The ten seconds have passed as Lois and Clark cross the street to go to a movie. A truck is about to run them down, but Clark grabs Lois and moves her in the nick of time. The driver of the truck tells a policeman that the steering column had broken, and he lost control of the vehicle. However, Clark notices nothing wrong with the truck when he examines it. He also knows Fortune had been following Lois and him. Believing the truck driver is only a pawn, Clark suggests to go after Fortune and make him talk. Fortune could lead Lois and Clark to the mastermind behind the gold’s disappearance. If they can find the boss, maybe they can find the missing gold. However, Clark seems to think only bank President Van Doren can get Fortune to talk. To do that, Lois and Clark will have to wait until the bank opens in the morning.
Clark isn’t the only one that noticed things tonight. Lois had noted that Clark is stronger than he looks. When he pulled her out of the path of the speeding truck, his grip was like iron. Could Lois be figuring out that Clark Kent is Superman, or does she still see him as a spineless coward?
A few hours later, the boss is meeting with the truck driver to fire him. Firing in this case means that the boss will eliminate the driver. Now that the attempt to get rid of Lois and Clark has failed, something else will have to be done. Instead of killing Clark and Lois, the boss has something else in mind.
The next day, Lois and Clark are at the bank waiting to see President Van Doren. Clark tells Lois that he suspects Fortune because he found the emerald from his ring on the train tracks between Bolton and Metropolis. Clark says he took a hand car out to the tracks. Despite his saying this, Lois feels Clark isn’t telling her everything, but before she can continue to say what she believes, Van Doren calls her and Clark into his office. Clark then tells the bank president of his suspicions about Fortune. Van Doren goes to Fortune’s office to question him. However, Fortune is nowhere to be seen, and President Van Doren saw him go into his office not long before Lois and Clark had arrived. The only way out of Fortune’s office is through the bank president’s office, and Van Doren had not left his office at all today.
–Part of an article by James Lantz, found on The Review Page on the Superman Home Page.