Or was he merely paraphrasing or perhaps only characterizing? There was a dim ring in Banneker's cerebral ear of previous words, half taken in, which would indicate the latter and ruin the deadly plan, strike the poison-dose from his hand. Should he ask Fitch? Pin him down to the details? The character-sketcher was now upon the subject of Judge Enderby. "Sly old wolf!
Beverly had turned his back to the Plaza and was speaking in a low tone, with the serious face and far-away air of one who referred to a thing of the past. "Bev, you are a mind-reader, a character-sketcher " I began, but stopped short to stare into the Plaza beyond him. The young man had sprung to his feet and stood there with flashing eyes and hands clenched.