- Release Date 2016-03-28
- Label Fantomas Records
- Catalog FNTM042
The Dover Express, the Continental Mail, was moving out of Charing Cross station. Three travelers were seated in a first-class compartment. They were smoking big cigars: their eyes were bright, their cheeks flushed; they looked like big men who had dined well. These were Butler, Tommy and Paul, leaving for Belgium: otherwise Juve, Loreuil and Vinson bound for France! Copious libations of generous wines and strong liqueurs had reduced Butler-Vinson to the condition of a maudlin puppet: Tommy and Paul had made Butler most conveniently drunk. The train rushed forward through station after station, brilliantly lighted, then plunged into the obscurity of the country. A stupefying warmth from the heating apparatus impelled slumber. Unfortunate Butler-Vinson, lulled by the regular movement of the train, was soon fast asleep.
Juve and Loreuil kept vigil. They were sitting side by side facing their captive.
"Dover will be the difficulty," whispered Juve, who had drawn closer to the captain.
"Yes, that is the crucial point," agreed Loreuil....