Gilbert Archer, a Broadway gossip-columnist for a newspaper, learns that his best friend,a priest, has been murdered and one of the suspects is a pretty girl, Patricia Foster. In one of the bibles belonging to the murdered-priest, Archer discovers a code which leads him to the hiding place of a valuable painting. presumed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci. Archer also learns that the murder was committed by persons anxious to get the painting, and he and Patricia are in danger. Written by
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Where are those Bibles? Rausch!
[Rausch strikes Archer
Now Mr. Archer, why did you check a dictionary and an almanac at the library? Or would you rather have another waltz with our friend Rausch here?
How'd you get those books?
I never worry about technicalities, Mr. Archer. Our estimable Rausch persuaded the attendant to give the package to him. You have yourself to blame for what happened. The unfortunate check clerk is now in the emergency hospital in a very precarious condition. Now, why ...