"Baird! But wasn't it Baird who took the emeralds?"
Old Baird has at last spotted that I'm not quite the common cracksman I would have him think me.
So at last I marched out in my proper rig--almost straight into old Baird's arms!"
Odd that we should have met him to-night, by the way; it's old Baird who's said to have skinned him.
"Baird?" I faltered, moistening my lips with my tongue.
It was the feeling--half hope, half fear--that Angus Baird might still be on our trail--that some more immediate and less cold-blooded way of dealing with him might result from a sudden encounter between the money-lender and myself.
Angus Baird was lying on his own floor, dead, with his gray hairs glued together by his blood; near him a poker with the black end glistening; in a corner his desk, ransacked, littered.
The private difference between my cousin and me took its rise in a great public event in which we were both concerned-- the storming of Seringapatam, under General Baird
, on the 4th of May, 1799.
'Hotel stocks were flat to down in July, and the sub-indices underperformed their respective benchmarks modestly,' said Michael Bellisario, senior hotel research analyst and VP at Baird
. 'Second-quarter earnings reports were the big driver of stock prices during the month; high investor expectations for the hotel brands and disappointing second-half outlooks from the hotel REITs caused hotel stocks to underperform in July.'