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Pete whispered. "Or maybe Ian's already left the yard? " "I'm sure Jupe's right," Bob whispered, and then added uneasily, "but maybe Ian has gone somewhere else. m. a grey light began to tinge the eastern sky, but the yard and the house remained in darkness. Then something moved just outside the back porch! Bob jerked fully awake. He blinked and peered towards the movement. . . " Upstairs, the emergency signals began beeping strongly and flashing their red lights. Jupiter leaped out of bed and almost fell over.
Following the driver's directions, MacKenzie drove Ndula and the boys to the central garage and office of the taxi company. It was in an area of railroad tracks and lumber yards not far from the harbour. The group found the day manager in his cluttered office at the rear of the garage. After they had explained what they needed, the manager checked a list. "The Red Lion? Four days ago? Okay, we had five drivers working out there that day. Let's see, I think Falzone and Johansen are in the shop right now.
Jupiter's eyes glowed. . . " Pete gaped. "Only a mile from that alley where he vanished," Bob said in awe. " "Precisely, Records," Jupiter said. "When Ian ran from that alley with kidnappers close behind him, he must have reached the salvage yard. He must have decided that all the junk would make a good hiding place, and that my house would be a good place to steal food. The kidnappers followed him to the yard, or at least nearby, and kept on driving around until they saw me! They naturally assumed I was Ian, since I was right in the area where they expected him to be.