Ford said the tip involved a group of gansters from neighboring Lawton.
“Lawton [Oklahoma] is a hop, skip, and a jump away, and they have had problems with gangs,” Ford said.
But if the entire front should blaze up, Phil, as well as Lieutenant Lawton, might be imprisoned inside.
"The explanation may be simpler than you dream," Lawton said.
Scarcely breathing, Lawton leaned over the windlass and stared downward.
For a moment Lawton felt as though all sanity had been squeezed from his brain.
Bennington looked, and, to his surprise, perceived Lawton's girl in earnest expostulation with the leader of the band.
Lawton and the captain reached the quartz port simultaneously.
Two witnesses were present at this dismal wedding beside Mrs. Lawton.
Colonel Lawton waved his hand patronisingly at the clergyman.