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The Hardys get a choice for aid from their buddy Phil Cohen: turns out his cousin, a undertaking supervisor at a software program corporation, can't locate Steven Royal, the eccentric fashion designer of the company's well known Chaos video games. Is his disappearance a circulate in a dangerous real-life video game?
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It occurred to Holmes that Challenger would have puffed up importantly had those words been addressed to him. He went into the parlor and studied several morning papers. None had come from London, of course. The Norwich and Cambridge journals were crazily printed and gave disjointed accounts of the destruction in the London suburbs. The heat ray and the Black Smoke were mentioned, but with no explanatory details. Martha's uncle said that train service to Donnithorpe had ceased. " asked Holmes.
Hudson trembled all over, as with pent rage. "I'll make you tell me," he said, and took a shambling step forward. The saber rose threateningly. " "Oh, I am not armed. " Hudson's breath rattled as he spoke. "She is my lawful wife, I say, and I love her—" He broke off, his voice dying away. He took a deep breath. " "I did love her, and I love her still. She loved me, too. " "Martha was only a trusting girl at Donnithorpe. " Holmes watched the saber in Hudson's hand, ready for any move to attack.
He shaved and washed thoroughly, then came back to the sitting room to take off his boots and fall into a deep sleep on the sofa. Holmes sat alone at his desk, thinking and now and then jotting down a note. After a while, he dressed and ventured down the stairs. There was no sound or motion in empty Baker Street. Holmes went across to Camden House that stood next to Dolamore's wine and spirits establishment, directly opposite 221-B. Camden House had remained untenanted since the arrest there of Colonel Sebastian Moran in 1895, but the door sagged open.
A Game Called Chaos (The Hardy Boys, Book 160) by Franklin W. Dixon