By Carolyn Keene
In the course of their try and discover a lacking dancer earlier than the girl loses the chance to inherit a fortress, Nancy and her buddies discover a plot to maintain the lady from her inheritance.
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George requested. “I enjoyed Heath fort, and that i enjoyed Walt,” Juliana stated brokenly. “But I concealed myself away in order that he by no means might see me during this situation. might be this can be silly satisfaction, however it turns out most sensible that I end out my days as i'm doing. ” “Your sister Vera desires to be with you very much,” stated Nancy. “She is a widow now with a bit woman who seems to be greatly such as you. ” Juliana used to be deeply moved. “Vera has a daughter? ” she murmured. “Where is she? ” “The child’s identify is Joan. She and her mom, now Mrs. Fenimore, stay in River Heights. Joan likes flora and gardening, simply as you do. I can’t let you know the complete tale now, however the of them desire you. ” “If I had identified before—” Juliana begun. “At the start of my retirement I despatched a letter to my sister however it got here again. I had no proposal the place she was once. ” . “Mrs. Fenimore and Joan are looking to go away the local the place they live,” Nancy installed. “Joan will be so chuffed in those atmosphere. ” “Are the gardens nonetheless appealing? ” the previous dancer requested dreamily. Nancy hated to inform the lady the reality. She attempted to melt it by way of asserting, “They were badly ignored. yet they can be landscaped back. in spite of the fact that, just a one that actually enjoyed where would wish to do it. ” “To me it'd be a challenge,” Juliana stated with surprising spirit. “A memorial to Walt. however the fort and its grounds rather are lovely huge for 3 humans. ” “What an excellent position it might be for handicapped young children! ” Bess mused. “And I’d wish to aid them! ” Juliana introduced. “Yes, I’ll make this position a stunning spot back! I’ll deliver Joan and Vera the following. And later we’ll see in regards to the different young ones. ” “Good! ” Nancy stated. “We’ll take you correct for your sister, after which I’ll visit settle my rating with Mr. Hector. ” the gang had eventually reached the foot of the stairway. earlier than the previous dancer might be helped up the stairs, a sardonic snicker echoed all the way down to them. “I’ll ensure you don’t get out! ” a voice threatened. the following immediate the seize door dropped into position with a crash. A heavy item was once put on best of it. Then all used to be quiet within the dungeon! bankruptcy XIX unlock and trap NANCY darted up the stairway to attempt beginning the seize door. As she had feared, it didn't budge. George and Bess driven with all their could. “It’s hopeless,” acknowledged Bess, panting. “We’re all prisoners! ” Juliana Johnson exclaimed. Nancy was once apprehensive this new surprise may undermine Juliana’s health and wellbeing thoroughly, so she acknowledged, “I consider definite there’s no reason for alarm. after we fail to teach up, assistance will come. I left a word at domestic. ” “But will the seize door be spotted via an individual? ” Juliana requested dubiously. “Perhaps i will be able to locate one other exit,” Nancy stated. whereas Bess remained with Juliana, Nancy and George, utilizing flashlights, searched a number of the cells. they can locate no go out. the one openings have been the excessive grilled home windows. “Nancy,” George acknowledged unexpectedly, “I introduced a police whistle. think I blow it. ” “Great! ” stated Nancy. “If you stand on my shoulders, try to be capable of achieve one of many home windows and sign for aid.