Out A Killer!
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    1. PROWL

    THE AVENGER was on the prowl tonight.

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    "I'll ask him, the next time I see him, inspector," Smitty said, and hung up.

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    His long finger lanced at the first of the three, a husky fellow with close-cropped black hair and a twisted nose. "You, Jasper!" His eyes swung to the next. "And you, Degnan. And you, Lithro. You three have been provided with men and money enough, to accomplish anything at all in this city, not excepting murder. Is it so hard, then, for you to capture or kill one man?"

    Jasper was the boldest of the three. "That one man—he's The Avenger, Mr. Ruiz. He's tough, that guy. And so are his pals—that Smitty; even the dame, Nellie Gray. They're tough, and they play for keeps." Then, vengeance avenger sale Archives, seeing the terrible wrath rising in the eyes of Gregorio Ruiz, he added hastily, "But we'll get him tonight. Don't worry; we'll get him tonight!"

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    2. SMOKE OUT A KILLER!

    IF Gregorio Ruiz and Inspector Cruikshank were both worried about The Avenger's activities tonight—each for a different reason—perhaps they both had more cause for concern than they thought. As for Gregorio Ruiz, had he known exactly where The Avenger was at that particular moment, vengeance avenger sale Archives, his rage might have burst all bounds.

    That terrace apartment of Ruiz's was two blocks east of headquarters. Only a couple of blocks south of headquarters was the Criminal Courts Building. And here, on the third floor, a jury of seven men and five women was deliberating behind locked doors, on the fate of one man, vengeance avenger sale Archives. That one man was Barney Dorset.

    The trial of Barney Dorset had lasted nineteen days. A procession of sixty witnesses had occupied the witness chair during Dorset's trial for murder in the first degree. Now, the jury was considering all the mass of evidence which had been placed before it. It had been locked in at eleven o'clock that morning. The judge was sleeping on a cot in his chambers, vengeance avenger sale Archives, so that he would be on hand the moment a verdict was reached. The district attorney was pacing up and down in his office, and the defense counsel was engaged in a poker game with some reporters and bondsmen in a 7 Data Recovery crack serial keygen office across the street from the courthouse.

    The defendant himself was under heavy guard in the detention room on the main floor.

    And it was just outside the courthouse that The Avenger might have been found, had anyone vengeance avenger sale Archives where to look for him.

    The long, vengeance avenger sale Archives, powerful sedan of Dick Benson was parked on the side street, only a dozen feet or so from the north entrance, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Dick sat in the back, with Nellie Gray behind the wheel. Tonight, Nellie was acting as chauffeur. But, vengeance avenger sale Archives, to look at her, no one would have guessed that Dick's chauffeur was, in reality, a daintily fragile blonde. Her golden-blond hair was piled high on her head, hidden by a chauffeur's cap. The curves of her slim, girlish figure were hidden by a gray whipcord uniform, and her hands were incased in huge leather gauntlets.

    Sitting in the rear, Dick Benson—The Avenger—was hardly more recognizable. He was attired in the complete outfit of a city fireman, with hip boots, fireproof coat and helmet, and a gas mask, slung by a strap over his shoulder. He had a long-handled ax at his side, and his face was liberally covered with soot. To look at him, no one would have thought he was other than a hard—working, tired, city employee.

    Only his eyes indicated the driving resolve and the iron will which had made of him the one man whom the underworld feared and hated more than anyone or anything else.

    It was he—this Dick Benson—who meted out punishment to those malefactors who were too big and powerful for the law to touch.

    The long arm of The Avenger reached out where no man with a badge could legally go. And all over the world, men knew that if their cause was just, they could seek out that little vengeance avenger sale Archives in the heart of New York where a small sign read: "Justice, Inc." There, they could find the help which the duly constituted authorities might be powerless to give.

    Tonight, The Avenger was engaged in just such a mission—justice beyond the power of the law.

    He sat, apparently at ease, vengeance avenger sale Archives, with one eye on his wrist watch. Headphones were adjusted to his ears, and he was speaking into the mouthpiece of the powerful but compact short-wave sending-and-receiving set vengeance avenger sale Archives was built into the car. A distorting device enabled him to speak in absolute privacy with Algernon Heathcote Smith, at the headquarters of Justice, Inc.

    "All set, chief," Smitty was saying. "Inspector Cruikshank phoned, but I gave him the brush-off. He hasn't got the faintest idea vengeance avenger sale Archives we're up to. He's placed a couple of men outside here, on Bleek Street. But if you use the secret entrance, they'll never spot you."

    "Right, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Smitty," said Dick Benson, glancing at his watch. "Zero hour is Synchronize your time. I have "

    "Right, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "

    "Signing off, Smitty."

    "Good luck. Signing off!"

    Dick Benson removed the headset, placed it on a hook of the radio set and pressed a button, vengeance avenger sale Archives. The set receded under the seat, a panel slid shut, and it was no longer visible.

    Nellie Gray was watching him.

    "Everything ready?" she asked.

    The Avenger nodded. "Go to it, Nellie. Smitty will be phoning the alarm in less than a minute and a half."

    Nellie smiled. This diminutive girl, endowed with the courage and skill which many men would have envied, had preferred to work by the side of The Avenger in his constant warfare against crime, rather than to seek one of the many glamorous careers which might have been open to one as beautiful and attractive as she. And she performed the duties assigned to her perhaps better than any man.

    She slipped out of the car, walked swiftly to the corner, and threw a hasty glance around to make sure the cop on the beat was not in sight. Their timing had taken the cop's routine into consideration. At this moment, he would be at the other end of the beat, but those who worked with The Avenger had been trained always to be doubly sure. It was one of the many reasons why they, who took such numerous and terrible risks, were still alive and healthy.

    As soon as Nellie was sure the cop was not in evidence, she reached up to the firebox and pulled the handle. This would flash the alarm at fire headquarters, which, vengeance avenger sale Archives, in turn, would flash it over the fire department's telegraph, to the nearest pumper company.

    At the same time, Smitty would be phoning in to say that he was a passer-by who had noted smoke issuing from the top floor of the Criminal Courts Building. This vengeance avenger sale Archives insure that the dispatcher at fire headquarters would also send hook-and-ladder apparatus in addition to the pumper. Benson wanted as many pieces of fire apparatus as possible at the scene.

    After pulling the fire alarm, Nellie Gray strolled back, past the entrance of the building, vengeance avenger sale Archives. From the pocket of her whipcord uniform, she took a small round object, about the size of an orange. She hurled this object in through the open doorway.

    There was a tinkling sound, as of broken glass, and a moment later, thick smoke began to billow out.

    Nellie continued on to the car and slipped in behind the wheel.

    Dick Benson's eyes were on his wrist vengeance avenger sale Archives timing, Nellie," he said. "It took you just a half minute to get to the box and a half minute to walk back and throw the smoke bomb. That brought it to The engines from the fire house take ninety seconds to get here, which should bring it to "

    They waited till they heard the clang of the engines, around the corner. Then Dick Benson picked up his ax and stepped out of the car. He set off at a run for the side entrance. At the same time, a fireman from the pumper which had arrived at the front came running around the corner. Dick waved him back.

    "I'll take this door!" he yelled.

    The fireman thought, perhaps, vengeance avenger sale Archives, that Dick was one of his own crew, who had gone in the front, come through the building and out this entrance. He was satisfied and turned back.

    Dick adjusted his gas mask, covering his face entirely, and plunged into the cloud of smoke emanating from the courthouse.

    He had a complete plan of the layout of the building in his mind, so he did not need to see through the smoke to find the detention room where Barney Dorset was being kept under guard.

    The smoke was spreading so thickly that it had filled most of the main floor. But when Benson got close to the door of the detention room, he could see two guards milling around in front of it, with their hands at their eyes. The smoke bomb which Nellie had thrown had been especially constructed for this purpose by Fergus MacMurdie, another member of The Avenger's band, who was perhaps the most skilled chemist in the world. In addition to the smoke-producing chemical, the bomb which Nellie had thrown also contained a small quantity of xylil bromide, which is a highly effective, though absolutely harmless, form of tear gas. Those two guards would see nothing for perhaps twenty minutes, but their eyes would be all right again before morning.

    The Avenger slipped around behind the two milling guards, and fitted a key to the door of the detention room. He had taken the precaution to prepare this key in advance and knew that it would work.

    He pushed open the door of the detention room.

    The smoke had not yet penetrated here. Barney Dorset was seated in a chair, handcuffed, with a cigarette vengeance avenger sale Archives his lips. He was a surly brute of a man, with a stocky chest and a pair of long and powerful arms. He had done many a killing at the order of Gregorio Vengeance avenger sale Archives. Throughout the trial, he had not been greatly worried, because he knew that Ruiz would take care of him. Twice before, he had been tried for murder, and the case had gone to the jury. But in some strange and unaccountable fashion, the juries had found verdicts of "not guilty," despite the weight of evidence. He was quite sure that this would be the case now, too, and his demeanor indicated this feeling of assurance.

    There were two guards on duty inside this room, both armed with sawed-off shotguns. One of them had gone to the window at the arrival of the fire engines, but the other remained at vengeance avenger sale Archives post, tautly watching the prisoner.

    At Dick Benson's entrance, the guard exclaimed, "Say! Is vengeance avenger sale Archives a bad fire?"

    He assumed, of course, that Dick was one of the firemen, and that the guards outside had opened the door for 777 Slots v2.0 crack serial keygen bad," said Dick. The smoke rolled in with him, vengeance avenger sale Archives, filling the room swiftly. The guard's eyes began to tear, and he raised a hand vengeance avenger sale Archives rub them. At the same time, the other guard, at the window, began to rub at his eyes, too.

    Dick Benson stepped over to the first one, took a small pellet out of his pocket, and cracked it between his fingers, right under the man's face. The guard got one whiff of the powerful anaesthetic chemical which the pellet contained, and his head drooped.

    Swiftly, Dick repeated the procedure with the second guard, vengeance avenger sale Archives. In a moment, they were both unconscious.

    It was beginning to be difficult to see through the smoke which was pouring in from the corridor, but Barney Dorset hadn't missed a thing.

    "Hey," he exclaimed, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "What goes on? You ain't a real fireman—"

    "No, you fool!" Dick Benson snapped. He had dropped to one knee beside the unconscious guard and was going through his pockets. He found the man's keys, and sprang to Barney Dorset's side. Swiftly, he unlocked and removed the handcuffs.

    Dorset's eyes widened. "I get it! Greg Ruiz sent you. He's pulling this phony fire to get me outta here!"

    "Follow me," Dick vengeance avenger sale Archives curtly. "Keep your eyes closed, so the smoke doesn't hurt them. Hold on to my coat. And don't lose me!"

    "Don't worry, pal," Barney Dorset said with a wide grin. "I ain't anxious to stay in this hole. If Ruiz is pulling this play to get me out, vengeance avenger sale Archives, it means he couldn't reach the jury this time, vengeance avenger sale Archives. But I don't get it. He told me everything was fixed. Something must have slipped up."

    "Never mind the talk," Dick Benson told him. "Save your breath. You'll need it."

    His gas mask afforded him protection against the tear gas and he felt his way out of the building, with Dorset hanging on to his coat.



    3. PRISONER

    IN the street, a great crowd had gathered, and the police had established safety lines. Just before emerging, Dick stripped off his fireman's uniform and boots, vengeance avenger sale Archives, together with the gas mask, and dropped them on the floor, vengeance avenger sale Archives. When he and Dorset emerged, they looked like two civilians who had fought their way out of the smoke.

    "Keep your face covered with your arm," Dick whispered to him. "Act as if your eyes hurt."

    "I don't have to act," Dorset growled. "I kept them closed, vengeance avenger sale Archives, but they sting like the devil, anyway." He chuckled. "Boy! Ruiz is the smartest guy in the world. Imagine walking right out through the police lines like this!"

    Uniformed men helped Dick and Dorset to the curb, and they climbed into the waiting car. As soon as they were inside it, Nellie Gray backed it down the street, with policemen waving them on, glad to get the auto out of the way. In a moment, they had backed around the corner, and Nellie headed the car uptown.

    Dorset sat back, reclining at ease, vengeance avenger sale Archives, his brutish face mirroring triumph. "It's good to work for a guy like Ruiz. He sure takes care of you. No wonder he's got the city eating outta his hand. Take me, for instance. I'd shoot the mayor to death on the steps of city hall, if Greg Ruiz gave the word. Cause why? Because I know Ruiz would get me off!"

    He took a deep whiff of his cigarette as the car sped north, and allowed the smoke to dribble luxuriously from his nostrils.

    "I swear by Gregorio Ruiz!" he said.

    Nellie Gray turned her head slightly and uttered a low, amused laugh.

    "Brother," she said, "you'll soon be swearing at Gregorio Ruiz!"

    At the sound of the feminine note in her voice, Barney Dorset froze, with the cigarette halfway to his lips, vengeance avenger sale Archives, his eyes on her trim, whipcord-clad shoulders.

    "Hey," he said, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "You're a dame!"

    He turned his head slowly and, for the first time, took a good look at Dick Benson. His eyes became wide, and flecked with terror, as he recognized the face of the man in whose car he was riding.

    "The Avenger!" he gasped.

    Dick Benson nodded. "That's right, Dorset, vengeance avenger sale Archives. That jury back at the courthouse wouldn't have convicted you. Your boss got to them. But it will be a little harder for Ruiz to get you out of Rockstar Games just one serial a cry of rage and terror, Dorset flung himself at The Avenger. But Dick Benson's hands moved with uncanny swiftness, and before the killer realized what had happened, vengeance avenger sale Archives, he was helpless in a punishing arm lock.

    Benson held him so for a moment, then flung him back contemptuously in the seat.

    Dorset stared at The Avenger like a caged and helpless animal which has suddenly learned that its keeper's whip has mastered it. He licked his lips. The fight was gone out of him.

    Dick took another one of the pellets from his pocket. Holding his own breath, he stretched out his hand and broke it under Dorset's nose. The killer went lax as the powerful drug acted upon him. He slumped down, unconscious.

    Nellie Gray tuned in the shortwave radio on the dashboard vengeance avenger sale Archives get the police calls. The announcer was frantically calling vengeance avenger sale Archives cars. The vengeance avenger sale Archives of Barney Dorset had been discovered. All policemen were cautioned to be on the watch. All exits from the vengeance avenger sale Archives were being blocked. But The Avenger's name was not mentioned in connection with the escape. Nellie switched off the radio.

    "Chief," she said, over her shoulder, "I think you're a wonder!"

    "Don't crow, yet, Nellie," The Avenger said soberly. "We haven't licked Ruiz. Our gamble is that this will bring him out in the open; that he'll try something desperate to rescue Dorset and leave himself unguarded, vengeance avenger sale Archives. But he's pretty clever. From now on, vengeance avenger sale Archives, the watchword is 'constant alert.' We can't tell where or how Ruiz will strike back."

    He pressed the button which brought the sending-and-receiving set out and once more got contact with Smitty.

    "Operation completed successfully, Smitty," he said. "We're approaching headquarters from the rear, vengeance avenger sale Archives. All clear?"

    "All clear, Dick," Smitty reported. "You can come in."

    Nellie swung the car into the next street behind Bleek, where the headquarters of Justice, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Inc., were located. In the middle of the block was a public garage, which appeared innocent enough to the casual observer, vengeance avenger sale Archives. But the moment the car rolled in, a service mechanic waved it on, down toward the rear. Nellie swung the car down a ramp which led into the basement. There were many cars parked here, and at one end of the basement was a greasing pit.

    Nellie drove the car onto the pit. Immediately, an overhead door came down, shutting them off, in absolute privacy from the rest of the floor. The whole greasing rack began to descend, like an elevator, vengeance avenger sale Archives. A moment later, they were in a wide, vengeance avenger sale Archives, concrete tunnel, large enough for the car to move through, with room to spare on either side, but with no illumination.

    Nellie Gray switched the headlights on, drove down the length of the tunnel, bringing the car to a stop at a blank wall. Immediately, the whole section of floor on which the car rested began to rise. In a moment, they were in the private garage of Justice, Inc., on Bleek Street.

    This was the means of ingress and egress which The Avenger used when absolute secrecy was of paramount importance, vengeance avenger sale Archives, or when the headquarters were under surveillance. In addition to the buildings on Bleek Street, Dick Benson was the secret owner of all that property on the entire square block. The public garage through which they had come was operated by a man who was in debt to Benson for his life and who was deeply devoted to him, and the employees of the garage were all trusted men who had seen service with The Avenger in many parts of the world.

    There was never any danger of betrayal in the ranks of those who worked for Justice, Inc.

    Dick Benson lifted the inert form of Barney Dorset out of the car and slung him on his shoulder. With Nellie leading the way, he carried him through the connecting passage, into the main building, and up a flight of stairs.

    Smitty was waiting for them there, grinning.

    "Inspector Cruikshank is upstairs in the office," he announced, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "And is he mad!"

    "I'll talk to him now," The Avenger said, "if you'll take this off my hands."

    Smitty grinned, and took over the burden of the unconscious Dorset. He didn't bother slinging Dorset over his shoulder. He just carried him under his arm.

    Algernon Heathcote Smith, research engineer and electrical wizard, was a giant of a man, looking like some towering Viking god of old, descended fresh from Valhalla to stride among mortal men. When his parents had sent him to Groton and then to Cambridge and Edinburgh, they had never thought that his brilliant and studious mind would ever find interests outside the cloistered halls of some sedate university.

    But the crusade which The Avenger waged against crime had attracted Smitty's allegiance, and his greatest happiness was to risk his life daily in the constant war which Justice, Inc., was waging against the forces of evil.

    He carried Barney Dorset as if he were a child's stuffed doll, rather than an inert vengeance avenger sale Archives weighing a hundred and eighty pounds.

    "I'll put him in the yellow room," he said. "Cruikshank would never find that room—even if he got a search warrant and went through this place with a hundred men!"

    Benson raised his eyebrows. "Is it that bad, Smitty?"

    "It's worse than that!" laughed Smitty. "Cruikshank is on the warpath. He threatens to go right out and get a search warrant!"

    Smitty left, with Dorset under his arm, and Dick Benson turned to Nellie Gray. He patted her on the shoulder. "That was nice work, tonight," he praised her. "Better go and change, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Get rid of that chauffeur's uniform."

    He hurried upstairs, to the waiting room, where Inspector Cruikshank was champing at the bit, pacing up and down vengeance avenger sale Archives listening Synthesia 10.7.5567 Crack is Here ! [2021] | Tested the radio. The announcer was babbling excitedly about the escape of Barney Dorset and hazarding a number of theories as to who had planned and arranged it.

    Cruikshank shook an angry finger at Dick. "Look here, Benson—I know damned well that you're the one who got Dorset out. Where is he? What've you done with him?"

    "My dear inspector!" protested The Avenger, vengeance avenger sale Archives, "are you accusing me of helping a murderer beat the law?"

    "I know how you'll help him beat the law, Benson. You won't kill him yourself. But you'll arrange it somehow, so that he'll be found floating in the river some morning. Mind you, I'm not saying that isn't justice. Dorset wouldn't have been convicted. I know, and you know, that Ruiz is back of him, and nobody that Ruiz backs ever goes to the chair, vengeance avenger sale Archives. But, man, you've set the city on its ear. I was afraid you'd do something fantastic, but I never guessed at this. When the word came in that you were prowling all the dives, I sent men out to find you—"

    "Yes, I know," The Avenger said, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "But you should have come straight here if you wanted me, Cruikshank. You see, I'm here now, vengeance avenger sale Archives. And you've had men watching this place since eight o'clock. They didn't see me come in, did they?"

    Cruikshank nodded bitterly. "You've got half a dozen ways of getting in and out of here, Benson. I swear I'm going to take this joint apart one of these days."

    "But not tonight, inspector. You'll excuse me? I'm busy—"

    "Now wait, Benson. Don't give me the bum's rush. I want Dorset. You've got to turn him back!"

    "Why?" The Avenger's voice cracked like a whip.

    "You violated the law, Benson, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Do you realize you could get twenty years for what you did tonight?"

    "How do you know Gregorio Ruiz didn't do it?"

    "Ha! Because Ruiz called me up the minute the escape was flashed. He's burning up, vengeance avenger sale Archives. He's afraid you'll make Dorset talk. He didn't say so, but anybody can guess that's why he's so hot about it. He was hot before, when he found out you were gunning for him. There's something he's afraid you'll discover—"

    "That's right," The Avenger said quietly. "And I mean to discover it tonight!"

    Cruikshank looked at him queerly. "What do you mean?"

    "Come," said The Avenger. "I'll show you!"



    4. TRAPPED BLONDE!

    DICK led the inspector out of the room, down a corridor, then up a short half flight of stairs. He rapped lightly at a door, and an elderly, high-pitched voice said, vengeance avenger sale Archives, "Come in, please."

    The Avenger pushed open the door, vengeance avenger sale Archives they entered.

    Cruikshank stared at the single occupant of the tastefully furnished guest room. It was a little old lady, with gray hair neatly combed and her wrinkled face alight with eagerness. She put down her knitting and stretched forth a hand to Dick.

    "Mr. Benson!" she exclaimed, almost pathetically. "Havehave you any word of my Laura?"

    Dick went over to the chair and touched her hair lightly.

    "Not yet, Mrs. Trent," he said in a voice that was surprisingly gentle. "But I hope to have something definite—tonight."

    There were tears in Mrs. Trent's eyes. She tried to take Dick's hand and kiss it, but he withdrew it gently.

    "I wanted you to meet Inspector Cruikshank," Dick said.

    The old lady peered at him through her spectacles. "We've met before," she said dryly.

    Cruikshank was embarrassed, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "Whyeryes. I believe Mrs. Trent came to see me yesterday, about her daughter who had disappeared."

    "She didn't just disappear!" Mrs. Trent snapped. "She was vengeance avenger sale Archives. Taken by those devils who work for Gregorio Ruiz. I told the inspector the whole story—how Laura came home that night from work, vengeance avenger sale Archives. She's a waitress in a restaurant, and she works till She walks home along the River Drive, and she saw the boat out in the river, and she saw how they lifted the poor man up in the boat. He was tied and gagged, and he had something heavy around his feet. They threw him overboard, and he sank!

    "It was raining hard that night, and Laura was hurrying, but she was so shocked she stopped in the rain, unable to move, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Then there was a flash of lightning, and she saw the face of one of the men in the boat. The men saw her at vengeance avenger sale Archives same time, and they turned the boat toward shore. Laura ran all the way home. She told me what she had seen, and I said she should go to the police."

    Old Mrs. Trent stopped, and ran a finger under her glasses, to wipe away the tears. Then she went on: "But Laura never got to the station house. Those men must have followed her home, and waited outside for her. She didn't come back. Those men must have taken her away!"

    Inspector Cruikshank coughed. He looked shame-facedly at The Avenger. "Mrs. Trent told me the story. We dragged the river at the spot she mentioned, but we didn't find any body. So we didn't believe her latest Archives. We merely filed Laura Trent's name with the missing-persons bureau."

    "I know," The Avenger said, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "But wasn't that 3dmark ACTIVATION KEY Archives night that Lou Marconi disappeared? He was the bookmaker who was trying to buck Gregorio Ruiz."

    "Yes, that's right. But just the same, we didn't find the body."

    "Isn't it possible that those men dived for the body, after they learned that Laura had seen them, and brought it up and dropped it somewhere else?"

    "Of course it's possible," Cruikshank admitted. "But what can we vengeance avenger sale Archives about it? If we arrested Ruiz on a charge like that, he'd be out in ten minutes, And he'd sue the city for false arrest!"

    "Maybe you can't do anything about it, Cruikshank," The Avenger said softly. "But I intend to do something! I'm going to see if I can save Laura Trent"—he lowered his voice so that even the inspector barely heard him—"if it isn't too late!"

    He took Cruikshank by the arm and led him out of that room, nodding to Mrs, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Trent as he closed the door behind them.

    In the corridor, his grip tightened on the inspector's arm. "I'm keeping that old lady here," he said tightly. "It's the only place in the city where she'll be safe from Ruiz. And, vengeance avenger sale Archives, in case you're interested, that's the reason why Ruiz was so burned up when he heard I was out after him. He guesses where Mrs. Trent is. And he guesses what she's told me."

    Cruikshank looked at him queerly. "You think it was Ruiz himself whom Laura Trent saw in that boat?"

    The Avenger nodded.

    "Ruiz's ace killer, Barney Dorset, was in jail. I happen to know that two of his other top killers were in Chicago on a little job. He had Jasper and Degnan and Lithro, of course, but he wouldn't trust them alone on a piece of business like that. So it's quite likely that he supervised it in person."

    The inspector's eyes were very thoughtful.

    "Jove! If that's true, Benson, you're on the track of something!"

    The Avenger said quietly, "And do you still want me to turn Barney Dorset over to you?"

    Cruikshank avoided his gaze. "Ersuppose you forget that I've seen you, Benson. Let's just imagine that I didn't find you in. And the best of luck to you!"

    The hands of the two men met in a tight grip. Then Inspector Cruikshank turned and hurried out.

    The Avenger went swiftly to his office on the top floor. Smitty and Nellie were already there, waiting for him.

    "I've got Dorset nice and cozy in the yellow room," Smitty chuckled. "He came to, but he's as jittery as a Jap in a Chinese laundry. Vengeance avenger sale Archives think we can make that baby talk!"

    "What about Mrs. Trent?" Nellie asked. "Is she all right?"

    The Avenger nodded. "I promised her that we'd have some word about her daughter vengeance avenger sale Archives picked up a phone from the battery of instruments on his desk, consulted a notebook, and dialed a number.

    Smitty and Nellie watched him tensely.

    "I hope this works!" Nellie said fervently, and added: "For Mrs. Trent's vengeance avenger sale Archives Dressed in feminine clothing, with her blond hair falling to her shoulders, Nellie Gray reminded one of a dainty and fragile Dresden doll, which one might hesitate to touch for fear of shattering it. But many a hardened criminal had discovered, to his sorrow, that Nellie's looks were entirely deceiving, when it came to a good fight.

    The Avenger got his connection. "Hello," he said. "I want to talk to Arnie Jasper."

    In a moment, he was talking to one of the three men who had been present in Gregorio Ruiz's terrace apartment, earlier that evening.

    "Jasper," he said coldly, "this is Richard Benson. No, don't say anything. You needn't deny that you're connected with Ruiz. I want you to deliver a message to him. Tell him that I'm ready to make a trade with him. Understand? If he wants to do business, have him call me immediately, at Lakeside Good-by!"

    And he hung up.

    The three of them waited tensely, for perhaps four minutes. Then the phone rang.

    "Ah!" said Smitty.

    Nellie Gray's eyes were shining. "Then Laura Trent is still alive!" she whispered. "Otherwise Ruiz would not have anything to trade for Barney Dorset!"

    The Avenger picked up the phone slowly.

    "Benson? This is Gregorio Ruiz. You wanted to talk to me?"

    "Yes," said The Avenger. "I believe you have something I want. On the other hand, I have something you want. I suggest we make a trade."

    "I don't know what you're talking about!" Vengeance avenger sale Archives said carefully. "But I'm interested. Just what do you mean?"

    The Avenger's voice was stern. "Let's TSR Watermark Image Pro 3.7.1.3 With Crack [Latest 2021] beat around the bush, Ruiz. I'd like very much to keep Dorset. I can make him talk and get enough out of him to finish you. But I'm willing to give up that chance, to save the life of Laura Trent. If she's still alive, vengeance avenger sale Archives can trade. If she's dead—Heaven help you!"

    There was a moment's silence. Then Ruiz's voice, low but clear. "I'll trade, Benson. Where can we discuss the details?"

    "Anywhere you say."

    "I'll meet you at the information booth in Grand Central Station in fifteen minutes. That's the best place to talk, vengeance avenger sale Archives. There are no walls to listen. I'll bring one man with me, and you bring one man. I want your word that you won't attempt anything against my personal safety during our talk."

    "You have my word," Benson said coldly.

    "Good. And I give you my word that—"

    "You don't have to give me your word, Ruiz. It's no good. I'll take care of myself!"

    "All right then," the other snapped. "I'll meet you in fifteen minutes!"

    Dick Benson hung up. He looked at his two friends. "Well," he said, "we have still to find out if Laura is alive. Ruiz may be lying. He may have killed her already. But we'll find out soon enough, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Come on, Smitty!"

    Nellie saw them to the elevator. Smitty chucked her under the chin, "Hold the fort, baby. And don't make eyes at that Barney Dorset. He's a killer-diller!"

    "Get going, you big vengeance avenger sale Archives Nellie told him. "And don't take any wooden slugs!"

    Smitty chuckled. "Not me. Or lead ones, either!"

    Nellie watched through the nickel-steel slats of the Venetian blinds at the top-floor windows while they got into one of the cars parked at the curb. Then she went to the teletype machine to get the latest police releases on the search for Barney Dorset.

    But she had hardly been there five minutes, before a red panel light showed that she had a visitor.

    Frowning, Nellie switched on the small television unit, which threw on a screen a picture of the downstairs vestibule.

    There was a dark-haired girl standing there, a girl about nineteen or twenty, dressed in a cheap blue coat. She seemed quite nervous and agitated and kept looking around as if afraid she was being followed.

    Nellie swiftly pressed the button which opened the door. She was alone now in the building, for The Avenger's other assistants were away on various missions, and she had the full responsibility of the place upon her slim shoulders.

    She watched the screen, and saw the dark-haired girl enter. Immediately, Nellie pressed the button which closed and locked the front door, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Then she pressed a switch which transferred the image on the screen from the outside of the building, to the interior. Now, she could watch the dark-haired girl vengeance avenger sale Archives the vestibule. Nellie placed her mouth to a speaking arrangement, and said, "Come upstairs, miss."

    She watched the visitor step into the waiting elevator; then she pressed another button which vengeance avenger sale Archives the office door, admitting the visitor.

    The girl entered, and looked around the strangely equipped room in a shy and frightened manner.

    "What can I do for you?" Nellie asked in a kindly tone.

    The girl's dark eyes met those of Nellie. She advanced a timid step into the room.

    "My n-name is Dora Hayes," she said. "II want to s-see Richard Benson."

    "I'm sorry," said Nellie, "but Mr. Benson isn't in. Perhaps I can help you? I'm Nellie Gray, his assistant."

    "II have something to tell him. Itit's about Laura Trent." Instantly, Nellie was alert. "What about Laura Trent?"

    "I think I know where to find her. I shouldn't be doing this. Itit's as much as my life is worth, vengeance avenger sale Archives. But Laura is my friend. We worked in the same restaurant."

    Nellie took her by the arm and led her to a chair, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "Now, tell me all about it."

    Dora Hayes looked up at her pathetically. "If The Avenger were only here! There's no time to lose. I overheard two men talking. They were just starting to have dinner in the restaurant, and they didn't know I was clearing the booth behind them. One of them mentioned Laura's name. He told the other to order some sandwiches to take out, because the Trent girl would starve if they didn't send food down to her at least once a day. The other one laughed. He wondered why they didn't let her starve to death, and the first one said maybe they'd need her alive, vengeance avenger sale Archives. And then when I brought the water to their table, they told me to make up two ham sandwiches to take out."

    Nellie was watching the girl closely as she talked. "Do you know either of those two men?"

    "One of them comes in regularly. His name is Arnie Jasper. He runs a numbers racket, I think. They're still in the restaurant. I asked another girl to take my place and hurried over here, because I knew that The Avenger had been looking for information about Laura Trent."

    Nellie Gray made her mind up swiftly.

    "Wait here, miss!" she said.

    She hurried out of the room, vengeance avenger sale Archives, and got an extra automatic. She put it in a special silk holster, which was strapped around her thigh. She had a gun in her bag, but she was not overlooking the possibility that this might be a trap of some kind. And if she should find herself in a tight spot, deprived of her purse, she could always get at this extra gun. She went into the next room, and looked through a peephole at Dora Hayes. The girl was sitting exactly where Nellie had left her, vengeance avenger sale Archives, her hands clasping and unclasping nervously.

    Satisfied, Nellie came back into the room.

    "Let's go, Dora!" she said.

    "Whatwhat are you going to do?"

    "I'll get a car, and we'll go right over there. In the absence of The Avenger, I'll handle this—"

    "Please!" said Dora Hayes. "Let's not use one of The Avenger's cars. I don't ever want to be seen in one of them. If it's ever known that I tipped off The Avenger, my life won't be worth a cent!"

    "All right," Nellie conceded. "We'll take a cab."

    She hustled Dora Hayes downstairs, and they hurried up Bleek Street to the corner. They found a taxicab cruising vengeance avenger sale Archives the street, and just as they were getting into it, Dora Hayes dropped her purse.

    "Come on," said Nellie. "Hurry!" And she stepped into the cab first.

    The moment she was inside, she realized she had stepped into a trap. For she saw Dora Hayes spring up and slam the door shut.

    Nellie reached out for the door handle, and found there was none. She was locked in, vengeance avenger sale Archives. At the same Workers and Resources Soviet Republic Game Free Download Torrent, a sickeningly sweet smell began to pervade the interior of the taxi. Nellie's senses began to reel, vengeance avenger sale Archives. She struggled forward, in a vain endeavor to slide open the connecting window at the front. She saw the face of the cab driver, grinning sardonically in at her. Then every thing swam before her eyes, and she collapsed!



    5. GREASE THE SKIDS

    IN Grand Central Station, the crowds of hurrying men and women were oblivious of the tense drama which was being played at the information booth. True, they did cast a glance or two at the towering figure of Smitty, who loomed head and shoulders above anyone in the vast vaulted concourse.

    But it was not Smitty who was carrying the ball at the moment. He was merely standing at The Avenger's side, ready to run the interference when and if it became necessary.

    They were facing the tall and saturnine Gregorio Ruiz, who was accompanied by Arnie Jasper. It was like a duel at dawn, where each man brings his second. But there were no rules of honor to this duel, for Dick Benson well knew that no honor was to be found in the black and evil heart of Gregorio Ruiz.

    "All right, Ruiz," he said. "We understand each other thoroughly. If Laura Trent is alive, we can do business."

    "She's alive all right, Benson." Ruiz seemed to be preoccupied, vengeance avenger sale Archives. His gaze was constantly wandering to the far side of the station, where the telephone booths were located. "And I'm willing to trade. I can't afford to have Barney Dorset grilled—by vengeance avenger sale Archives. He can take anything the police hand him. But you'd know how to break him down."

    "We wouldn't use force," Benson said. "We have drugs. Rest assured that he'd talk, vengeance avenger sale Archives. But as I told you, I'll give him up, to save Laura Trent's life. That isn't the end, though. I'm going after you, Ruiz, when this deal is over. You have fair warning."

    "I understand," said Ruiz. His eyes wandered once more to Quicken 2020 keygen Archives telephone booths, "Now what about Laura Trent? If I set her free, vengeance avenger sale Archives, she can identifyerthe man she saw in the boat that night."

    "I'll guarantee that she keeps silent on that," The Avenger assured him. "You'll have nothing to fear from her. I'll get you on something else."

    "Then I suppose it's a deal," Ruiz began. Suddenly, a bitterly vindictive smile twisted his lips. A man had come out of one of the phone booths at the far side, and had raised a hand in the air. He waved the hand once, then disappeared in the crowd.

    The eyes of Gregorio Ruiz gleamed with vicious hatred as he swung his gaze back to Dick.

    "I've changed my mind, Benson!" he snapped. "It's no deal. If you want to do business with me, you'll have to do it on my terms, now!"

    The Avenger had noticed that signal. His eyes narrowed. "What are your terms, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Ruiz?" he asked softly.

    Ruiz turned and winked at Arnie Jasper, who grinned insolently. "You tell him, Arnie. I want to watch his dead-pan face while he hears the news."

    Jasper licked his lips. "It's a pleasure, boss!" He looked at Smitty. "It's your girl friend, pal—Nellie Gray. How would you like to see her body floating face up in the river tonight? She's a cute trick, that dame. But she won't look so good when she's dead!"

    The Avenger became tense and wary. But Smitty growled deep in his throat. "Why, vengeance avenger sale Archives, you two slimy rats. If you so much as scratch her, I'll twist your heads off your necks!"

    He took a threatening step toward them, vengeance avenger sale Archives, and Arnie Jasper became pale and backed up. But Gregorio Ruiz did not retreat. He wiggled a finger at Smitty.

    "Tut, tut, my overgrown friend. No violence, please. Don't forget that golden-haired young lady of yours." He looked up at Smitty, giving him a sour smile. "I have no doubt that you could kill me easily with those two hands of yours. Or that Benson could do it, too, for that matter, vengeance avenger sale Archives. You see. I don't depend on strength for my success. I depend on the gray matter up here." He tapped his forehead. "That's why I selected this busy place for our interview. It isn't so easy for you to use violence here, with all these people passing. So I'm afraid you'll have to accept my terms."

    Smitty turned and looked helplessly at The Avenger.

    Dick Benson's gaze had never left Ruiz's face.

    "What's your proposition?" he asked harshly.

    "That's better!" said Gregorio. "You'll forget about the Trent girl, Benson. She's out of this deal altogether. If you ever thought I'd turn her loose—with what she knows—you must have been crazy! We'll make an exchange—Nellie Gray for Barney Dorset. And you pay me a hundred thousand dollars to boot! Take it or leave it. I want your answer now. If you refuse, you'll never see Nellie Gray alive again."

    "But we'll get you, you rat!" Smitty growled, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "We'll make Dorset talk, and send you to the chair!"

    Ruiz shrugged. "I don't think you'd sacrifice Nellie Gray in order to get me. I think you'll do every thing in your power to save her life."

    "You want me to sacrifice Laura Trent for Nellie?" The Avenger asked.

    "Sure," said Ruiz. "What's she to you?"

    "She has a mother who Arquivos Halo-Infinite-multiplayer-trailer me," The Avenger said.

    Ruiz looked at him incredulously. "Then you refuse?"

    Arnie Jasper broke in. "You're crazy, Benson! That dame has been with you a long time. She's your friend—"

    "I'm sorry," said The Avenger. "Nellie wouldn't want to live at that price. Vengeance avenger sale Archives refuse!"

    He glanced at Smitty. "I think we need a little interference at this time, Smitty," he said mildly.

    "Ah!" said Smitty.

    He took a single step forward. One huge hand darted out and seized the neck of Gregorio Ruiz. The other moved equally fast, vengeance avenger sale Archives, and seized the neck of Arnie Jasper. Then, with a quick, powerful motion, be slammed the two heads together.

    For all his size and bulk, Algernon Heathcote Smith was capable of moving with the concentrated speed of chain lightning. Else, he would not have been able to survive so long in the service of Justice, Inc.

    He moved so swiftly now that no one in the crowded station noticed that quick, sharp contact of the two heads. Bone cracked against bone, and the two men sagged!

    Swiftly, Dick Benson stepped around and put an arm about Gregorio Ruiz's waist. He raised Ruiz's right arm, and draped it around his own shoulder, thus supporting Ruiz on his feet, though the latter was semiconscious from the blow. At the same time, Smitty put an arm around Arnie Jasper, and supported him in similar fashion.

    Smitty had put just enough force behind that smashing together of the two heads to make the men groggy, but not enough to knock them out completely. There were two reasons for this: First, they had to have Ruiz and Jasper in a condition to talk; second, they didn't want to carry two unconscious men through the crowd in Grand Central Station.

    It was characteristic of the way The Avenger and Smitty worked. It had not been necessary for Dick to tell his giant companion any of this. They had operated together for so long that they could almost read each other's minds, and when they were in a tight spot, they functioned with smooth precision.

    So, vengeance avenger sale Archives, now, they needed no lengthy conference to decide what to do. Smitty knew what The Avenger had in mind, and Dick knew that Smitty understood his plan of action.

    They began to walk the two semiconscious men out through the crowded station, moving close together. And they both raised their voices in close harmony, singing "Auld Lang Syne." Smitty sang bass, and then switched every once in a while to treble, while Dick Benson took the baritone, changing occasionally to a high key.

    As they sang, they headed for the exit.

    A woman looked at them in disgust, and said, "Imagine—grown men allowing themselves to get in such a drunken condition!"

    The woman's companion sniffed, disgustedly. "If they were my husbands, I'd know what to do with them!"

    Smitty, who was nearest her, turned and looked at her owlishly. "Oh, lady," he said, making his voice thick and drunken, "what would you be doing with four husbands?"

    They kept going, vengeance avenger sale Archives Ruiz and Jasper out into the street. A station policeman said grimly, "Better get out of here, you fellows, or we'll run you in!"

    "Sure, sure," said Smitty.

    Jasper, who was just beginning to regain his senses, started to shout something at the policeman. Smitty lurched against him and, at the same time, pinched his arm so hard that he uttered a yell of pain.

    The policeman watched them for a moment, and then turned away in disgust.

    The four "drunks" lurched into The Avenger's car, which was parked at the curb. Smitty slid in behind the wheel. He was grim and sober as he tooled the car away from the curb and headed downtown to the headquarters of Justice, Inc.

    In the back, The Avenger was seated between Ruiz and Jasper. He had one arm of each twisted behind their backs, vengeance avenger sale Archives, and pushed up almost to the breaking point. He said no word to either of them. But, as he saw them coming to their senses and preparing to cry out, vengeance avenger sale Archives, he put just a little more pressure on each of them. The pain drained all the breath out of them, leaving them powerless to cry out.

    Smitty drove like a mad genius, cutting lights by a hair, vengeance avenger sale Archives, swerving in and out, but never taking his foot off the gas. It was a testimony to his superb driving skill that he reached Bleek Street in twelve minutes without once stopping for a light, and without once scraping a fender.

    They drove in through the garage, and five minutes later they had their two captives upstairs.

    Ruiz was pale and shaken, but stubbornly silent. Smitty picked him up, kicking and fighting, and carried him away to the blue room, which was next to the yellow room, where Barney Dorset was being detained.

    Then Smitty came down and joined The Avenger in the office, with Arnie Jasper.

    Jasper had fully regained consciousness, by now, but he had a lump on the right side of his head. He was sitting in vengeance avenger sale Archives chair where The Avenger had thrust him, after frisking him for weapons. His little rat eyes were watching every move which The Avenger made, at the little experiment table in the corner.

    Smitty took one look at the vial which The Avenger was handling and gasped.

    "Dick! You're not going to give him that!"

    The Avenger turned around. His eyes were almost expressionless.

    "Why not?" he asked bleakly.

    Smitty put on a good act. "But that will eat his insides out."

    "That's right," said Dick.

    He came toward Arnie Jasper, with the vial in his hand.

    Jasper's eyes were big and round, and his lips were trembling.

    "Whatwhat you doing—"

    "Hold him, Smitty." said The Avenger.

    Jasper leaped up, in a frantic effort to escape, but Smitty put a big paw on him, got Jasper's legs between his knees, and twisted his arms behind him. Arnie Jasper was helpless in Smitty's massive grip.

    "No, no!" he shrieked, as The Avenger bent over him, with the oily, colorless liquid lying heavy in the vial.

    "You know what this is," The Avenger said tonelessly. "It's sulphuric acid. You've heard of cases where jealous women throw it at other women. You know what it does to their faces."

    He paused. "Well, Jasper, I'm going to feed this to you— internally!"

    "Have mercy!" Jasper whimpered. "In the name of pity—"

    "Pity?" The Avenger said harshly. "Do you ask for pity? You who have done Ruiz's dirty work for him? What kind of pity do you expect when Nellie's life is at stake?"

    He reached over with one hand and clamped Jasper's nostrils shut in a cruel grip.

    "When you can't breathe through your nose any more, you'll open your mouth to get some air. Then I'll pour the sulphuric acid in!"

    "Give me a break!" Jasper screamed. "I'll tell you where to find Nellie Gray!"

    The Avenger paused, with the vial hovering above Jasper's mouth. "What do you think, Smitty?" he asked. "Can we believe him?"

    "Well, vengeance avenger sale Archives can try," Smitty said. "Let him give us the dope. If we get Nellie out safely, all right. If we don't, we'll come back and give him the acid."

    "I'll tell you the truth. I swear I will!" Jasper screamed. "They took her to the Loomis Apartments, on the river. Ruiz owns the whole place. He's got a terrace apartment on the top floor, and he's got the subcellar fixed up for prisoners. You'll find her there, I swear!"

    "Hm-m-m," said The Avenger. "Do you think he's telling the truth. Smitty?"

    "It's true!" Jasper whined. "She's there. And that Trent girl is there, vengeance avenger sale Archives. She saw Ruiz and me and Degnan dropping Lou Marconi's body in the river, uptown. Degnan followed her and picked her up, vengeance avenger sale Archives, while Ruiz and I got a diving suit and fished the body up and moved it down the river. It's right near the Loomis Apartments now, vengeance avenger sale Archives. I can even show the cops where to drag for it—"

    The Avenger nodded slowly. Smitty relaxed his grip on Jasper. The frightened man got to his feet, still shrinking away from the vial.

    "I'd do anything not to get that stuff spilled into me. I once seen a dame who got it thrown in her face—"

    "This?" said The Avenger, holding up the vial. "Why should you be afraid of this?" He turned the vial upside down, and poured the thick, oily liquid over his own hand. Nothing happened.

    "You see," Smitty explained, laughing, "if you knew The Avenger better, you'd know he'd never do a thing like that to anybody, not even a rat like you. That stuff in the vial happens to be mineral oil!"

    "You dirty crooks!" Jasper shrieked. "You tricked me!"

    Smitty picked him up bodily and carried him away. In a moment, he was back. The Avenger was waiting for him.

    "I've phoned Cruikshank," he said grimly. "The inspector is going to meet us at the Loomis Apartments with the riot squad!"

    Just twenty minutes later, vengeance avenger sale Archives, the Loomis Apartments were in the hands of the police, without a shot having been fired. All those hard killers in the pay of Gregorio Ruiz permitted themselves to be taken like lambs when they saw the submachine guns in the hands of grim-faced policemen who welcomed this opportunity to clean up.

    And in the subcellar, they found Nellie Gray, recovered from the effects of the drug and none the worse for wear. Laura Trent was there, too, just as Jasper had said.

    When Nellie crawled out of the camouflaged coal bin in which she had been confined, she wiped soot from her face and grinned at Smitty and Dick.

    "I didn't think you boys would make it in time," she said, brushing the golden hair back from her face. "They were going to dump ten tons of coal into the bin, on top of Laura and me, vengeance avenger sale Archives. My next view of the river would have been when I passed up in smoke, out of the Loomis furnace!"

    The girl who had lured Nellie into the cab was in custody, as well as every one of the hirelings in the service of Gregorio Ruiz.

    Ruiz lanced looks of murderous hatred at The Avenger, when, a half-hour later, vengeance avenger sale Archives, he was turned over into the custody of Inspector Cruikshank, together with Barney Dorset and Arnie Jasper.

    "Damn you!" he said. "I don't know how you did this—"

    "It's easy when you know how," Smitty told him. "Just grease the skids with a little mineral oil!"



    II. — A COFFIN FOR THE AVENGER

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    First published in Clues Detective Stories, November



    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1. The Black Tulip
    2. The Coffins
    3. Emma Gets Help
    4. "I've Never Died Before."
    5. What Happened To Smitty?
    6. The Bed Of Tulips


    1, vengeance avenger sale Archives. THE BLACK TULIP

    IT is not strange that Dick Benson, as he paced impatiently up and down the lobby of the cozy little hotel, was unaware of the existence of Emma Puglese. For Emma lived eighty miles away in the heart of one of the slum sections of New York City, and Benson had never met her.

    Yet his vengeance avenger sale Archives and hers—and perhaps the fate of a nation—were inextricably bound together, by threads which the Fates had begun to weave a long time ago.

    At the moment, however, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Benson's thoughts were far removed from Emma Puglese, whom he did not even know, vengeance avenger sale Archives. They were upon a man named Crawford. He had driven eight miles from New York with Nellie Gray to meet this George Crawford, and now the man was forty-five minutes late.

    As Benson paced up and down, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Nellie Gray, demure in her slim young beauty, stood at the window looking out at Main Street.

    It was a pretty little colonial hotel that Crawford had chosen for his appointment. It catered mainly to tourists, for Main Street was part of Linden Highway, which ran right through the town of Postville. But now, with gasoline being rationed, there were hardly any tourists. There were only two or three patrons in the dining room, and the clerk behind the desk at the rear was dozing fitfully.

    At the window, Nellie Gray kept watch. The hotel was situated right where Main Street curved. From here the highway ran due west, vengeance avenger sale Archives, up a hill into the setting sun. And the road was as straight as a ruler. To Nellie it looked like a broad ribbon laid carefully up the side of the hill, disappearing over the top.

    She brushed the blond hair from her face and said, "I'm hungry, Dick. Why can't we eat while we wait?"

    "I'm afraid we won't have time," he told her. "I've never known Crawford to be late. If he isn't here in five minutes, we'll drive up to his estate."

    "But he particularly asked you not to. He was insistent when he phoned."

    "I know. But I'm afraid something's happened to him."

    "He only said his chauffeur had been kidnaped. Why should anyone want to kidnap a chauffeur?"

    "I don't know, Nellie. He said he'd explain when he met us."

    "But if that's all—"

    "It's not quite all, Nellie. He also said something about not knowing where to turn; that the only man he could have looked to for help had been killed today in a plane crash."

    "Ah!" Nellie's eyes narrowed. They were pretty blue eyes, but they were keenly intelligent. Indeed, she had to be intelligent to be able to work with a man like Benson.

    "The teletype!" she exclaimed. "I saw it on the teletype before we left. Admiral Miles, of Naval Intelligence, was killed in a plane crash at Pensacola this afternoon!"

    In their headquarters in New York they had a teletype machine which received, vengeance avenger sale Archives, in addition to all the news services, the latest flashes from the police departments of nine States, and the confidential releases of the F.B.I.

    For that headquarters, located not far from New York's East Side, was known throughout the world as Justice, Inc. And Dick Benson, its guiding genius, was known as The Avenger. To that building on Bleek Street in New York, came men and women from all the far corners of the world—men and women who could not find justice anywhere else; men and women who found themselves beaten in a hopeless fight against criminals in high places, beyond the reach of the law. Those men and women The Avenger helped. For he could go where the police dared not. His justice was neither blind nor shackled.

    And so it was that the poor man came to Justice, Inc., when he had not the funds to hire a lawyer in a ten-dollar case, while the millionaire came when it was his only hope.

    Of all these Benson selected those matters which plainly demanded his peculiar kind of justice. With untold wealth at his command, and ably assisted by a close-knit circle of assistants, he had made the name of The Avenger a synonym for ruthless war upon injustice.

    He had chosen to answer Crawford's call tonight, because he had known Crawford well in other years; and though the man was wealthy, he had mentioned over the phone that this was a matter which might well involve the country's safety.

    But now he was late, vengeance avenger sale Archives, and Benson knew that the web of the Fates was being tightly spun.

    Nellie Gray stiffened as she glimpsed a car which appeared over the rim of the hill, heading down toward town, with the sun splashing golden behind it.

    "Dick!" she exclaimed. "There's a car. It's a Rolls-Royce. It must be Crawford!"

    As they both watched the car, Nellie spoke over her shoulder. "When Crawford called, vengeance avenger sale Archives, you told me to listen in on the extension, but I had to leave it for a moment to answer another phone. I just caught part of something he said to you about—it sounded like a black tulip."

    "Yes," said Dick. "He did say something about a black tulip. But he was excited, and he jumped from one thing to another. He said something about looking out for the black tulip."

    "I've never heard of such a thing," Nellie said. "It must be horrid. Imagine a tulip being all black!"

    "During the last war," Benson said slowly, "there was a vicious German spy who passed himself off in this country as a Dutchman. He went by the name of Pieter van der Heusen. He killed without compunction, vengeance avenger sale Archives, and he had no mercy for men or women or children. But he had an abnormal love of flowers. He spent all his spare time in horticulture. It was said that his greatest ambition in life was to develop a black species of tulip!"

    Nellie's eyes were on the Rolls-Royce, which was tearing down the road at a terrific rate of speed.

    "Crawford's in an awful hurry," she said. "But tell me about this Pieter van der Heusen. Was he caught?"

    Benson shook his head. "No. He operated in this country all through the war, and then he went back to Germany and retired to grow tulips. No one knows whether he is still alive. If he is—"

    Benson left the thought unfinished, and Nellie said slowly, "I wonder—"

    She broke off, gasping, vengeance avenger sale Archives pointed to the big Rolls-Royce, vengeance avenger sale Archives. It was nearing the bottom of the hill, but instead of slowing down for the curve, its pace was increasing.

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    "It's Crawford!" Nellie exclaimed. "He must have lost control—"

    She had no chance to finish for she was suddenly seized around the waist from behind by Dick Benson. He fairly lifted her off the floor, and leaped backward toward the desk at the rear of vengeance avenger sale Archives lobby.

    Benson didn't move a fraction of a second too soon, for he had hardly carried Nellie to the safety of the desk at the rear of the lobby before the heavy Rolls-Royce, traveling straight as an arrow, jumped the curb and crashed head-on into the front of the hotel.

    The smashing impact of the immense juggernaut tore away part of the wall and the doorway and sent chunks of plaster, brick and glass flying in all directions. The car crashed into the lobby, its front tires blowing out with cracking explosions like pistol shots. The hood became a mass of bent and twisted metal. Debris came piling down upon the car as one of the rafters in the lobby ceiling gave way. For a moment the whole building shook as if it might come tumbling down.

    Then the tremor ceased, the plaster stopped falling, and the wrecked car came to rest, half in and half out of the lobby.

    For the space of a couple of minutes neither the clerk nor the people in the restaurant moved. They were stunned by the sudden catastrophe.

    But Dick Benson released his hold upon Nellie Gray and leaped to the side of the car.

    Nellie shouted, vengeance avenger sale Archives, "Look out, Dick, it may explode!"

    He disregarded the warning and sprang to the door of the Rolls, wrenching at the handle. But the door would not open.

    The figure of George Crawford sat erect and unmoving behind the wheel. The wheel was jammed into his chest, and the top of the car was crushed down upon his skull. He was dead, of course, but his body was still sitting upright.

    Nellie Gray came up alongside of Benson and uttered a low gasp of horror.

    "Dick! He'she's wearing, a strait jacket!"

    Benson nodded grimly.

    Crawford's torso was incased in a white strait jacket, with the arms lashed across his chest so that he had been powerless to move as the heavy car hurtled down the hill, carrying him to destruction.

    "It must have taken a fiendish imagination to conceive a thing like this!" Benson said. He pointed to two heavy wires, running from the steering wheel down to eye screws in the floor board, vengeance avenger sale Archives. That was what had kept the car straight and true on its coarse. Crawford's body was also lashed to the seat so that he had remained erect all through the wild ride. Incased in the strait jacket, he had been helpless to do a single thing to save himself.

    "Who could have done it?" Nellie demanded.

    Benson was already reaching in through the shattered window. Pinned to Crawford's strait jacket there was a white card, vengeance avenger sale Archives, perhaps five inches long and three inches wide.

    "This may answer your question, Nellie." vengeance avenger sale Archives said. He removed the card and held it so that she could read it. The message was written in indelible ink in a bold and striking longhand:

    To the Avenger:
    Here is your friend, Crawford, with my compliments. He signed his death warrant when he sent for you. Will you take a bit of advice, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Mr. Avenger? Go home. Go back at once, and forget what Crawford told you. Otherwise, I shall wipe you out—and all those associated with you in Justice, Inc. Believe me, Mr. Richard Benson alias The Avenger, I can destroy you as easily as I destroyed Crawford.

    There was no signature to the note. But attached to the card by its stem, just below the message, there was a single dwarf tulip. It had just begun to open. Its petals were of the deepest black, flecked here and there with blobs of red, which resembled nothing so much as drops of blood.

    Somehow, though the flower was in itself satanically beautiful, its appearance afforded no sensation of pleasure, but rather one of horror. For no tulip had ever been grown so small, or with black leaves.

    Some monstrous horticulturist must have taken a keen and evil joy in thus producing a horrid perversion of nature; perhaps the same kind of twisted mind which had devised the hellish scheme of sending Crawford hurtling to his death in a strait jacket.

    Nellie Gray stared wide-eyed at the strange and startling flower which comprised the only signature to the note.

    "The Black Tulip!" she said in a low, tense voice.



    2. THE COFFINS

    IN the squalor of one of New York's few remaining slums a truck moved through the night. Of itself the vehicle was not worthy of a second glance, for it was merely a truck with slatted sides.

    But vengeance avenger sale Archives freight consisted of seven coffins.

    The lettering on the side said:

    BRODERICK CASKET CO.

    The business of the Broderick Casket Co. was ostensibly the sale and delivery of coffins to undertakers.

    The truck moved quietly through the streets, and if people noticed it at all it was to comment on its depressing cargo.

    But as the truck swung into Pelham Street, a girl of about eleven, with long black braids, ran out into the street after a small mongrel dog.

    "Come back, Tony!" she cried.

    Tony was a brown mongrel, a little more than a year old, and quite playful. He wanted the girl to chase him, and he yelped and ran in front of the truck.

    There was room for the truck to swerve if the driver had wanted to make a sudden twist of the wheel. But he only muttered a curse and let the heavy wheels roll over the little dog's body.

    It seemed that he took a certain amount of satisfaction in doing that. But when he stopped the truck and descended he managed to so control his expression that nothing of the sadistic pleasure showed in his face. He spread his hands as he spoke to the small crowd which had gathered there over the dog's broken carcass.

    "You see how it is," he explained. "The dog ran right in front of me. It's a good thing the girl didn't follow him."

    "That's right," someone said. "It wasn't the driver's fault. Look at that heavy truck, loaded with coffins. How could he have stopped?"

    But the little girl with the long black braids was weeping unrestrainedly.

    "You could have vengeance avenger sale Archives out!" she cried through her tears. "You could have tried to miss him. You didn't even try!"

    The driver shrugged and looked for sympathy to the crowd. "She shouldn't be out playing with her dog this late, anyway. She should be in bed. It wouldn't have happened if she had been asleep in bed where she belongs."

    "Yes," said the same woman who had spoken before. "That Emma Puglese is always picking up stray dogs. She'll cause a real accident with them yet. Go on home, Emma Puglese. Your mother shouldn't let you out so late."

    Emma Puglese wiped the tears from her eyes. "You're a bad man," she said to the truck driver. "You didn't have to kill my dog. You did it on purpose. I'll find some way to get even. Yes, I will!"

    She cast a glance at the name on the truck, and then sat down on the curb, covered her face with her hands, and gave way to unrestrained sobs.

    The driver, seeing that the sympathy of the crowd was veering to the girl, dug into his pocket and drew out some money.

    "Here, girl," he said. "Here's three dollars. Go buy yourself another dog. It wasn't my fault, but I don't like that you should cry."

    Emma Puglese thrust the bills away. "I don't want your money. You're a bad man. I won't touch your money!"

    The driver shrugged, looked at the crowd as if to say, "What can I do about it?" and climbed back into his truck after moving the body of the dog over to the curb.

    The crowd dispersed as he drove away, but Emma Puglese sat there, sobbing, angry and hurt.

    The truck with the seven coffins continued down Pelham Street for a block, vengeance avenger sale Archives, and then turned into Farr Street. It stopped before the undertaking establishment of Sylvester Strake Son, Inc.

    It was rather late for a delivery, but there was a light in the undertaking parlor. And strangely enough, a man stood in front of the door, who looked up and down the street, and nodded swiftly to the driver of the truck.

    The driver thereupon descended, and with the help of the man from the doorway he removed one coffin from the load, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Between them they carried it inside.

    Now an empty coffin does not require great exertion from two strong men. Yet these two were sweating when they set the coffin down on the floor.

    The man who had been standing in the doorway glanced inquiringly at the truck driver.

    "Did you have any trouble, Lambertini?"

    "No," said Lambertini. "It went off like clockwork. But I'm kind of worried. The Avenger won't lay off just on account of what we did to Crawford. It'll only make him tougher."

    The other shrugged, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "We can handle anything. The Avenger is only a man. Better go down with your load and report to the boss. I'll give you a hand with the coffin and then I'll take over the truck."

    He helped Lambertini move the coffin onto a low dolly, and they rolled it into the back room, then onto a small elevator platform.

    Lambertini returned to vengeance avenger sale Archives front, let the other man out, watched him get into the truck and drive away, and then locked the door. He closed the Venetian blinds over the windows and turned out the lights. Then he went back into the rear, stepped onto the elevator platform beside the coffin and pressed a button.

    The platform descended to the basement.

    The basement was no different from that of any other undertaker's establishment, and a minute search would have revealed nothing of a suspicious nature.

    But Lambertini rolled the dolly off the platform, pushed it across to the opposite wall and pressed a button.

    Immediately, a portion of the wall began to swing slowly outward on well-oiled hinges, revealing a long, narrow passage, dimly lighted at the far end.

    Lambertini pushed the coffin along to the far end, and the opening in the basement wall swung shut behind him. As he approached the far end another section of wall opened and he went through with his load.

    A strange new world was revealed. But it was a queer and perverted world, as if some weird magician had rubbed Aladdin's magic lamp the wrong way.

    The subterranean chamber was low-ceilinged and damp, but it was huge in expanse, vengeance avenger sale Archives. At the left there was a long row of glassed-in rooms, in which men and women sat and worked at typewriters, vengeance avenger sale Archives, radio sending and receiving sets, and teletype machines. There were other offices in which women filed papers and operated multigraph machines.

    In all there must have been fifty or sixty people vengeance avenger sale Archives down here underneath the surface of the city. It might have been a busy newspaper office from the speed and efficiency with which everybody was working.

    But on the left-hand side of the chamber was the truly amazing spectacle. For here a space perhaps twenty feet wide and fifty feet long had been set apart and fenced off with a neat white picket fence and made into a garden!

    It was as weird and ghastly a garden as anyone might have dreamed of in a tortured nightmare. It consisted of neat rows of dwarf tulips, all black, and flecked with blobs of red.

    They stood in ranks, like miniature soldiers of Satan—abnormally small, yet pregnant with a horrid sort of evil.

    How those tulips could have grown at all in that underground cavern was impossible to tell.

    Lambertini trundled the coffin along a cement walk between the glassed-in offices and the tulip bed. And a man arose from among the tulips to meet him.

    The man had been stooping over one of the rows, weeding it carefully. But now, as he arose, it became evident that he was as abnormal as the outlandish bulbs he was cultivating.

    His torso was huge, his shoulders broad and powerful. His arms were longer than average. But his legs were so short that he looked like a dwarf, vengeance avenger sale Archives. His head was large and entirely bald, and a pair of cruel, clever eyes peered out from under thin and stringy eyebrows.

    "Well, Lambertini?" he asked.

    Lambertini stood stiffly, as if he were at attention. "Orders executed, colonel," he said. "Mission successful."

    The tulip man nodded. "Follow me."

    He turned and led the way along the cement path, along the row of glassed-in offices, never looking to the right or the left. Lambertini followed, pushing the dolly along.

    At the rear of the low-ceilinged chamber the tulip man pressed a button and a section of the wall swung open, revealing a private office.

    They entered and the door closed silently behind them.

    On one wall of this office there was a rack of automatic pistols. Below it was a rack of caliber revolvers, all carefully oiled, shining and bright. And on the floor there were a dozen wooden cases. One of these cases was open, revealing the contents. They were packages of ammunition for the weapons.

    There were no windows in the room, but—as in the outer chamber—the air was not stale. On the wall behind the desk there was a large picture of Adolf Hitler, vengeance avenger sale Archives, flanked by two swastika banners. Other than that the room contained no decoration except for a single black tulip in a glass on the desk.

    The tulip man seated himself at the desk. He motioned toward the coffin.

    "You have him in there?"

    "Yes, Colonel Strake," Lambertini said.

    "Open it!"

    Lambertini took a small screwdriver from his pocket and knelt beside the coffin. He loosened four bolts at the corners and removed the lid, which was perforated at vengeance avenger sale Archives with air holes to permit its occupant to breathe.

    The man who lay in the coffin was incased in vengeance avenger sale Archives strait jacket, just as Crawford had been. In addition his feet were bound at the ankles and he was gagged. He was unable to move but his eyes stared upward in a terrible sort of fascination.

    Lambertini reached down and cut the cords that held the prisoner's ankles. Then he lifted him by the shoulders, helping him to his feet. Roughly, he led the helpless man to a chair and pushed him into it. He stepped around behind him and undid vengeance avenger sale Archives gag.

    The prisoner was about forty-five, with a thin and scholarly face, a high forehead and wide-spaced blue eyes. He found it difficult to sit in the chair, for his arms were wrapped around him in the sleeves of the strait jacket, which was pulled cruelly tight. He was able to breathe only in short, quick gasps.

    The tulip man's great bald dome shone brightly under the electric light as he smiled at the prisoner.

    "My dear Forsythe! It is four months since we last vengeance avenger sale Archives, is it not?"

    "Damn you'" Forsythe gasped, trying to breathe against the constricting pressure of the strait jacket. "Damn you, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Strake, you won't get away with this!"

    The bald-headed Strake continued to smile. "You're a fool, Forsythe. Don't you know by this time that there is nothing"—Strake's face suddenly congealed with a swift rush of rage—"nothing, I tell you, that The Black Tulip can't get away with!"

    He sprang up from behind the desk and came around on his absurdly short legs until he stood squarely in front of Forsythe, "Four months ago I offered Windows 10 Pro Key [16 June 2020] crack serial keygen half a million dollars for your depth charge formula. I offered to smuggle you aboard a U-boat and take you to Germany where you would have been rewarded even beyond the money I offered—"

    "Sure," Vengeance avenger sale Archives said bitterly. "I'd have been rewarded in a concentration camp!"

    Strake proceeded as if Forsythe had not spoken. He shook a finger in his prisoner's face. "But you saw fit to reject my offer. You knew my power, however, so you arranged with the Intelligence Service to go into hiding while you worked out the formula for the Forsythe Down-draft Depth Charge. You went to live on Crawford's estate and DaVinci Resolve Studio crack 17 & Keygen as his chauffeur. You set up a laboratory in the garage, didn't you? And you thought that The Black Tulip would never find you, eh?"

    Forsythe's glance dropped before the intensity of passion in the other's eyes.

    "Well, Forsythe, we found you!"

    "You'll never get away with this, Strake. Crawford saw your men carry the coffin away to the truck. When he misses me he'll guess I was in it—"

    He stopped as Strake began to laugh softly.

    "Whatwhat are you laughing at?"

    "I'm laughing, my dear Forsythe, at your stupidity. Did you think we'd leave Crawford alive?"

    "Youyou've killed him?"

    "Draw your own conclusions."

    "Damn you!"

    "Is that all you can say, Forsythe?"

    "No, no! That's not all I can say. I tell you that it won't help you to have vengeance avenger sale Archives Crawford. Admiral Miles of CyberGhost VPN 8.2.4.7664 Crack 2021 + Activation Code [Latest] Intelligence, arranged with Crawford to let me live on his estate. They arranged that Admiral Miles was to phone once a day. The admiral must have phoned already. He'll know there's something wrong. They'll scour the country. They'll not leave a stone unturned—"

    "Wait, Forsythe. Don't be misled by false hope. I want you Ambient Design ArtRage v6.1.2 With Crack [Newest] realize the full futility of your situation. Suppose you think back. Who else besides Admiral Miles knew where you were and what you were doing?"

    Forsythe clamped his lips shut.

    "Ha!" said Strake. "You refuse to answer. Well, you needn't worry. You needn't be afraid of giving me any information which might help me. You see, I'm remarkably well informed. I happen to know that Admiral Miles was the only man in Washington who knew of the arrangement with Crawford. They kept it such a dark secret that it wasn't even placed in the files."

    "All right," said Forsythe. "Suppose you're right. Admiral Miles must already have phoned—"

    "Wrong again, my dear sir. It may interest you to know that Admiral Miles was killed in a seaplane crash today at five o'clock!"

    Forsythe's eyes bulged. "Youyou're lying!"

    Strake chuckled. He picked up a newspaper from the desk and held it before the helpless man's eyes.

    "Read!"

    The headline stared back at Forsythe with the ineluctable surety of doom:

    FOUR DIE IN SEAPLANE CRASH!
    Admiral Miles, Head Of Naval Intelligence, Among Those Killed
    Crash Attributed To Sabotage.

    Strake chuckled again.

    "We made sure, Forsythe, that no one would remain alive who knew about you and your invention. If the Forsythe Down-draft Depth Charge should ever be perfected for the American Navy it would mean that a destroyer could drop a canister of explosive over the side which could detonate immediately, without danger to the destroyer itself."

    "That's right," said Forsythe. "We could wipe your damned U-boats off the face of the seven seas in a month!"

    "Exactly, my dear Forsythe. And it is just to prevent such a contingency that we have sought you high and low for four months and have at last found you. Do you think, Forsythe, that we will allow anything—anything, I say I—to stand in the way of our acquiring the secret of your depth charge?"

    "You'll never get it out of me," said Forsythe.

    Strake smiled. "Within twenty-four hours, my friend, you will be begging to be allowed to tell your secret!"

    He motioned to Lambertini. "When I leave," he ordered softly, "tighten his strait jacket one notch. Continue to tighten it one notch each hour for the rest of the night!"

    Forsythe's face whitened as he heard the order.

    "You're a devil!" he gasped.

    Strake nodded his big, oversized bald head. His eyes were bright and cruel. "You understand what will happen, don't you, Forsythe? Each notch is about a quarter of an inch. By morning your strait jacket will have been tightened by almost three inches. Your ribs will be constricted to the edge of the breaking point. You will barely have room to take enough breath into your body to support life, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Your heart will pump faster and faster, but not strongly enough to propel the blood to your extremities. Your hands and feet will become numb first. Then your legs and arms. You will be able to watch yourself die by inches, so to speak. There will be a fiery pressure in your chest, vengeance avenger sale Archives. You will be fighting, every moment, for breath."

    He paused and smiled a terrible, twisted smile. "At nine o'clock in the morning I will return and sit here at the desk, and watch you fight for your life. It will be a losing fight, Forsythe. Believe me, I know. I have sat here and watched many a man like that. Not one has refused to talk. They have begged for one thing, only—a quick death. You, too, will beg for that, Forsythe!"

    "Damn you." the inventor whispered. "Damn you down to the lowest cellar of hell! You can't get away with this. Something will happen. Something unforeseen. Something you've overlooked. Something you didn't plan on, vengeance avenger sale Archives. God won't let you get away with it!"

    Strake's cruel eyes flickered. It was almost as if he winced at the mention of the Vengeance avenger sale Archives. Almost, in that fleeting instant, it seemed to the bound and desperate prisoner that he was looking at the Prince of Darkness himself—and that the name of God had caused Satan to squirm.

    But Strake turned away from him to the desk, hiding that look in his face. He picked the black tulip out of the water glass and raised it to his nostrils. He looked at the prisoner in the chair and spoke slowly.

    "They call me The Black Tulip, Forsythe. And they say that The Black Tulip has never failed. It is true. And it is true because I overlook nothing. Nothing unforeseen can happen, Forsythe. I have planned well and I have taken everything into consideration. That is why I always succeed. With me there is no such thing as the unforeseen circumstance. You will beg to talk tomorrow. I have said it. It is a certainty."

    He turned and walked out of the room on his queer, ungainly legs.

    And Lambertini stepped behind Forsythe's chair, undid the laces, and tightened the strait jacket one notch.



    3. EMMA GETS HELP

    EMMA PUGLESE didn't go home. She sat on the curb after the crowd had melted away and she sobbed.

    After a while she took out a handkerchief and dried her eyes. She avoided looking at Tony's body because she was afraid that if she did she'd begin to cry all over again, and she didn't want to waste time crying now. She had made up her mind what she wanted to do, and she meant to do it quickly.

    She crossed Pelham Street, walked to the corner, and then hurried three blocks west. When she came to Bleek Street she turned left into the dead end and walked down until she came to the building with the vengeance avenger sale Archives bronze plaque over the door:

    JUSTICE, INC.

    Resolutely, she pressed the button and waited.

    She didn't know it, but a cunningly concealed television device was transmitting a picture of her to a watcher inside.

    After a moment or two the front door began to swing open automatically, vengeance avenger sale Archives, and Emma's eyes widened in wonder.

    A voice said, "Come in, please."

    It was a kindly voice, and though she couldn't see where it vengeance avenger sale Archives from, she entered.

    The door closed behind her.

    "Don't be afraid," the voice said. "We have a lot of gadgets around that work automatically. It's just some tricks that we've worked out. No one will hurt you."

    "I know," said Emma, speaking to the empty air. "I know no one will hurt me here. This is where The Avenger lives. I want to talk to him."

    "The Avenger isn't here right now, but maybe I can help you," the voice said with quiet amusement. "Are you in trouble?"

    "Not exactly. But something has happened that needs to be avenged. That's why I came to The Avenger. I heard my daddy talk about The Avenger, and I know he vengeance avenger sale Archives little people get even with big people for bad things they do to them."

    "Aha!" said the kindly voice. "And did a big person do a bad thing to you?"

    "Yes, he did. A man in a truck just ran over my dog."

    The voice was full of regret. "I'm terribly sorry to hear that. Did you love him a great deal?"

    Emma's eyes filled with tears. "He could stand up and beg. And he carried small bundles for me. We played every day when I came home from school."

    "Maybe we can get you another dog."

    "That isn't what I came for," Emma said firmly. "I came because the man ran my dog over on purpose and I think he should be punished."

    "Are you sure he did it on purpose?"

    "Yes, I'm sure. I looked vengeance avenger sale Archives at the driver just when the truck came near Tony. I wanted to shout to the driver to look out. But then I saw that man's face. Itit was terrible. He was enjoying himself. Then I knew it was no use shouting. I knew he wanted to kill things. I could see it in his face. So when he offered me money I wouldn't take it."

    "Well," said the voice, apparently impressed. "I'm sure The Avenger will want to help you. Did you get the man's name?"

    "I saw the name on the truck. It was the Broderick Casket Co."

    "And what is your name?"

    "I'm Emma Puglese, and I live at 13 Pelham Street. There was no address on the truck, but I can tell you where it was going. It was going to Strake, the undertaker. It comes every night and delivers coffins to Strake. Sometimes one, sometimes two, vengeance avenger sale Archives. But I noticed that the coffins on the bottom of the load are always the same. It's just the two top coffins that are different."

    "Now wait just a minute, Emma," the voice said, suddenly serious. "Wait there. I'm coming down."

    Emma waited, fidgeting, until a door suddenly opened almost alongside her where she had not thought there was any door. A man emerged and smiled down at her.

    Emma gaped at him. She had never seen such a big man. Like some great viking god he towered over her, but somehow she wasn't at all afraid of him, for she saw the kindness written in his face.

    "My name is Smith," he told her. "Algernon Smith. Smitty to you. I'm one of The Avenger's assistants."

    "I know about you," Emma said. "I heard daddy talk about you, too. You're an electrician."

    Smitty smiled. His reputation as an electrical engineer had spread to the four corners of the globe, vengeance avenger sale Archives. But he had preferred to give up the emoluments of a career of research and invention for the more precarious one of fighting against crime by the side of Dick Benson.

    "Now suppose you tell me about that truck with the coffins. Tell me everything you can think of about it."

    "That's all I know," Emma said. "Us kids used to follow it when it went down the street, and we would watch them unload the coffins. That's how we came to notice that the bottom ones were always the same. We used to sneak up and make chalk marks on the bottom coffins when the driver was inside. And then, a few days later, when we'd want to do it again, we saw that the same chalk marks were still on the bottom coffins. That meant they were the same, didn't it?"

    "It surely did," Smitty told her. "And I'm glad you came. I'm going to look into it right away!"

    "Will you go over and punish that bad man?"

    Smitty put a hand on her head. It was a huge, vengeance avenger sale Archives, powerful hand. But its touch was as gentle as the breeze.

    "I'll investigate him, Emma. And whatever is necessary shall be done, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Now come on I'll walk you back to Pelham Street. You go home and I'll look up that undertaker!"

    He raised his voice slightly, speaking to thin air, just as Emma had done.

    "Take over, will you, Cole?" he said.

    "Now listen, Smitty," said the voice of Cole Wilson, from somewhere in the building. "This is no time to, go gallivanting after coffins, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Dick will be here in twenty minutes. I just had him on the short wave. He's completed his investigation up at Crawford's estate and he hasn't found a thing. We're up against a blank wall on this case and it might be better if you stick around. Can't Emma wait till tomorrow to get her man punished?"

    Smitty winked at Emma.

    He spoke to Cole Vengeance avenger sale Archives, who was another one of the brilliant young men The Avenger had gathered around him.

    "Now don't get excited, Cole. It won't take me but ten or fifteen minutes to look this up. I'm intrigued by the coffins that never get delivered. I just want to look around that undertaking establishment. I'll be back before Dick and Nellie arrive."

    "All right," Cole Wilson said. "I suppose you won't sleep tonight if you don't look into it, vengeance avenger sale Archives. I'm busy as the deuce, but I'll take over for you."

    Smitty grinned and took Emma's arm, and led her out into the street. He stopped off with her and bought her a banana split with three balls of ice cream, and he had one himself, too. Then he saw her safely to her house on Pelham Street, vengeance avenger sale Archives, and continued vengeance avenger sale Archives around the corner to Farr Street.



    4. "I'VE NEVER DIED BEFORE."

    SMITTY saw the undertaker's establishment halfway down the block, but before going there he stepped into a drugstore on the corner and consulted the telephone directory. He found that the Broderick Casket Co. was located in Brooklyn. He dialed the number and frowned when someone answered the phone. It was after nine o'clock, long past business hours.

    "Hello," he said. "Is this the Broderick Casket Co.?"

    "That's right."

    "Well, I want to order a coffin."

    "We're all out of coffins, mister. Shipped the last one today."

    "But how can I die without a coffin?" Smitty demanded.

    "Who are you?" the man at the other end asked, suddenly suspicious. "Have you ever done business with us before?"

    "No," said Smitty. "You see, I've never died before!" And he hung up.

    Thoughtfully, he went out of the drugstore and walked down the street toward the undertaking parlor.

    There was a light in the store as he approached, but he couldn't look in, for the Venetian blinds were drawn all the way down, behind both the door and the plate-glass window.

    Smitty approached the door and a man standing near it said, "Were you looking for someone, mister?"

    "Why, yes," said Smitty. He glanced at the name on the window, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "I'm looking for Mr. Strake."

    "What did you want to see him about?"

    "About a coffin that was delivered today by the Broderick Casket Co."

    The man stiffened. One hand stole into his coat pocket.

    "What about the coffin that was delivered today?"

    "I thought I'd like to buy it. It was a pretty coffin. It might be nice to be buried in."

    The man grinned. "You getting ready to die?"

    "I'm afraid so," Smitty said, looking at the bulge in the man's pocket.

    "Well, mister," said the man, "I'm sure Colonel Strake will be glad to see you. Very glad."

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    "Go right in!"

    Smitty obeyed. As soon as he was inside the gunman stepped in, too. The man who admitted them shut the door and locked it.

    "Who's this, Otto?" he demanded of the gunman.

    Otto grinned. "He's a customer. He's looking for a coffin to be buried in, Carl. What do you think of that?"

    Carl chuckled. "He has certainly come to the right place!"

    "This way," said Otto, showing Smitty the suggestive bulge in his pocket.

    Smitty went in the direction indicated.

    Otto did not take him through the secret door in the rear wall, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Instead he led him to a small office, which was apparently used for making funeral arrangements. He pressed a button on the desk in a peculiar manner. And then they waited, not speaking.

    Perhaps four minutes later vengeance avenger sale Archives door at the back of the office was opened and Colonel Strake entered, shuffling on his queer short legs. His shrewd, cruel eyes darted to the great bulk of Smitty's figure and he sucked his breath in sharply. But he made no comment.

    He looked at the gunman and said, "What is it, Otto? Why did you signal me?"

    Otto jerked his head toward Smitty, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "I found him snooping around the front of the store. He was trying the door. Claims he wants to buy a coffin."

    "Hm-m-m," said Strake. "I think we can accommodate the gentleman. I really think we can!"

    He directed his sharp glance at Smitty. "Who are you, sir?"

    Smitty grinned. "The name is Smith."

    "—Ah, yes. You're the one who just phoned the Broderick Casket Co."

    Smitty became taut. The Broderick Casket Co. was in Brooklyn. They must have called here the moment Smitty hung up. There was, then, a very much stronger connection between the Broderick Casket Co. and the Strake establishment than just the sale of coffins.

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    "I recognize you, Mr, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Algernon Heathcote Smith. Once having seen you it would be impossible to forget you. You are The Avenger's assistant, are you not?"

    "The Avenger?" Smitty repeated. "Who's he?"

    Strake raised a hand. "Please, Mr. Smith. Let's skip the play acting. You know very well who The Avenger is. Your presence in front of this establishment can mean only one thing—that The Avenger has found some clue directing his attention to us. Please tell me what that clue is!"

    Smitty's eyes became narrow. He had come here on a whim, an impulse. He had been affected by Emma's story, and intrigued by the idea of coffins on a truck which were never delivered. No thought had entered his mind that this place might be connected with the Crawford murder, which The Avenger was working on. But now he had something to chew on.

    He began to laugh. It was ironical that the killing of a little dog and the hurt anger of a small girl should have led to the first break in TeamViewer 15.13.6 Crack With Keygen 2021 [LATEST] Crawford case. The murder of Crawford and the abduction of the chauffeur had been so carefully planned and well executed that not a single clue had offered itself for The Avenger to work on. Benson had told Smitty over the two-way radio only a little while ago that he was up against a blank wall.

    And now this!

    Smitty didn't know it at the time, but Forsythe's prophetic words were coming true with a vengeance. The unforeseen circumstance which no man can plan for had upset Strake's careful calculations.

    But if Smitty was in ignorance of the main angles of this mystery, Strake was no less mystified as to what sort of clue had brought him here. And he was grimly determined that Smitty should talk.

    "I asked you," he repeated softly! "what was the clue which turned your attention to me!"

    Smitty grinned. He chanced a shot in the dark. "It was the black tulip." he said.

    "The Black Tulip!" Strake exclaimed. "How? How did that lead you here?"

    "The odor," said Smitty. "I followed the scent."

    Strake smiled grimly. He pressed a button on the desk, and before Smitty could move the room was suddenly filled with grim and husky men. There were more than a dozen of them, streaming in from three doors, all armed with short clubs and blackjacks, and they swarmed over Smitty like a small avalanche.



    5. WHAT HAPPENED TO SMITTY?

    IT was nine thirty when Dick Benson and Nellie Gray got back to Justice, Inc. They had missed Emma Puglese by less than twenty minutes.

    "Smitty's gone on a wild-goose chase," Cole Wilson told them glumly. "Something about a dead dog and a coffin that's being delivered over and over again to the same place."

    "Hm-m-m," said Benson. "Sounds intriguing. I don't blame him for going out on it."

    "But not at a time like this!" Nellie Gray said hotly. "He knows we're up against one of the cleverest criminals of the century, and that we have to concentrate all our energies on fighting The Black Tulip. He has no right to go out on side issues!"

    "That's what I say," Cole vengeance avenger sale Archives. Then he added, "You have a visitor, Dick, vengeance avenger sale Archives. A man from Naval Intelligence. He just came a couple of minutes ago, vengeance avenger sale Archives, and I asked him to wait in Room One. He said it was extremely Cyberlink power director 18 crack serial keygen. His name is Lieutenant Commander Anderson."

    "I'll see him at once!" Benson exclaimed.

    Lieutenant Commander Anderson was a quiet, soft-spoken man, who looked anything but what he was. He showed Benson his credentials and got down to business at once.

    "As you know, Mr. Benson, Admiral Miles was killed BullGuard Antivirus 2020 activation code Archives a plane crash today. I was his chief assistant, and he had left in my safe-keeping a packet of confidential papers in code, which he considered too dangerous to be placed in the navy files, vengeance avenger sale Archives. They were papers relating to matters which he handled personally, and which would be left at loose ends in the event of his death."

    "Ah!" said Benson. "Was there anything vengeance avenger sale Archives those papers about Crawford?"

    Anderson nodded. "How did you guess?"

    "Crawford mentioned something that led me to believe he had been working with Admiral Miles."

    "That is true. After decoding the papers, I learn that Stanton Forsythe, the inventor, had almost succeeded in perfecting a depth charge which would explode wholly downward, thus preventing injury to the ship which dropped it."

    "I see!" said Benson. "Such an invention would revolutionize anti-submarine warfare!"

    "Exactly. It would enable us to clear the seas of submarines within a couple of months. But there was reason vengeance avenger sale Archives believe that the notorious spy—The Black Tulip—was seeking to get hold of the secret principle behind the theory of the Forsythe Down-draft Depth Charge. There was still several weeks of work to be done on the plans of the invention, and Forsythe feared for his life. Admiral Miles therefore arranged for Forsythe to go to work for Crawford, ostensibly as a chauffeur. Crawford had a completely equipped experimental laboratory in the ESET Smart Security Premium 11.0.159.0 Full Version of his garage, and it was the IM-Magic Partition Resizer 3.7.2 + Activation Key 2021 arrangement for Forsythe."

    "It was ideal," Nellie Gray broke in bitterly, "until The Black Tulip discovered where he was!"

    Commander Anderson nodded. "You're quite right, Miss Gray. The reason I have flown in from Washington to see you, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Mr. Benson, is because in Admiral Miles' notes I find a reference to you. He says that Crawford knows The Avenger well, and has said that if anything arose in the nature of an emergency, he would call upon you."

    "He did," said Benson. "But The Black Tulip was too clever and too fast for him, as you know. Here"—he took from an envelope the card with the tulip attached—"I kept this from the local police. I didn't want them messing the case up."

    "You did right, Mr. Benson," Commander Anderson said, studying the card. "Do you know who The Black Tulip is?"

    Benson nodded. "I think he's Pieter van der Heusen."

    "Ah! You remember Van der Heusen, then?"

    "I've studied the records minutely. I was quite interested in the man. He was a clever spy."

    "So clever that he escaped after the last war. He's back here now, we're certain. But we haven't the faintest idea where he is, or what Jogos de Infantil de Graça para Baixar he's using."

    Anderson paused and added emphatically, "We must find The Black Tulip quickly, Benson—before he tortures the secret of the Down-draft Depth Charge out of Forsythe!"

    It was just then that Cole Wilson stepped into the room, looking anxiously at his watch.

    "I heard the conversation over the recording system," he said. "I don't like to bother you at a time like this, Dick, but Smitty hasn't come back. He said he'd return in twenty minutes, and you know our rule—always make contact by phone or radio if unable to keep an appointment."

    "It means Smitty's in trouble!" Nellie exclaimed. Gone was her former anger at him for having gone off on a tangent. Now she was full of concern, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "He must be killed or captured—otherwise, he'd have phoned!"

    "Evidently he's run into something bigger than he expected," Benson said. He glanced at Cole Wilson. "Where did he go?"

    Wilson went out and came hack in a moment with a cylindrical record. Every conversation that took place Sublime Text Crack v4.4107 & License Key [2021] Free a visitor to Justice, Inc, vengeance avenger sale Archives. was automatically recorded for future reference. Now, Wilson vengeance avenger sale Archives the record back and they heard Emma Puglese telling Smitty about the dog, and about the coffins, and that they were usually delivered to Strake's.

    When the record was finished. Benson's lips were tight. He glanced at Lieutenant Commander Anderson. "Will you do me the honor to use this place as your headquarters while working on the Forsythe case? We'll co-operate with you to the fullest, of course. But I must beg you to excuse me while I go look after Smitty."

    It was one of the inviolable rules of Justice, Inc., that when one member of the organization was in trouble or in danger, the others would drop everything and pile in to his help. Otherwise, the underworld would vengeance avenger sale Archives ago have vengeance avenger sale Archives in whittling them down, one by one. Each knew that in the event of peril he could count on the others to fight through hell or high water to his side. And this knowledge contributed greatly to the compact efficiency of Justice, Inc.

    And thus, ten minutes later, Dick Benson was walking slowly down Farr Street, toward the undertaking parlor of Sylvester Strake.



    6. THE BED OF TULIPS

    BENSON paused at the door just as Smitty had done before, and Otto, who was once more standing outside, stepped over to him.

    "You looking for some one, mister?"

    "Why, yes," Benson said mildly, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "I'm looking for a rather big man. I believe he came here a little while ago."

    "Sure, mister," said Otto. "He's inside. We were sort of expecting you to come looking for him." He put his hand in his coat pocket and with his left hand he rang the bell.

    The door was immediately opened by Carl.

    "Go right in, mister," said Otto, showing Benson the bulge in his coat. "It'll be a pleasure to entertain you!"

    The one great mistake that Otto made was not to vengeance avenger sale Archives behind him. He had not, therefore, seen the long, sleek car which had crept along the street in Benson's wake, nor had he seen the trim figure of Nellie Gray descend and move toward them like some lissome princess of fairyland—with this difference, that no fairy princess ever carried a caliber pistol!

    Nellie pushed the muzzle of the pistol against Otto's spine.

    "Don't forget me, young man," she said. "I'm in this party, too!"

    Otto stiffened. For a fraction of a second his attention was pulled away from Benson.

    That was all The Avenger needed. He gripped Otto's gun wrist in fingers of steel, drew it out of his pocket FAQs apparent effort, and twisted his arm behind his back, all in one swift, fluid motion.

    Otto cried out at the pressure on his arm, and let go of the gun he had been holding. Nellie Gray caught it as it fell.

    Benson swung Otto around and gave him a stiff shove that sent him stumbling through the open doorway, into Carl.

    Then, before either of them could regain his balance, Benson and Nellie stepped inside and Nellie closed the door. She leaned against it, smiling winsomely, and covering both Carl and Otto, her own pistol in her right hand, and Otto's in her left.

    "And now, gentlemen," Dick Benson said mildly, "I'll thank you to take me to where you're holding Mr. Algernon Smith!"

    His eyes were cold and hard as he spoke. And he added softly, vengeance avenger sale Archives, "I hope—for your sakes—that he hasn't been harmed!"

    "To hell with you!" growled Otto.

    Benson sighed. He stepped in with a motion so fast that Otto did not know what was happening until both his wrists were twisted behind him.

    Benson gripped both of those wrists in one hand, and though Otto struggled and fought, he was powerless to break that hold.

    With his left thumb, Benson pressed against a certain point under Otto's armpit, vengeance avenger sale Archives. He increased the pressure, and Otto uttered an involuntary cry of pain.

    He tried to squirm away, but the pressure increased inexorably. The gunman tried to scream, but the sound died in his throat and changed to a moan of agony as Benson dug his thumb deep into that spot. Sweat sprang out on Otto's face and on the back of his neck. The pain was so sharp and so intense that he could barely catch his breath.

    Benson's face was grim and hard.

    "My friend's life is in the balance," he said tightly. "Do you think The Avenger fights with kid gloves when his friends' lives are in danger? Talk fast or I'll increase the pressure till you die of the agony!"

    "Stop! Stop!" Otto gasped, his face running with perspiration.

    Benson nodded grimly and relaxed the pressure a bit.

    "Talk!"

    "Smithis downbelow. The headquartersofThe Black Tulip—"

    Nellie uttered an exclamation. Benson's eyes glittered.

    "Show me!"

    "Thisway—"

    Otto nodded his head feebly toward the wall at the rear.

    Benson spoke swiftly to Nellie over his shoulder.

    "Smitty must have blundered into something. We mustn't miss on this. It means even more than Smitty's life!"

    "Right, Dick!" she said. She kept Carl covered while Otto led The Avenger to the secret door at the rear and pressed the concealed button that opened it.

    "What lies beyond here?" Benson demanded.

    Otto was no longer defiant. All the fight had gone out of him. He was pathetically eager to please, lest he be subjected to the terrible agony of that pressure beneath his armpit.

    "It's the headquarters of The Black Tulip," he said, the words fairly spilling out of his mouth. "Down there, more than fifty people work. They are the home-office organization. From here the orders go out which direct the work of German spies all over the United States, vengeance avenger sale Archives. It's the heart of The Black Tulip's organization!"

    "All right," said Benson. He motioned for Otto to move back next to Carl, where Nellie could cover him. From his pocket he took a small box that resembled a snuff box. From the box he took a wad of something that looked like cotton, about a quarter inch in diameter, and put it in his mouth. Then he took two small glass ampules from the box and returned the box to his pocket. He nodded to Nellie and stepped through the secret doorway.

    "Don't take any lead slugs when you're not looking, Dick!" Nellie called after him. "And see if you can bring Smitty back all in one piece!"

    Benson didn't answer. But the smile upon his face was almost that of an avenging angel as he strode down the length of the corridor toward the secret door at the other end.

    He pressed that button as Otto had directed, and stepped through into that strange and hellish underground world which was ruled over by the man who called himself The Black Tulip.

    He saw the bed of tulips, flecked with blood-red blobs, and he remembered the flower he had found upon the strait-jacketed body of George Crawford, and his mouth tightened into a straight, thin line. He saw the glassed-in booths where men and women worked all day and all night to destroy America, and his eyes flickered with a strange and unholy light.

    At the rear, Dick Benson stopped before a door. He turned the knob and stepped inside.

    Swiftly, his eyes scanned the contents of the room, noted the single tulip in the glass of water, the picture of Hitler on the wall, vengeance avenger sale Archives, the strait-jacketed figure of Stanton Forsythe, breathing with difficulty against the tight-notched torture corset, and then, on the floor, vengeance avenger sale Archives, the bound figure of Algernon Heathcote Smith, face vengeance avenger sale Archives and bruised, but grinning nevertheless.

    "Hi, Smitty!" he said.

    "Hi, Dick!" Smitty said through his cut lips. "They couldn't find a strait-jacket big enough for me. What do you think of that?"

    Dick Benson glanced over to the desk where Strake sat, his big bald head gleaming, his small, cruel eyes flickering with quick doubt.

    "Smitty wears a size 52, Colonel Strake," Benson said in a conversational tone.

    Lambertini was standing behind Forsythe's chair, getting ready to tighten the strait jacket another notch, and the sweat was standing out vengeance avenger sale Archives the inventor's forehead.

    Forsythe groaned. "Why did you have to come here, Avenger? Now they'll get you, vengeance avenger sale Archives, too!"

    Strake arose from behind the desk.

    "I see you are unarmed, Avenger," he said smoothly. "Have you come to make terms with me?"

    "Yes," Dick Benson said slowly. "I've come to make terms, vengeance avenger sale Archives. I'll accept unconditional surrender—nothing less!"

    Strake smiled queerly and put his hand in the drawer of the desk.

    "It would seem," he said slowly, "that I am the one to make the terms—"

    "That's where you're wrong!" Benson said.

    He flipped one of the glass ampules over on the desk, vengeance avenger sale Archives. It fell on the glass top and broke. At the same time he flipped the other ampule over toward Lambertini, vengeance avenger sale Archives. It struck the back of Forsythe's chair and broke there.

    The effect of those two glass ampules was startling, to say the least.

    They contained a highly concentrated ether compound which had been developed by Fergus MacMurtrie, the chemical wizard who worked for The Avenger. The properties of this secret—formula ether compound were such that unconsciousness could be induced by one cc. in a hundred thousand cubic meters of free air within a period of one half second.

    MacMurtrie had developed the ether compound for the United States Secret Service, and Dick Benson was, perhaps, the only person in civilian life who had access to it, for he had lent MacMurtrie's services to the army for this purpose.

    Sylvester Strake fell over on the desk in the act of reaching for the gun in the drawer. Lambertini just folded up and lay down to sleep on the floor against Forsythe's chair.

    Benson himself was chewing upon the wad of cotton, impregnated with a special solution which made him immune to the effects of the drug by energizing certain salivary glands in his mouth. But Smitty and Forsythe enjoyed no such immunity, and they went out like a light, vengeance avenger sale Archives, just as fast as Strake and Lambertini. Benson smiled grimly. He crossed to the desk and picked up the phone.

    A switchboard operator somewhere in the building said, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "Yes, Colonel Strake?"

    "Give me Liberty ," Benson said, mumbling his words so that the operator should not recognize that it was not Colonel Strake.

    Liberty was the number of Justice, Inc. In a moment, Cole Wilson answered.

    Swiftly, Benson switched from English to Hindustani, vengeance avenger sale Archives. That, he was sure, was a language which The Black Tulip's switchboard operator would not understand, even if she were listening in.

    Concisely, he told Cole Wilson what had happened, and instructed him to inform Commander Anderson.

    "Have Anderson raid this place at once," he ordered. "I'll break a master capsule outside in the main room and that will render them all vengeance avenger sale Archives of set vengeance avenger sale Archives all in Anderson's lap when he comes with the raiding squad. We don't want to give them a chance to destroy a single paper!"

    Cole Wilson acknowledged the orders, still speaking in Hindustani, which he had learned during his five years as a surveyor for the British government in India. He rang off, and Benson opened his snuff box again, and took from it a large glass ampule, about the size of a four-ounce bottle. There was enough concentrated anaesthetic in there to render a whole town unconscious. He opened the door of the office, stepped out and hurled the capsule out onto the concrete walk. Then he stepped back inside, confident that MacMurtrie's solution would do its work well. He had instructed Cole Wilson to prepare wads of cotton saturated with the antidote, for the use of Commander Anderson's raiding squad, so that they would not succumb to the fumes.

    Smiling a little, he set about the task of releasing the unconscious Forsythe from the strait jacket, and of untying Smitty's bonds.

    Half an hour later the raid was complete, affording the Intelligence Service the greatest haul of spies since the beginning of the war, and including the spy master himself—Pieter van der Heusen, known as The Black Tulip.

    Smitty was sitting up, half groggy, and rubbing his eyes. He looked up to see Benson and Nellie watching him amusedly.

    "Wake up, big boy," said Nellie. "You done noble—even if you didn't know what you were doing. Justice, Inc. is going to give you a wooden medal!"

    "Gosh!" exclaimed Smitty, suddenly coming to his full senses. He began to scramble up to his feet.

    "Take it easy, big boy," said Nellie. vengeance avenger sale Archives your hurry? You haven't any place to vengeance avenger sale Archives what you think, beautiful!" Smitty told her with a grin. "I hope to tell you I have some place to go!"

    "But where—"

    "To vengeance avenger sale Archives my girl friend!"

    "Girl friend!" Nellie exclaimed with a sudden tinge of jealousy. "Since when—"

    Smitty grinned. "Her name is Emma Puglese, and she's ten years old, and I have to go and tell her that the bad man who killed her dog is being punished!"

    "Oh!" said Nellie Gray.



    III. — VENGEANCE ON THE AVENGER

    Cover

    First published in Clues Detective Stories, January



    The minutes of the hour ticked rapidly away—only one hour to save friends from death and an innocent man from being framed on a murder charge!



    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1. The Phone Booth
    2. "In One Hour!"
    3. Escape
    4. "Where's Your Warrant?"
    5. The Trail
    6. London Louis
    7. Fiery Cabin


    1. THE PHONE BOOTH

    DICK BENSON emerged from the gloomy train platform into the comparative brightness of the Deerchester station. Before he had taken half a dozen steps along with the rest of the thronging passengers, he heard his name being paged by a Western Union messenger girl.

    "Mr. Benson!" the vengeance avenger sale Archives was calling in a high-pitched voice. "Telegram for Mr. Richard Benson!"

    She was standing just outside the platform where the passengers from the New York train were emerging.

    Benson's eyes narrowed. He did not at once respond. Instead, he glanced swiftly around the station. He noted that two men were standing a little way from the platform gate, near one of the soft drink stands, and that though they held glasses of orange juice in their hands, they were not drinking, but were eying the incoming passengers like hawks poised for the kill.

    Benson's face remained expressionless. He moved around in such a way that he could see those two men and approached the messenger girl.

    "I'm Benson," he said.

    The girl smiled and gave him a yellow envelope. It was addressed to: "Mr. Richard Benson, arriving Deerchester, six eighteen from New York."

    "Sign here, please," said the girl.

    He signed for the telegram, gave the girl a tip, and waited for her to go away. Then he opened the envelope.

    The telegram said:


    SUGGEST YOU TAKE NEXT TRAIN BACK. THE AVENGER MAY BE A BIG SHOT IN NEW YORK BUT Vengeance avenger sale Archives A BAD INSURANCE RISK IN DEERCHESTER. JUNIUS JONES.


    Benson folded the telegram carefully and put it in his pocket. Then he headed across the vengeance avenger sale Archives expanse of the station toward the telephone booths. He entered one of the booths, inserted a nickel and spun the dial half a dozen times at random as if he were calling a number. He did this with his right hand, holding the telephone receiver against his ear by resting it on his shoulder. In this way he kept his left hand free. With this hand he dipped into his coat pocket and produced a small automatic pistol and snicked off the safety catch. He had left the door of the booth open so that the light did not go on. Therefore the barrel of the gun did not glint as he held it close against his stomach, pointing outward.

    He turned his head slightly and saw the two men who had been watching him. They had left the orange juice counter and were now close to the phone booth. The nearest one was holding something wrapped in a handkerchief in his right hand, while the other was standing behind him in such a way as to shield his companion's actions from anyone who might be passing.

    The fellow with the handkerchief-wrapped object moved up so that he was squarely in front of the open booth door. His face was grim and murderous as he thrust the object forward into the booth against Benson's side.

    "Take it now, Avenger!" he grated. "Regards from Junius Jones—"

    His voice was punctuated by the spiteful bark of Benson's automatic. The little gun kicked ever so slightly as Benson pulled the trigger, and a slug smashed into the killer's chest, just above the heart.

    At the same time Benson's right arm came down in a sweeping swing that knocked the handkerchief-wrapped gun aside. That was unnecessary, however, for the other's gun did not even explode by reflex action. The man was dead on his feet. His eyes snapped wide open like those of a china sleeping-doll when one sits it up. He swung slowly around against the adjoining booth and then slid down to the floor.

    Deftly, Benson flipped the automatic out of the booth and it went slithering along the tiles. Almost in the same motion he kicked the door of the phone booth shut.

    The single shot, though not very loud, had attracted plenty of attention from the passing crowd. Heads swung around and people stopped abruptly at sight of the vengeance avenger sale Archives man and the sliding gun. The dead man's companion, his face contorted with surprise and mystification, turned to run.

    Benson yanked open the door of the phone booth.

    "Get that man!" he shouted, pointing at the fleeing man's back.

    A cry of anger went up from the crowd and half a dozen men threw themselves upon the fugitive, carrying him down to the floor. A railroad guard came running up from one direction and vengeance avenger sale Archives uniformed patrolman from the other. They lit into the crowd and collared the captive, dragging him to his feet.

    "He shot the man!" someone exclaimed indignantly, pointing to the slumped body against the phone booth. "Killed him in cold blood!"

    "And then he threw the gun away and started to run!" another added.

    "Hah!" said the uniformed cop, shaking the captive like a rat. "London Louis." He glanced across at the body of the dead man and his lips curled in contempt. "And that's Benny Slocum, the guy you've been palling around with. Why, you rat!"

    "No, no!" shrieked London Louis. "I didn't do it! I swear I didn't kill him. Vengeance avenger sale Archives Avenger killed him. I tell you it was The Avenger! He's in there—"

    London Louis' vengeance avenger sale Archives widened as his finger pointed toward the empty telephone booth, out of which Benson had slipped in the confusion.

    The cop laughed unsympathetically. "The Avenger, eh? A likely story. What would The Avenger be doing in Deerchester? He's in New York—"

    "I tell you it was The Avenger—"

    "Tell it to the Judge!" Deftly the cop snapped handcuffs on him. "This time, you rat, you'll fry. You can't squirm out of this murder!"


    2. "IN ONE HOUR!"

    OUTSIDE the railroad station, Dick Benson was moving serenely through the crowded street without looking back even once. To look at him no one would have thought that he was The Avenger—for whose body on a slab in the morgue the overlords of the underworld would have paid a fabulous reward. For he was the one instrument of justice which they feared more than the law. It was he who meted out unofficial punishment to those criminals who considered themselves above the law. He was bound neither by the entangling strands of red tape nor by the intricate trickery of clever lawyers.

    Whenever The Avenger appeared, the overlords of the criminal underworld got the jitters. That was why this desperate attack had been made upon him tonight.

    But as he made his way up Broad Street from the railroad station, he was not as serene and composed as he outwardly appeared. Jogos de NSFW de Graça para Baixar attack at the station meant much more than a mere attempt upon his life. Two days ago, Nellie Gray and Algy Smith had come here to Deerchester upon a mission that had seemed of minor importance.

    But since then there had been no single word from them, vengeance avenger sale Archives. It seemed that they had been swallowed up by the maw of the great unknown.

    Petite, demure, golden-haired Nellie Gray, and big, powerful Smitty were the right and left hands of The Avenger. Himself a veteran crimefighter, he had taught them much of what he knew. They were capable, clever, shrewd campaigners and dangerous fighters. It could be no ordinary antagonist who had brought about their disappearance.

    In the ptgui registration key Archives known as Justice, Inc., of which The Avenger was the head, there was a standing rule that all members operating in the field must report in by telephone, telegraph, cable, radio, or any other means at their command at regular intervals. Failure to make such regular report could mean only one of two things—death or capture.

    It was for this reason that Benson had boarded the first train for Deerchester—only to find that the enemy had anticipated his arrival and arranged a lethal reception that vengeance avenger sale Archives missed its goal by a small margin.

    The name signed to that decoy telegram meant a good deal to Benson. Ten years ago he had held this Junius Jones at the point of a gun with his finger grimly ready to pull the trigger. That man, known AVG Internet Security 21.6.6446.0 Crack 2021 Product Key & Keygen Junius Jones, had groveled for his miserable life and though his life was forfeit. Benson had spared it. He had let the man go, knowing full well that Junius Jones would never forget that moment of abject pleading—and would someday return to wipe off the score.

    Here then was the day of reckoning that Junius Jones must have planned for with careful diligence and cunning.

    Two blocks from the railroad station, Broad Street was intersected by Main Street. Benson turned west and stopped before a small store which was only dimly illuminated from within, with no lights in the windows. The lettering on the plate-glass window said:


    DOBERMANN — ANTIQUES


    In the window was an old, high-backed Empire chair. Flanking the chair on either side were two small easels, upon which were displayed twin miniature, gilt-framed oil paintings, also vengeance avenger sale Archives the Empire period.

    But it was not at these that Benson glanced. His eyes were fixed upon the one incongruous thing in the window display—a modern book, which stood open upon the seat of the chair. There were rubber bands around the first and second portions of the book, in such a way that it remained open at pagewhich was facing outward. The name of the book, which Benson discerned by peering around at the opposite page, was Main Street.

    It was strange indeed that the proprietor of Dobermann's Antique Store should have chosen to embellish his display of antique period furniture with a copy of a book written and published in the twentieth century. But if anyone's curiosity had been aroused to the point of making inquiries he would have found it impossible to do so for the store was closed.

    But The Avenger, it seemed, had no desire to make any inquiries at all. In fact, he hardly stopped in front of the window display for long enough to make his interest noticeable. Yet when he moved on there was a certain grim purpose in his aspect that had not been there before. And if he had been on guard before he was doubly so now.

    He was not taken by surprise, therefore, when the car pulled up alongside the curb, pacing him as he walked swiftly up Main Street. He stopped abruptly in midstride and swung around, facing the car. His right hand was in his coat pocket gripping something bulky there, and his eyes were twin pinpoints of fire as they lanced into the interior of that car.

    The driver was apparently paying no attention to Benson for his vengeance avenger sale Archives were on the wheel and he was staring straight ahead as he tooled the car forward at a snail's pace. Within the automobile the face of a man was discernible, leaning forward at the window. The window was closed almost up to the top, leaving only a crack open.

    The moment Benson spotted that white face in the window he became taut, his features hardening into stern Ableton Live 11 Crack With Keygen + Torrent Full Version Download [2021] uncompromising lines. He stood facing the car, regardless of the occasional passersby in the street. With his hand still gripping the gun in his pocket he stepped closer to the car. The face inside became clearer: the pinched nose; the lips, almost too red to belong to a man, vengeance avenger sale Archives in a smile, the small, quick, malicious eyes which were filled with a glittering light of hatred; and the bald and gleaming head which shone like a polished stone in the gloomy light of the dimmed-out street.

    "We meet again, Avenger!" said the man. "We meet again after ten years. Do you remember the last time we met?"

    "Yes," said Benson. "I remember it very well, Junius Jones. I had a gun on you that time. And now, too."

    Junius Jones laughed softly, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "Ah, yes. I see that thing in your pocket. But this time I shan't beg for my life. This time I'm sitting in a bulletproof car, behind bulletproof glass. This time you're the one who'll do the begging!"

    "For my life?" The Avenger asked scornfully.

    "Perhaps not. But for the lives of your friends. Will you beg for their lives, Avenger? I can kill them any time I want to. How would you like that, Avenger? Think of that big ox, Smitty, vengeance avenger sale Archives. And the beautiful girl, Nellie Gray. Would you like to see them alive and breathing again? Then beg!"

    "You lie!" said Benson.

    The face of the other became twisted with rage. "I hold them prisoner, I tell you! I can kill them in five minutes!"

    "Prove it!"

    "If I prove it what'll you pay for their lives?"

    "Any price you name."

    "Even your own life?" Junius Jones' eyes were glittering as he asked that question with indecent eagerness, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "Will you give up even your life for theirs?"

    "Even that," The Avenger said evenly.


    "AH!" The other's breath was exhaled in a long deep sigh. "I would like that. I would like to see you put your own gun in your mouth and pull the trigger!"

    "Show me your proof," said Benson. "Prove to me that Nellie Gray and Smitty are in your hands."

    "You shall have the proof in an hour, Avenger!"

    Benson smiled grimly, vengeance avenger sale Archives. A load seemed suddenly to have been removed from his mind. "In an hour? Then you're bluffing, Jones! You haven't got them yet. You're going to try to get them!"

    "What of it? You're helpless. You don't know where to go first, or where to look for them. You've had no word from them for two days. You haven't spoken to anyone since you got here. You haven't the slightest clue to work on and you don't dare to go to the police!"

    The Avenger's eyes flickered. "Nevertheless, I've had a message from them."

    "You're mad. It can't be. I've played my hand too carefully. For ten years I've planned this; planned and studied every move. It's like a game that I've played a thousand times. I know it by heart. I knew you'd come to Deerchester if Toby Dobermann got in trouble. So I framed him for a murder and I even fixed it up in New York, so you'd have to send your friends instead of coming yourself."

    "Ah!" said Benson. "I see!"

    "And when your friends came," Jones hurried on, "I fixed it so they'd find a clue to the real murderer. I led them on a chase into the trap I'd prepared for them. Right now, Mr. Avenger, your friends are barricaded in a certain place, with my men on the outside. They've got their murderer. All they have to do is bring him out of there and turn him over to the police, and they'll clear Toby Dobermann. But," his pinched features became satanically sardonic "but they'll never get out of that place alive!"

    Benson suddenly smiled. "Thanks, Jones. You've taken a load off my mind. Now I know there's a fighting chance for Nellie and Smitty!"

    "Never believe it, Avenger! My men can storm that place and kill them at will. I was only waiting for you to come. It's you I want, Avenger. I've planned well, vengeance avenger sale Archives, believe me. Those two who tried for you at the railroad station just now were merely the first shock troops. In a way I'm glad they failed. I'd much rather see you die by your own hand!"

    "I'm sure it would be a pleasure to you," said Benson.

    "In an hour!" Jones barked through the window. "In an hour I'll send you proof that I can kill your friends at will. Where will you be?"

    "At Toby Dobermann's," said Benson.

    Jones smiled craftily. "You don't know where Toby Dobermann is hiding out. You'll never find him, vengeance avenger sale Archives, I know. I've had him watched ever since he escaped. The police are searching everywhere for him. When I'm ready, I'll have him killed, too. But you—you'll never find him. Your friends had no chance to communicate with you. They couldn't have told you where he went."

    The Avenger smiled. He said nothing.

    Junius Jones smiled, too—a vicious little smile, framed by those red, almost womanish lips of his.

    "In an hour, Avenger," he murmured. "I give you an hour to find out you're beaten. When you give up, phone me. You'll find my name in the phone book. I'll have the proof you want. And I'll ask for your life!"

    He spoke a word to his driver and the car moved away.


    BENSON made no attempt to follow it or to fire through the window at that vindictive face. No slug could have pierced the protection of that bulletproof glass.

    As soon as the car was gone he resumed his course down Main Street. In the next block he came abreast of No.

    No. Main Street—the address indicated by the page number and title of the book displayed vengeance avenger sale Archives Dobermann's window, was an unpretentious brownstone house with a high stoop. A modest sign in the door announced:


    FURNISHED ROOMS


    Benson made no attempt to ascertain whether he was being followed. He stopped before the house for just a moment, then ascended the steps of the high stoop and rang the bell.

    After a vengeance avenger sale Archives the door was opened by a dark-haired girl of about twenty-two. Her face was drawn and tense, and there was a pallor in her cheeks, which spoke of sleepless nights and long vigils.

    "Yes?" she said.

    "You're Sally Dobermann? Vengeance avenger sale Archives wife?"

    Suddenly she seemed to congeal within herself. "Iyou must be mistaken—" she started to close the door. Benson made no attempt to stop her physically. He only said, "I'm Benson."

    Her eyes widened. "TheThe Avenger?"

    "Yes."

    She vengeance avenger sale Archives at him with doubt and suspicion struggling perceptibly in her eyes. "Prove it!"

    Benson smiled. "Nellie Gray and Smitty were here two days ago. Before they left they told you I might come if anything happened to them, vengeance avenger sale Archives. They told you to set up the book in the window display at the store—knowing that I'd go there first, and if it was closed that I'd look for some message."

    "And you found the message!"

    "It was very easy. I'm surprised that Junius Jones didn't spot it."

    There was still a bit of doubt in her eyes. "Howhow do I know he didn't spot it? How do I know you're not one of hishis killers?"

    "Ask me anything you like. But do it quickly. Time is short."

    "All right. If you're really The Avenger you must have known Toby's father."

    "Yes. I knew him."

    "His name?"

    "Jan Dobermann. He was a South African. I met him in Johannesburg many years before the war. He was a curio dealer. There was a bandit out there in those days who went by the name of Junius Jones. Jan Dobermann and I tracked him down and fought it out with his gang and captured Jones. The mistake we made was in sparing his life."

    Sally Dobermann nodded. "All you say is true. But you haven't told me anything that Junius Jones doesn't know as well. I must be sure—absolutely sure—that you're The Avenger."

    "When Jan Dobermann died," Benson said slowly, "I promised him on his deathbed that I'd always be ready to help his son, Toby, in trouble. Jan had two watches which he had brought with him from South Africa. They were twin watches, eighteen-carat gold, and no larger than a dime. He gave me one of them and the other to Toby. Here's mine."

    From his fob pocket he produced a little glistening golden watch so small that there was no room for the numbers to be inscribed on the face. They were indicated merely by dots.

    The moment she saw that watch all doubt and suspicion vanished from Sally's face.

    "Come in, please," she said. "And thank God it's you. II couldn't have stood it much longer!"


    3. ESCAPE.

    BENSON entered and Sally quickly closed the door, vengeance avenger sale Archives. They were in a narrow hallway with a sitting room opening off to the left and a staircase up ahead.

    "This is my aunt's home," Sally Dobermann explained breathlessly. "My aunt converted it to a rooming house this Fall when the airplane factory went on a twenty-four-hour schedule and hired a lot of new night men. The tenants are on the late shift and they won't be home till after midnight. For two days we've been hiding Toby in the hall bedroom on the top floor, but the police are sure to think of this place sooner or later. Junius Jones knows about it. His men keep a constant watch."

    She shuddered. "Itit's dreadful, seeing those men always outside and knowing that they could give us away to the police any time they want!"

    "You needn't worry about that for another hour," Benson told her quietly. "I've talked to Jones. He's given me an ultimatum. It expires in vengeance avenger sale Archives hour."

    "How can you do anything in a hour? Your young lady with the golden hair has disappeared, and so has that big tall man who came with her. Junius Jones holds the whip hand. He's playing with Toby and me like a cat with a pair of helpless mice. An hour is so short—"

    "Then let's not waste a minute of it," Benson said.

    "I'm sorry!" she exclaimed contritely and led the way up the stairs. At the top floor she stopped before the door of the hall bedroom at the front. Very gently she turned a key in the lock and pushed the door open.

    The room within was in darkness except for a feeble little seven-watt blackout light which was plugged into a wall outlet in the baseboard, close to the floor. It afforded just enough illumination to discern the figure of Toby Dobermann, lying on a mattress on the floor. His face was gaunt and unshaven, and stricken with the pallor of one who is close to death. He lay on his back with a thin blanket covering him from the hips down. There was a bandage swathed tightly across his chest and another around his right shoulder. Both of them were saturated with blood. The wounded man turned his head at the sound of the opening door. He looked at them out of deep-sunk, bloodshot eyes. He saw his wife and croaked, "Sally—"

    Then his glance jerked to Benson. A spasmodic twinge contorted his features. He drew his left hand out from under the blanket. It was gripping a square-cut, short-barreled automatic pistol. He pointed it at Benson.

    "Stand still!" he ordered hoarsely. "Who are you?"

    "It's all night, Toby!" Sally exclaimed swiftly. "It—it's The Avenger!"

    "Ah!" said Toby Dobermann. His whole body seemed to relax, as if a terrific tension had been removed. He let his hand drop to the floor and laid the automatic on the mattress.

    Benson came and knelt beside him, vengeance avenger sale Archives. He inspected the two bandages.

    "Sally had to fix them," Toby Dobermann said, speaking with difficulty. "We didn't dare to call a doctor. I broke two ribs jumping from the courthouse window, and a bullet caught me in the shoulder just as I was turning the corner. But I managed to get away"

    "They accused him of murdering one of his wealthy customers," Sally broke in hurriedly. "A Mr. Pelton. The police saw a light in the back of the store one evening and tried the door and found it open. Mr. Pelton's body was in the office at the rear, vengeance avenger sale Archives. He'd been shot at close range and it turned out that the gun that killed him belonged to Toby. At the preliminary hearing, two men testified that Toby and Mr. Pelton had had a violent quarrel that evening. Both those men lied, of course. They're in the pay of Junius Jones."


    BENSON nodded impatiently. "I know the facts. You were arraigned the next morning. You had wired me for help and I had sent Nellie Gray and Smitty, vengeance avenger sale Archives, but when they got here you had already made your escape. They contacted Sally and got some kind of clue and went to follow it up."

    "It was a trap," Toby Dobernann gasped. "Someone tipped them off where to find the murderer. They went out on that tip and that's the last we heard of them!"

    Sally knelt beside Dick Benson and bent over to arrange her husband's bandages, speaking quickly as she worked over them. "Miss Gray was clever, though. She told me that you were out of New York on some other matter, and she couldn't reach you because your headquarters in New York, ZD Soft Screen Recorder 11.3.0 Serial key 2021 Full Crack [Latest], Inc., wasn't manned by anyone. She couldn't get in touch with you to tell you where Toby was hiding out, and she didn't dare to leave a message anywhere, so she arranged to leave that book in the store window. She said you'd understand."

    Benson got to his vengeance avenger sale Archives and stood over the wounded man. His thoughts were winging swiftly to that unknown spot where Nellie Gray and Smitty were probably fighting for their lives at this very moment. He had made a promise to this wounded man's father to help him; but he also owed a duty to Nellie and Algy Smith. He must find out where they had gone, where this trap was, vengeance avenger sale Archives, into which they had walked in search of a murderer. Never had any member of Justice, Inc. needed the help of the others without receiving it. And this one time—when their lives were in the balance—he must not fail them. He had less than an hour now; minutes of precious time in which he must trace their steps, follow the course they had taken and reach their side. But, also, vengeance avenger sale Archives, he must consider Toby Dobermann, who lay here, wounded and helpless, at the mercy of Junius Jones.

    Something of the cruel problem which faced him must have been communicated to Toby and his wife, for they watched him in silence, as if awaiting his decision. Toby reached up a hand and said impulsively, "Go after your friends, Avenger. Leave me here. The chances are that I'll be all right. Junius Jones has left me alone so far."

    Benson smiled bitterly. "He left you alone, vengeance avenger sale Archives, only because he hoped I'd come looking for you. You were bait, by which he hoped to snare me. Now that I've come he has nothing more to gain by leaving you free. He may be notifying the police right now—"

    Sally uttered a cry of despair. "We can't let Toby be arrested. The police are being goaded on by the newspapers to obtain a conviction. The district attorney is ambitious and ruthless. They'll give Toby the third degree in spite of his wounds. Junius Jones has tremendous power in the city, and he'll exert all his influence to see to it that they force a confession out of Toby—or else kill him in the process. Please—you can't let them take Toby in!"

    Benson looked down at the wounded man. "Can you walk?"

    "Yes—with a little help. I'd have to lean on someone."

    Benson turned to Sally. "Is there a way out of this vengeance avenger sale Archives the front door?"

    She nodded swiftly. "There's a basement exit in the rear. And I have a car in the back street. II had thought of getting Toby out that way, but Junius Jones has a man watching in the backyard—"

    "All right," said Benson, making a swift decision, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "We'll have vengeance avenger sale Archives chance it!"

    Between them they helped Toby to his feet. Sally got a topcoat and wrapped it around him, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Then they helped him out of the room and down the stairs.

    Toby's face was drained of all color and he was grimly biting his lip by the time they reached the main floor.

    The cellar door was at the back of the stairs, and they worked their way down, slowly and vengeance avenger sale Archives. There was no light down here and they felt their way toward the back door. Benson put his face close to the grimy glass and peered out into the night. He caught the glow of a cigarette and discerned the figure of a man standing in the yard, half a dozen feet from the door.

    He heard the rasping breathing of Toby Dobermann at his side, and the swiftly caught breath of Sally as she realized that if this man gave the alarm the watchers out in front would come hurrying to his assistance.


    "ITit can't be done!" she gasped. "We need time. Toby can't run. If you shoot that man the others will come and the fight will bring the police—"

    "Wait here!" Benson whispered. He inched the door open and squeezed out into the yard.

    The man on watch stiffened and his hand darted to his shoulder bolster. It emerged, gripping a gun.

    "Stand still—"

    That was all the man got a chance to say, for Benson stepped in swiftly, swinging downward with his left hand. He seized the man's gun wrist, twisting sideways as he did so. His fingers clamped like iron on the man's wrist while with his right hand he gripped the gun barrel and bent it upward and back with his thumb under the fellow's trigger finger so that he couldn't pull the trigger.

    Benson thrust powerfully against the upraised barrel, still retaining his grip upon the other's wrist with his left hand. Vengeance avenger sale Archives this way the man's own gun became a fulcrum upon which his wrist broke under Benson's inexorable pressure.

    The snapping of the bone made a crunching, brittle sound, and the man uttered a little moan and slumped down in a faint.

    Swiftly, Benson caught him and dragged him into the cellar. He laid him on the floor and picked up his gun. He straightened up to see Toby Dobermann and his wife watching him with wide and fascinated eyes.

    "God!" said Toby Dobermann. "I never saw anything as neat as that! II'm beginning to hope again. With you helping me—"

    Benson thrust the gun into Toby's left hand. "Let's get started—"

    He was interrupted by the sudden harsh jangling of the doorbell at the front of the house. It was followed almost immediately by a loud, vengeance avenger sale Archives, authoritative shout: "Open up in there! In the name of the law!"

    "The police!" gasped Sally. "Jones sent them. We haven't a chance. There's nobody home now. The police will break the door in—"

    "Get going!" Benson ordered harshly, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "I'll hold them!"

    "But—"

    "There's no time to argue. If you get Toby out of here, get in the car and drive over to Broad Street and park at one of the park-o-meters. Let Toby lie down in the bottom and cover him with a robe. The police will never think of looking for him on Broad Street. Wait there till you hear from me. If I don't come by midnight start out and try to drive out vengeance avenger sale Archives the state!"

    "No, no!" Sally exclaimed. "We can't let you do it—"

    But he didn't wait to hear vengeance avenger sale Archives protests. He was already racing up the cellar stairs, IObit Driver Booster Pro 7.2.0.598 free download Archives them three at a time. As he reached the top he heard a fervent, "God bless you, Avenger!" And then he was running down the hall toward the front door just as the authoritative voice out there shouted, "All right, boys, we'll vengeance avenger sale Archives the door down!"

    "Just a minute!" Benson shouted. "'Here I come!"

    He reached the door and undid the lock. Then he yanked the door open with his left hand, at the same time slipping his right hand into his Microsoft Office 2019 VL 16.41 Crack Archives pocket.


    4. "WHERE'S YOUR WARRANT?"

    A UNIFORMED policeman and a plainclothes detective shouldered their way into the hall. Behind them, Benson caught a glimpse of the thin, malicious face of Junius Jones. But Jones refrained from entering.

    Benson barred the way of vengeance avenger sale Archives two police officers. "What do you want here?" he demanded.

    The plainclothes detective exhibited a badge in the palm of his hand. "Sergeant Fletcher, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Headquarters Squad," he rasped. "We're searching this house. We have reason to believe that Toby Dobermann, wanted for murder, is hiding in here. Get out of our way."

    He tried to vengeance avenger sale Archives his way past, but Benson effectually barred his progress. "Do you mind showing me your search warrant, sergeant?" he asked mildly.

    "Search warrant!" Fletcher exploded. "We don't need any search warrant. We're looking for a murderer—a fugitive from justice. There's no search warrant needed in such a case—"

    "A warrant is unnecessary," Benson interrupted suavely, "only in the event that a police officer has substantial information, furnished by a reliable authority, which convinces him that a fugitive from justice is in hiding, and may escape before a search warrant can be issued."

    Sergeant Fletcher's eyes narrowed. "Just who are you?" he demanded. "Are you a lawyer?"

    Benson smiled. "Not exactly."

    "You seem to know a lot about the law."

    That was all the man got a chance vengeance avenger sale Archives say, for Benson stepped in swiftly, swinging downward with his left hand.

    "Enough to insist upon your observance of it."

    "All right," said Fletcher, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "If you want to be technical, I can be technical, too. It so happens that I have substantial information which convinces me that Toby Dobermann is hiding in this house and—"

    "Did Junius Jones give you that information?"

    "Yes."

    "Then I'm sorry, but it doesn't come vengeance avenger sale Archives a reliable source. In case you don't know it, Junius Jones has a record that stretches all the way back to the Transvaal, Johannesburg and Cape Town."

    "You're crazy!" said Fletcher. "Jones is the biggest insurance broker in Deerchester, vengeance avenger sale Archives. He couldn't have gotten a license if he had a criminal record."

    "His fingerprints aren't on record," Benson said calmly, "because his gang raided the Cape Town Bureau of Criminal Investigation ten years ago and destroyed the records."

    Junius Jones thrust himself forward, his face livid with anger. "It's a lie! A damned lie! Go ahead, sergeant. Don't let this man stop you. He's only trying to bluff—"

    Fletcher nodded. He motioned to the uniformed patrolman who drew the revolver from the holster at his side. Then he said to Benson, "Whoever you are, mister, I now order you to stand aside. Otherwise, I'll arrest you for interfering with the police in the course of making an arrest!"

    Swiftly, Benson calculated that about five minutes had elapsed since he had left Toby and Sally at the cellar door, vengeance avenger sale Archives. He hoped that they had made it to the car by this time.

    "All right, sergeant," he said, shrugging resignedly. "If you put it that way, I yield. But in the name of the owner of this house, I reserve the right to bring an action against you personally, and the city of Deerchester, for illegal entry. I warn you that if you step into this house and search it, and then fail to find Toby Dobermann here, vengeance avenger sale Archives, you will have to face a court action for fifty thousand dollars!"

    He stepped aside and bowed. "Enter, sergeant—at your own risk!"

    Fletcher looked at him in puzzled fashion. He was manifestly impressed by the threat of the heavy lawsuit. There had been many instances in which over-zealous police officers had violated the constitutional rights of private citizens and had thereafter been compelled to pay large sums of money in damages, in addition to losing their jobs.


    BUT it was Junius Jones who solved the problem for him.

    "Go ahead, Fletcher," he urged. "I'll guarantee to pay any judgment they get against you. And besides, I give you my personal word that Toby Dobermann is in this house—"

    "If he hasn't gotten away through the back door by this time!" the uniformed policeman growled.

    Junius Jones smiled twistedly. "I assure you he couldn't have gotten away through the back. The minute I heard that Dobermann was hiding here I put one of my own boys on guard at the rear, as well as a couple to cover the front. Dobermann hasn't left this house!"

    "That's all I want to know!" Fletcher barked. He barged past Benson, shouting over his shoulder, "All right, boys! Let's go!"

    Two more uniformed policemen shouldered in, following Fletcher, and leaving the first patrolman on guard at the front door with his revolver naked in his hand.

    Benson watched them spread out over the ground floor and a curious smile tugged at his vengeance avenger sale Archives. He turned around and found that Junius Jones had not waited. He was gone.

    Benson saw that the uniformed patrolman was watching him with a frown.

    "Well, officer," he said suavely, "now that everything is settled I think I'll be running along, too—"

    "Nix!" growled the policeman, raising the revolver slightly, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "You stick right here, mister. I'm thinking the sergeant will have plenty to say to you when he's through!"

    Benson shrugged. He put a hand into his breast pocket. The cop stiffened and thrust the revolver forward so that the muzzle was only a few inches from Benson's side. But The Avenger brought his hand out, containing nothing more dangerous than a sterling silver cigarette case.

    The cop grunted and lowered the revolver a bit. Benson smiled at his discomfiture and offered him a cigarette, holding the case high up in front of the officer.

    "No, thanks!" the other growled.

    Benson shrugged again and selected a cigarette for himself. He snapped the case shut and reversed it. There was an ingenious lighter built into the base, and Benson lit the cigarette, vengeance avenger sale Archives, inhaling deeply. He heard Fletcher and his men moving around on the floor, banging closet doors and tramping from room to room. Then they came out into the hall.

    "You, MacAleer," Fletcher ordered one of the men, "take the cellar. Keep your gun handy." He turned to the other. "You come upstairs with me, Adams!"

    He headed up the stairs with Adams in tow while MacAleer's heavy tread sounded, descending the cellar stairs.

    Benson tensed, waiting for MacAleer to discover the body of the guard with the broken wrist.

    From the upper landing Sergeant Fletcher looked down and spoke to the patrolman at the door. "Hold that guy down there, Parsons. Don't let him leave. We'll take him down to the station house with us. There's a little unfinished business I got to take up with him—sort of teach him a few fine points about the law!"

    He was interrupted by an excited yell from the cellar. "Hey! There's a guy down here!" MacAleer shouted.


    PARSONS tensed, swinging his eyes away from Benson for an instant. It was the precise split second for which The Avenger had been waiting and for which he was set. Almost as if his reflexes had been connected to MacAleer's voice by an electric circuit, his right fist shot upward in a short, terrific blow to Parsons' jaw.

    The smack, as bone thudded against bone, was like the cracking of a huge pane of glass. Parsons rose up from his heels as if he were standing on tiptoe and craning his neck to see something. Then he teetered slowly forward. He bent first at the knees, then at the waist, and tumbled slowly down to the floor like a double-jointed acrobat about to do a somersault. Only he never completed the somersault, for he remained where he fell, on his face, without moving.

    Benson rubbed his knuckles. He heard MacAleer still shouting down below, and Fletcher's pounding feet from up above as he hurried to answer the call.

    But Benson didn't wait. He stepped lithely over Parsons, vengeance avenger sale Archives, opened the front door and made his exit.

    A small crowd had gathered in the street and they stared at him as he came down the stoop. They took him for one of the detectives and made way for him. He heard a yell of fury from within, and knew that Fletcher had reached the ground floor and discovered his escape. He strode through the crowd to the police squad car that was parked at the curb and stepped into it. A single swift glance showed him the ignition key still the wheel and he put his foot on the accelerator. The motor had been left running. He had expected this, for it is a practice of police everywhere never to turn off their engines so that they can make a quick start whenever necessary.

    He shifted into first, gave her gas, and pulled away fast, vengeance avenger sale Archives. He threw one last glance back at the house and saw the crowd dispersing wildly in every direction as Sergeant Fletcher came racing a deep purple, and yelling at the top of his lungs.

    Benson was about to duck his head low for the volley he knew would come in a moment, but he saw Fletcher reach the next-to-the-last step of the stoop and trip in his furious haste. The last glimpse Benson had was of the sergeant sprawling at full length Reason 12.2.0 Crack + Keygen Torrent the sidewalk and his revolver slithering out into the gutter.


    5. THE TRAIL.

    BENSON made a right turn at the corner, vengeance avenger sale Archives another right turn at the very next corner. This brought him heading back toward Broad Street. He drove two more blocks, pulled in to the curb and abandoned the police car. He walked swiftly over to Broad Street, his thoughts grim and bleak. True, he had succeeded in getting Toby Dobermann out of danger temporarily. But the most urgent task remained yet to be done: he must trace the steps of Nellie Gray and Smitty, and find the place where they were fighting for their lives.

    They must surely be counting on him, he knew. Never in the past had he failed them. If they went down to their death in battle they would be convinced Is Far Cry 6 cracked already on torrents? he must be dead—otherwise he would have gotten to them somehow.

    So closely did those three work together that they could almost read each other's thoughts. In any given situation, each of them could predict accurately what the others would do. And Benson was certain that neither Nellie nor Smitty would have gone off on the trail of the murderer without leaving him some mark along the road they had vengeance avenger sale Archives. When he had seen the copy of Main Street in Dobermann's window he had recognized it at once as the kind of trail marking that the members of Justice, Inc, vengeance avenger sale Archives. liked to leave. He had thought it would lead him to Nellie and Algy, vengeance avenger sale Archives. But he knew now that it led only to a dead end, for neither Toby Dobermann, nor his wife, could give him the information he needed.

    He was troubled—badly troubled—by the gnawing thought that he had overlooked something along the line; some other trail marking which they had left for him somewhere.

    He turned into Broad Street and immediately spotted the car in which Toby Dobermann had escaped from the rooming house. It was parked in one of the park-o-meter spaces, vengeance avenger sale Archives, and Sally was sitting at the wheel, her face buried in a newspaper. But she was peeking out of the corner of her eye and she saw Benson. She moved over to the window as he came abreast of the car.

    "This is a wonderful place to hide!" she said. "The police cars keep passing us time and again, but they never even give us a second glance!"

    She nodded toward the rear of the car where a bundle under a robe stirred impatiently. "It's tough on Toby, though. I'm afraid his wounds will open again. We have to get him some medical attention before—"

    "Listen to me," Benson cut in harshly. "I'm going to ask you a question and I want you to think hard when you answer, vengeance avenger sale Archives, because the lives of my two dearest friends may depend upon it."

    Sally looked up at him, wide-eyed. "I'm sorry, Mr. Benson, vengeance avenger sale Archives. I I'd forgotten about them, vengeance avenger sale Archives. II'll do my very best."'

    "When Miss Gray arranged that display in the window, were you with her?"

    "Why, yes."

    "Was it after they had received the tip about where to find Pelton's murderer?"

    "Yes—"

    "Ah!" Benson's eyes were glittering. "Now think carefully—what was in the window display before Miss Gray rearranged it?"

    "Why, there were three Empire chairs. Miss Gray took out two of the chairs, and sent me out to buy a copy of Main Street. When I returned she had the two pictures vengeance avenger sale Archives the easels, on either side of the chair, vengeance avenger sale Archives. They're very old pictures of London, you know—-anonymous pictures that we picked up at an auction. I told Miss Gray that they were Victorian and didn't go with the Empire chair, vengeance avenger sale Archives, but she waved me aside and finished the job in a hurry because they had to get away and follow up on the tip."

    Benson breathed a deep sigh. He opened the door of the car and slid in beside Sally.

    "Drive!" he ordered, "Past the store!"

    "Butbut that's on Main Street! Vengeance avenger sale Archives be looking for you on—"

    "Drive!"


    THERE was that in his voice which made her swallow hard and clutch the wheel. She started the car and in a moment they were around the corner on Main Street. As they came abreast of the antique store they could see a huge crowd gathered in front of the rooming house down in the next block, with half a dozen squad cars in the middle of the street.

    "Stop here!" Benson ordered. He opened the door and stepped out and hurried over to the window display. His eyes fastened hungrily on the two pictures. He vengeance avenger sale Archives passed them over without attention the last time, but now be looked at them as a shipwrecked man eyes a distant smudge of smoke.

    The picture on the left-hand easel was an old print of Westminster Abbey. The name, "Westminster Abbey" was printed underneath in Gothic type.

    On the right-hand easel there was a similar print of the Tower of London. The name, "Tower of London," appeared underneath in Gothic type, but something had been done to it—the first two words had been blocked out with a pencil so that the only word remaining was "London." And vengeance avenger sale Archives the lower right-hand corner of the picture there was a signature.

    Benson pressed his face close to the window, trying to decipher that signature in the dark. And his eyes blazed suddenly as he made it out. It was a single scrawled name: Louis!

    With fists clenched, Benson swung back to the car and climbed in. Sally was watching him, her lips parted, one hand at her breast. "Youyou've found something?"

    Benson gripped her wrist. "Are you sure those two pictures were anonymous? There was no signature on either of them?"

    "Positive. They were both unsigned—"

    "All right, get going. Where's the county jail?"

    "Back on Broad Street, at the corner of Meridian."

    "Take me there!"

    "You're mad, Avenger! The county jail is right next door to police headquarters—"

    "Do as I say!"

    Silently, Sally started the car, made a U turn and headed back to Broad Street, then turned left. "Meridian is four blocks—"

    She threw a sidelong glance at Benson and her eyes became wide with wonder, vengeance avenger sale Archives. He had taken out a flat silver case, almost a duplicate of the cigarette case. But this one contained no cigarettes. He had it open on his lap, revealing several neat little compartments containing pigments of various shades. There were miniature artist's brushes in the case and wads of other makeup material. Wonderingly, she watched his long and supple fingers work deftly, applying a bit of makeup to cheekbones, a touch of shading to his upper lip, and a bit of darkish color underneath the eyes.

    So engrossed was she that she almost sideswiped a car alongside her, vengeance avenger sale Archives. She uttered a gasp, twisted the wheel and averted catastrophe. Thereafter she drove with her eyes straight ahead until they reached the county jail.

    "Here it is," she said. "The county jail—"

    She broke off, vengeance avenger sale Archives, as she saw the face beside her. She had heard, of course, along with other stories, that The Avenger was a master hand in the art of disguise. But she had always imagined disguise as being associated with false mustaches, wigs, beards, and other mysterious and cumbersome paraphernalia.

    But she had seen with her own eyes that the only equipment The Avenger had used was that small flat case of makeup. She had seen that he had only applied a dab here and a touch there. Yet here sat a different man, a new personality. The cheekbones were higher, the upper lip seemed longer, the jaw seemed less square and instead of the sense of innate strength which he had formerly conveyed, he now appeared to be a man perhaps ten years older who had dissipated much in earlier years and whose face showed it now in all the cruelty of baggy eyes vengeance avenger sale Archives flabby cheeks and unwelcome wrinkles.

    The Avenger's eyes flickered as he noted her reaction. He nodded as if satisfied. "I guess I'll pass," he said.

    "Butbut how could you do it—"

    "It's the little things that change a man," he told her. "If I put on a false beard, and a pair of eyeglasses, they'd see through it in a minute. But when they look at my face now they'll see only what I have put on it, plus the way I walk and talk."

    He pressed her hand. "Park across the street, I notice there's a parking space over there. Wait twenty minutes. If I don't come out by then, get out of town."

    He leaned over into the back and lifted the robe. Toby Dobermann was asleep.

    "The sleep will do him good. Good luck, Sally."

    "Good luck to you!" she gulped. Then Benson was gone.


    6. LONDON LOUIS

    HE mounted the broad stone steps of the county jail with quick, nervous steps instead of his usual lithe, free-swinging stride. And his shoulders were suddenly sloping, his head cocked a bit to one side, his whole attitude that of another man. It was as if a new person had been born with the makeup. And this was the secret of The Avenger's success at impersonation, the vengeance avenger sale Archives that had baffled his enemies time after time.

    In the office of the jail he stepped to the desk and spoke in a high, nervous voice. "I am an attorney—Ira Pinkney. I wish to see a client of mine who is under arrest."

    "Prisoner's name?" the clerk demanded.

    "Er—London Louis."

    The clerk raised his eyebrows. "How come? I thought Percy Gilbie was going to defend him."

    Benson leaned over the desk and lowered his voice, but still speaking in a rasping tone. "Confidentially, I've been retained by Junius Jones, vengeance avenger sale Archives. It—er—it's a rather ticklish case."

    "Hm-m-m," said the clerk. "Ticklish is right. London Louis was caught with the goods." He frowned at Benson. "You a Deerchester lawyer? I don't think I've seen you before."

    Benson shook his head. "I'm from the state capital."

    Satisfied, the clerk made out an order slip and a few minutes later, Benson—alias Ira Pinkney—was seated in a small cubbyhole of a room at a table opposite London Louis.

    For a moment he sat tensely, while London Louis looked him over without enthusiasm. London Louis had seen him at the station for only the briefest of time, vengeance avenger sale Archives, but there was always a chance that he might detect some faint resemblance that would arouse his suspicions. But London Louis apparently had other things on his mind.

    "How come Gilbie ain't taking care of me?" he demanded.

    The bogus lawyer smiled shiftily. "Frankly speaking, Louis, Junius Jones is very dissatisfied with you. You certainly messed things up."

    "It wasn't my fault," whined Louis. "I was only supposed to cover up. It was Benny Slocum who messed things up. He didn't shoot quick enough. That Avenger is poison."

    "It's not about the business at the station that Jones is sore," Benson told him.

    Louis licked his lips. "Not about that? What else? Did I do something wrong?"

    Benson nodded jerkily, vengeance avenger sale Archives. "It's about that business of tipping the girl off—Neillie Gray."

    He waited tautly for the reaction. He was gambling everything on this moment.

    Nellie Gray had managed to place that message in the picture, London and Louis. It could only mean that the tip-off which had sent her and Smitty into the trap had come from London Louis. He waited with bated breath, watching the other's face.

    "Whadda you mean? What did I do wrong about the tip-off? I told her just what the boss said I should!"

    "You sent her to the wrong place, you fool!"

    "The wrong place? No, no. I swear I didn't. I sent her to the gas station up in the hills. The one that's closed."

    "You mean the one on Highway 9?"

    "Hell, no. The one on the Corlear road, four miles out of town; the one where they got the single cabin way back off the road. Wasn't that right? The boss said he wanted them there so the shooting wouldn't be heard. No one uses that road anymore since the landslide on the other side of the hill."

    "Hm-m-m," said Benson, vengeance avenger sale Archives. His blood was racing so fast that he had difficulty maintaining his new personality. "That seems to be the right—"

    "Sure, it's right. It's what the boss told me. Didn't that girl and the big guy get there?"

    "I think there's been some mistake," Benson said, rising. "I'll talk to Jones again and see if we can't straighten it out."

    "For Gawd's sake don't leave me out in the cold!" London Louis choked. "Don't leave me to take this rap. You tell the boss if he does I'll squawk my head off."

    "Don't worry," said Benson. "I'll be back later. If any other lawyers come to see you, even Gilbie, you're to refuse to see them. Understand? Refuse to see everybody till I return. It's the safest way."

    "OK, vengeance avenger sale Archives, counselor, whatever you say. Only convince the boss, will you? I ain't taking no rap. He has ways of getting me outta this."

    Benson left as quickly as possible. He hurried indecently on the way out.


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    THE old Corlear Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 crack serial keygen climbed steeply from the city limits, with half a dozen hairpin turns in half a mile. Dick Benson tooled the car ahead, without perceptibly slowing up for those curves. In the rear sat Toby Dobermann, wan and weak, with his head resting on Sally's shoulder.

    Benson drove for almost a mile thus, silently, tautly, before the road straightened out, and began to climb at a less pronounced angle. Suddenly he clamped down hard on the footbrake before the barrier in the road. It consisted of two long wooden horses, against which rested a signboard. The sign said:


    ROAD CLOSED
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    An arrow pointed off to the right, toward a dirt road.

    As The Avenger brought the car to a stop, Toby Dobermann said weakly, "They closed this road to the public six months ago, vengeance avenger sale Archives. The overhanging rocks keep vengeance avenger sale Archives, and sliding down. One car was crushed—"

    But Benson had already descended. He stopped near the detour sign and turned his flashlight on the ground. There were fresh tire tracks here. Several cars had come through, not so long ago. And there were marks on the ground to indicate that the wooden horses had been moved and then swung back into place again, vengeance avenger sale Archives. His eyes glittered. London Louis' story was thus far borne out by the evidence. He was banking on the truth of that story.

    He removed the detour sign and pushed the wooden horses out of the way. Then he returned and got in behind the wheel.

    "Better watch out from here on," Toby Dobermann warned.

    Benson nodded silently, and sent the car ahead. Now, as they proceeded through the night, they heard faint, crackling sounds somewhere in the distance, and The Avenger stiffened. His hands tightened on the wheel, and he pressed down a bit farther on the gas.

    "That's gunfire!" Toby Dobermann exclaimed. "It's a couple of miles away. The mountains carry the echoes—"

    Sally uttered a little gasp. "Junius Jones' men must have opened the attack on your friends."

    Under the spur of those distant sounds of battle, The Avenger urged the car along even faster.


    THE gunfire was closer now, and it suddenly mounted into a fresh crescendo of staccato bursts. Someone was using a machine gun, up ahead, around the next curve!

    Benson brought the car to a swift stop and leaped out. "Wait here!" he shouted to Sally and her husband. Then he was running with long, space-consuming strides, around the sharp curve.

    He came around the curve and saw the old, abandoned gas station which London Louis had mentioned. It was a one-story structure, and it had at some time in its history been painted red. The windows were boarded up, the gas vengeance avenger sale Archives dismantled. A couple of old, stripped wrecks of automobiles lay in the graveled semicircular driveway behind the pumps. And two other cars were pulled up in the road. One of those cars was that in which Junius Jones had been sitting when he spoke to Benson in the street. Benson recognized its license number.

    But he spared only a quick, all-embracing glance for all of that. His attention became immediately centered upon the man who was kneeling on the roof of the gas station and firing the submachine gun. He was sending burst after burst up toward a cabin about a hundred yards behind the gas station.

    From where he stood, Benson saw that it was one of a semicircular group of eight or ten cabins of the type once used vengeance avenger sale Archives accommodate the tourist trade. Both the parked cars had their headlights focused upon that single cabin—the third from the left—making it a shining target for the snipers. In addition, the man on the gas station roof was using tracer bullets, and Benson was able to watch the luminous trail of each burst as it smashed through the flimsy walls of the shack. The gunner was spraying his barrage slowly from left to vengeance avenger sale Archives, and then back again.

    At the same time, Benson noted that tracer bullets were driving into the cabin from two other directions, vengeance avenger sale Archives. That meant three machine guns in all. Swiftly, he located one of them over to the left, behind a rusty oil drum; and the third on the right, behind a pile of rocks.

    Benson's eyes became agate-hard as he moved lithely forward, gun in hand. His mouth was dry and parched, and there was a deep and empty feeling high up in his chest. For he knew that nobody could be left Stata serial key Archives in that cabin. Those gunners of Junius Jones were doing their murderous work in thorough and deadly fashion, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Nellie Gray and Smitty must be dead. He had come too late to save them—but not too late to make the killers pay a high price for their victory.

    He raised his gun for a snap shot at the machine gunner on the roof, but held his fire as a loud, shrill whistle sounded from somewhere close at hand. Immediately, the barrage from the three machine guns ceased. The grim and merciless headlights of the two cars continued to pierce the darkness, holding the riddled cabin in ruthless silhouette against the background of the night.

    The piercing whistle signal had come from Junius Jones' car. Benson was now able to discern Jones' pinched and cadaverous countenance behind the bulletproof glass. The window was drawn halfway down, but Jones' face was still well protected, for he did not lift his head above the top of the open pane.

    "All right!" he called, in a harsh and strident voice. "I guess that did it. Go in, Stengle and Gore and Brower, and get their bodies out." He chuckled horridly. "We'll take them back to Deerchester and present them to The Avenger. We'll let him see his dead friends—before we send him to join them!"

    The man on the roof slung his machine gun over his shoulder and slid down to the ground, while the other two gunmen emerged from their places of concealment and converged upon it from the right and the left.


    IT was just then that a great, deep-throated gust of laughter seemed to spring from nowhere out of the night. It was powerful, glorious laughter, vivid with the color of battle and bravery. And when Benson heard that laughter, he heaved a great sigh, and some of the tautness went out of him, and he almost smiled for there was only one man in all the world who laughed like that—the big Viking of a man who was known as Algernon Heathcote Smith.

    Smitty was alive then! And Nellie Gray couldn't be dead, else Smitty could never have laughed that way.

    The three gunmen came to an abrupt halt in the clearing before the semicircle of cabins. The headlights still pointed at their cabin from the left; but it was not from there that the laughter issued. It was from one of the other cabins in that group—one that was in comparative darkness. And those machine gunners crouched, suddenly stiff, and frightened, swinging their weapons' noses around in vague motions, not sure just where to aim them or where to shoot.

    Abruptly, the deep-toned laughter ceased; and a mocking voice called out: "All right, you rats. Let's see if you can take it now!"

    A heavy revolver began to thunder; orange flashes flamed at the window of the end cabin on the right. And the foremost of the machine gunners uttered a wild scream and threw up his arms and pitched forward. The other two dropped Blender Crack FREE Download – Mac Software Download Archives - PC Product key on the ground. One of them began to pull the trip of his machine gun, sending a wild burst high above that end cabin. The third gunner rolled over and over till he reached the protection of a stone wall which stood perhaps fifty feet from the end cabin. Then he, too, trained his machine gun on the target.

    The two guns chattered for perhaps half a minute before Smitty, firing from the window of the cabin, got the second gunner. And almost at the same instant, Dick Benson, who had leaped forward as soon as Smitty began to shoot, reached the stone wall.

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    Crouching behind the wall, Dick Benson puckered his lips and hooted like an owl. Almost immediately, the hoot was returned from the cabin—twice.

    Benson smiled. One signal for Smitty, one for Nellie Gray. They were both alive, then. They had outsmarted Junius Jones' killers by exchanging cabins at the last moment. Those machine gunners had poured burst after burst into an empty trap!

    Benson rose to his feet beside the wall, and peered over to where Junius Serial number winrar download with serial key car was parked. Jones had opened the door cautiously, to investigate the sudden silence.

    "Stengle!" he called in a low voice. "Gore! Brower!"

    Benson remained silent, vengeance avenger sale Archives. From the cabin where Smitty and Nellie Gray were, there came no sound. It was as if they both understood what was in The Avenger's mind, and were leaving the play in his hands.

    Another moment passed, and the door of the car opened just a bit wider. Junius Jones' voice came in a higher key.

    "Stengle! What's happened? Where are you? Answer me!"

    Slowly, silently, The Avenger picked up the machine gun that the dead gunman had dropped. His finger found the trip in the darkness. He vengeance avenger sale Archives away from the wall, but kept out of the streaking beams of light from the headlamps of the two cars. He raised his voice, deep and sonorous, and suddenly fraught with all the dread solemnity of justice and retribution.

    "This is The Avenger," he said. "Your time has come, Junius Jones. Prepare to die!"

    "Avenger!" The name came from Jones' lips like a gust of hot wind laden with terror and hate. "How did you get here?"

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    "Damn you—" Jones shrieked, vengeance avenger sale Archives. And then the door of the car slammed shut.

    Benson waited, bleak and grim. From the cabin, Jogos de Ninja de Graça para Baixar came running, his huge bulk looming vast and giant-like in the dark. He was carrying the inert body of a man slung over his shoulder; and behind came the trim figure of Nellie Gray, slim and blonde and graceful. But the automatic in her hand was no less dangerous than it would have been in the hand of any fighting man twice her size.

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    "Hi, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Vengeance avenger sale Archives he whispered. "You sure showed up at the right time. I lost a bet with Nellie. I bet you wouldn't spot the message in the picture on the easel!"

    "I almost didn't," said Benson. He glanced down at the unconscious man. "Who's this?"

    "The murderer," said Smitty. "This is the guy for whom Toby Dobermann was supposed to take the rap. He works for Jones. I've got his written confession."

    Benson nodded. His eyes were fixed upon Junius Jones' car. Jones was behind the wheel now, and he had kicked the starter over. He was backing the car frantically out of the graveled driveway now, in an attempt to escape from the doom which The Avenger had promised.

    Nellie Gray put a hand on Benson's arm. "Dick! Are you going to let him get away?"

    Benson shook his head. He held the submachine gun ready, his gaze following the progress of the car as it raced out into the road, narrowly skimming the edge of the precipice. They heard its vengeance avenger sale Archives race as Jones accelerated, heading for the curve.

    "It's a bulletproof car!" Smitty exclaimed. "He's safe—"

    Smitty choked off the words as Benson raised the submachine gun and sent a burst of tracer bullets fanning out across the road directly in front of the racing car. He held his finger on the trip, and the hail of steel-jacketed tracer slugs formed a fiery barrier into which the front wheels churned. There was a popping explosion which mingled with the chatter of the machine gun as the front tire went.

    The car swerved crazily, and they had a momentary view of Jones' face above the wheel, as his white hands struggled with it. But the car was out of control. It veered far over toward the edge of the road, teetered for an instant on the brink, and then disappeared.

    Benson took his finger from the trip, and the machine gun became silent. In the sudden stillness rose the terror-laden scream of Junius Jones, torn from the very bowels of his frightened consciousness, as he went hurtling down to his death over the precipice.

    Moments later they heard a crashing explosion as the car struck almost a mile below. Benson ran to the edge, followed by Smitty and Nellie. Far down flame was rising from the VideoStudio Ulead Retail v1.0 crack serial keygen car.

    "Come," said The Avenger. "We've got to tell Toby Dobermann that the law doesn't want him any more. That confession you got ought to clear him, Smitty."

    The big man nodded absently. He was still looking down at the funeral pyre of Junius Jones.

    "That guy sure came a long way, looking for death!" he said in a low voice.

    Then he turned away and took Nellie Gray's hand, and they followed The Avenger around the bend of the road to carry the news of deliverance and freedom to Toby and his wife.


    IV. — CALLING JUSTICE, INC.

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    1. THE MIAMI BUS

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    The man evidently did not find what he was looking for because he turned and stared at the bus for a moment. Then he stepped over to the open door and poked his head in. At the same time that he did this he put his right hand in the pocket of his coat.

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    She experienced a distinct sense of relief when the long-faced man in the tan sport coat took his head out of the bus doorway and returned to the green coupe, vengeance avenger sale Archives. She knew with the sure instinct which had made her The Avenger's right-hand "man" that the occupants of the green coupe were the hunters, and the plump little man was the quarry.

    The long-faced man stepped back into the green coupe and it backed out of the parking space. Its powerful eight-cylinder motor rumbled throatily as the driver accelerated, and the coupe flashed down the road toward Miami.

    With the characteristic thoroughness which The Avenger had instilled into all those who worked with him, Nellie Gray made a mental note of the license number of that green coupe—it was an Illinois plate, number TQ She filed that number in the back of her mind and glanced at the bus window. The plump little man was once more in evidence. He no longer had the newspaper in front of his face. He was lighting a cigarette, and Nellie thought she detected a flicker of a smile upon his lips—though she couldn't tell for sure at this distance.

    The bus driver blew his whistle and called out, "All aboard." The passengers trooped back, eager to start on the last lap of the long ride. There were several vacant seats, but Nellie passed them up. Prompted by some curious motive which she could not herself analyze, she resumed the same seat, slipping past the plump little man.

    He seemed to feel much better now and immediately engaged her in conversation. "Going to meet your parents in Miami?" he asked.

    Nellie Gray repressed a giggle. Clad in a white blouse and a pair of navy-blue slacks, she looked as simple and unassuming as a freshly graduated high-school girl. Her traveling companion probably took her for a kid of seventeen or eighteen.

    "Oh, I've traveled by myself for quite a while," she said airily. She wondered what he would have said if he learned that she was a veteran member of Justice, Inc.—that efficient fighting organization headed by The Avenger, and devoted to championing the rights of the little man against the overlords of crime in every corner of the globe. The fact was that Nellie Gray had traveled to many parts of the world which the plump man had never even heard of, vengeance avenger sale Archives. But he went on, blissfully unaware of the identity of the girl at his side.

    "Are you going to get a job in Miami? It must be easy to get a job these days, what with all the defense work. What do you do for a living? Waitress? Manicurist?"

    Nellie lowered her eyes. "Well, I guess I could wait on tables—"

    "Look here, miss," he said suddenly. "Maybe I have a job for you. What's your name?"

    "Elsie Jones," Nellie lied.

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    Nellie opened her eyes wide. "You don't say! Do you mean they might try to do it by force?"

    "Exactly!" He leaned closer to her, dropping his voice even lower. "Now see here. I can put you in the way of making a little money. Say two hundred dollars. How does that sound to you?"

    "Why, thatthat's wonderful, Mr. Joplin!"

    He beamed at her. "Ah! That's fine. Now here—" He produced a roll of bills from his pocket and peeled off ten tens. "Here's a hundred dollars in advance. Take it!" He practically forced the money into her hand.

    "Butbut what do I have to do to earn this, Mr. Joplin?"

    "I'll tell you." He took the briefcase off his knees and laid it on her lap. "I want you to take charge of this evidence. When the bus stops at Daytona, I'm getting off. I have a bit of business in Daytona—one more bit of evidence to get. It'll take me an hour or vengeance avenger sale Archives, but unfortunately the bus won't wait."

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This NKS Library contains over factory presets for Vengeance Avenger VST that can be loaded and browsed directly using the Komplete Kontrol / Maschine software and hardware. All presets have been converted into NKS files that contain preset information, tagging information and mapped controls custom to each preset. Additionally, vengeance avenger sale Archives, a database file and plug-in artwork is also included to create entries in your User Library.

This library includes Sound Previews for the browser so you will hear the presets before loading.

  • Komplete Kontrol Software v+
  • Maschine Software +
  • Supports Komplete Keyboards (all versions)
  • Supports Maschine Hardware (all versions) 
  • Works on PC / MAC
  • Supports 64 Bit
  • Requires Vengeance Avenger

Please ensure you are running the latest version of Komplete Kontrol / Maschine and that you can load the plugin before attempting to install the NKS library.

The Free Download Version contains a handful of presets to test how the NKS installation and compatibility will work. You can download and install this for free to test things out before purchasing the full NKS browser pack.

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Please Login or Create an Accountto purchase and download the files. You will then have access to the Cart to add multiple purchases in a single transaction. 

You will find all your purchased downloads on the My Downloads page

If you have any issues with the checkout process please feel free to Contact Me with your registered User Name. 

Install instructions are included with each download but you can also download instructions here: 

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Avenger has a “modular” approach to synthesis and is quite complex to create a controller template. 

Most common controls have been mapped including Macros, vengeance avenger sale Archives, Filters, Envelopes, Mixing, Arp & Osc.

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Page 1 allows vengeance avenger sale Archives to Avengers 3 Macro knobs and 2 Macro buttons along with main volume and Osc/Drum mixer controls. The Macro controls have custom labels from Avenger with formatting to most labels to help fit on hardware displays assigned to each preset file.

Avenger has a modular Osc / Amp / Filter system so each NKS file has been developed to follow this modular layout. NKS Pages will exist for the number of filters/amps/shapers there are in in the preset. For instance, if a preset has 3 filter modules (as pictured) then the NKS preset will also have 3 pages, vengeance avenger sale Archives. If only 1 filter module is present then there will only be a single filter page in the NKS file.

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Support forum on Native Instruments forum Here

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This NKS library is created with no affiliation to Native Instruments or the VST vendor. I am not paid, or even supported by Native Instruments or the vendors. Downloading and usage of this library is at the users own risk, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Payments are non refundable. There is no support or guarantee offered that these will suit your own application which is why a free version is offered to test with. If you are satisfied with the free version then the paid version offers the same features and includes all factory presets. There is no guarantee that future versions of the Komplete/Maschine software will support these preset files or the current features.

Users are not authorised to share or distribute the files with anyone else without the consent of Freelance SoundLabs. A lot of work goes into managing this project, hosting the files and writing documentation and I am also an active forum member helping out users. Please do the right thing; the cost is only a few beers to help me out.

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- Re-rendered sound previews to address glitch issue at end of file and also reduce size of library.
- Cleaned up and improved some tagging across libraries.
- Some library paths have changed to group some plugins by developer in the user folder.

V (8-Apr)
- Fixed duplicate preset issue in library
- Updated sound previews to address issues with playback in latest Komplete/Maschine release

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- Updated tagging for NKS v tagging format

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- Created artwork
- Generated sound files
- Formatted macro tags
- Tagged preset files
- Processed custom control pages
- Created preset vengeance avenger sale Archives Initial Version

v (04 December )

- Updated artwork to include image on Maschine Studio/MK3/Komplete MK2 when plugging loaded

- Created documentation

v (28 November )

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- Created preset files

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As those who are into Reason know they are having a sale on upgrades to R For a whole bunch of reasons :eek: I stayed on R8, vengeance avenger sale Archives. Now there's a couple of new synths: Europa and Grain Sampler and three sample players - Pangea, Klang and Humana (isn't that an insurance company?).

Europa - wavetable synth. Sounds neat but there's only one adsr for all three engines as near as I can tell from YouTube vengeance avenger sale Archives. Kind of limiting as Vengeance Avenger can have up to 4 adsr's freely assignable to the max of 8 oscillators. There's plenty times where I've made patches using different adsr's all with different settings for the sound I want. Also only one filter; Avenger gives me up to 4. I'll concede that Europa has a more flexible unison mode.

Something Corel Draw X8 Crack With Keygen Full Version Torrent Download Europa is confusing. In the YouTube videos that the Propheads put up they say you can't install your own wavetables but can draw some in. And I swear I read somewheres that since those videos were put out one can install their own wavetables. Avenger allows one to install their own wavetables.

Grain sampler - Again Avenger can do that. And I can mix wavetable and grain samples synth methods in the same patch.

The three 'organic' sample players have some neat sounds but to me seem limited with only a few individual instruments/sounds in each.

Then there's the thing of not being able to host vsts in Reason in Rewire slave mode - that horse has been beaten to death in so many forums. From what I gather the Propheads have no intention of providing such functionality any time soon if at all. In not so many words they've said they can't see why they need to do that and that everyone should work in Reason alone. Apparently they think those of us who use it via Rewire are second class :(

With R8 doing pretty much what I need what would it benefit me to go with the R10 upgrade? Understand that when I work with vi's I don't 'bake-in' effects if I can help it and have what I want in separate fx.


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