hear from dad," announced Tom. "I'm going to see if some word hasn't come."
But there was no message. Still the strange silence continued, and Tom and his chum did not know whether Mr. Raymond had reached Paris or not. Through his own captain, Tom appealed to the highest authority at the Escadrille, asking that a last imploring message be sent to the address in the Rue Lafayette.
This was done, and then followed another day of waiting. At last Tom said:
"Jack, I can't stand it any longer! This suspense is fierce!"
"But what are you going to do about it?"
"I'm going to Paris! That's what! We'll go there and find my father if he has arrived. If he hasn't—well, there is still some hope."
"Go to Paris!" murmured Jack.
"Yes. It's the only place where I can make uncertainty a certainty. Come on, we'll go to Paris!"