Neally follows Clark and Van Doren to Miss Bailey’s office to get an idea of how they discovered Fortune dead. He returns to ask Miss Bailey if she saw Mr. Fortune leave the office. However, when he, Van Doren and Clark return to the president’s office, they find no trace of either Miss Bailey or Lois Lane. Both women have disappeared like the gold and Mr. Fortune had earlier.
In the frantic search for Miss Bailey and Lois, Clark disappears. He has actually gone up onto the bank’s roof to see if the two women are there. Sure enough, Clark sees Miss Bailey. Three men are with her, and they’re carrying Lois, who is unconscious. Seeing this, Clark changes into Superman. Our hero knocks out the three men and captures a trigger happy Miss Bailey before she can jump to the next roof.
Later, Lois is in the hospital recovering from shock and the bump on her head given to her by Miss Bailey, who is now being interrogated by the police. She knows nothing about the boss, who the three men talked about when they were questioned, except for the fact that nobody ever saw him. He only spoke to his people through a loudspeaker or telephone. Miss Bailey knew that Lois and Clark were going to question Mr. Fortune. The boss had had Fortune killed before he could talk to the reporters, but Miss Bailey doesn’t know how. When she heard a knock on her door, she was to answer it and go to Van Doren’s office to faint, then, she was to make sure Mr. Van Doren and Clark were away while she dealt with Lois.
Just then, some policemen return from searching the hideout of the boss. It was empty if you exclude a loudspeaker that was wired to a microphone in another room. The boss evidently knew the police were coming. There was a note pinned to the door that read, “Better luck next time. – The Boss.”
Meanwhile, the boss has called a meeting of his people in his new hideout. He’s planning another robbery. The Metropolis National Bank is having another armored train car deliver more gold from the city of Hawthorne. This time, it will be only two million dollars worth of the precious metal to cover the expenses of the previous five million, and the boss won’t make the car disappear. He plans to blow up Rainbow Bridge so the train can fall into the deep ravine below it. The boss believes Clark Kent will be on the train. If the train falls into the ravine, Clark Kent is sure to perish with the rest of the passengers.
–Part of an article by James Lantz, found on The Review Page on the Superman Home Page.