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The sudden throb of the engines and a gentle rocking told them that the ship was underway. He struggled to free his hands but the tape cut even deeper into his wrists.
“We have to get out and stop the ship somehow,” he said. “Axos mustn’t get to the island before ‘Task Alpha’.”Suddenly her hands were cutting the tape that held him. “How on earth did you get free?” he gasped.
“They didn’t take my sun glasses,” she said. “One of the arms conceals a sharp blade.” He grinned at her in the darkness. “They almost took my inhaler,” he laughed, “but I said I needed it.” “You’d never know it was a radio!” she said. “Now let’s get out of this stinking hold and sabotage the engines.”
“And this will be useful,” he said. “A tube of super glue disguised as eye drops. It’s amazing how you can disable a ship by gluing up doors and hatches. Come on!”
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