The tramp gazed at the lion head. He heard the voice again:”Find the gate with the lion head. Look closely. It will bring you luck.”
Hardy had some issues with finding the right gate and lion. He found two without any sign of luck.
The one in front of him winked at him. He looked away and then back. Yes, it showed some movement. The mouth was slowly saying something. Hardy concentrated on the lion. He went closer.
” Put your hand in my mouth.”
He slowly reached, a strong hand pushed him forward. The next moment an arm went around his neck:
”Where are the diamonds? Tell me or….”
Hardy could not remember much. The arm let go and the police were all over the attacker. He felt something heavy hit his head.
Voices started calling: “Hardy, are you okay. Well done. We caught all of them.”
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