Fresh from his triumph in The Alligator Case, which earned him the emnity of Officer Dillingham (""not bean, ham! ham! ham!), the young detective sets out to save the short-tempered policeman from a disaster of his own making, to prove that he had been right in doing something terrible-locking up Swami Tarragon the World's Greatest Mind Reader and his troupe: The World's Longest Inchworm, The World's Thirstiest Camel, and The World's Slowest Bunny Rabbit. The W.'s T.C's suit smells like a sweaty horse, which gives our hero his clue--and off he goes to a decrepit race track tout for a hot tip. The finale is a dazzling display of legerde-main and another triumph for the enterprising boy; he and the tout fake out Swami and expose the talented troupe as desperate horse thieves. The final encomium comes from Officer Dillingham: the two will henceforward be a team... The sum of this scattershot madness is not immortal satire--for which read it's not The Three Policemen... but what is? Sharp kids will take this as it comes--snappy, ingenious, amusing fun.