7 Too late 为时太晚
The plane was late and detectives were waiting at the airport all morning. They were
expecting a valuable parcel of diamonds from South Africa. A few hours earlier, someone
had told the police that thieves would try to steal the diamonds. When the plane arrived,
some of the detectives were waiting inside the main building while others were waiting on
the airfield. Two men took the parcel off the plane and carried it into the Customs House.
While two detectives were keeping guard at the door, two others opened the parcel. To
their surprise, the precious parcel was full of stones and sand!