The Night-Comers Author:Eric Ambler Unarmed combat... — It was three forty-five. I knew a sound had wakened me, but I did not know what. Then I heard it again. — My suitcase was under the bed. I got my revolver out and went over to the window. — I could see very clearly. The moon was behind me, shining directly along the terrace. A man was standing on top of the wall astride the spik... more »es. He was wearing an army steel helmet and ammunition pouches. As I watched, he bent down and took something handed up to him from below. When he straightened up I saw that it was a Japanese-pattern machine-pistol.
I was confused and scared, but I had some sense left. I went straight back to the suitcase and dropped the revolver inside it...« less