By Carolyn Keene
Nancy and her buddy Helen stopover at their buddy Emily Willouby on the Lilac resort, which Emily now owns, to aid her plan her marriage ceremony. Emily plans on promoting inherited diamonds to be able to support repair up the Lilac lodge. notwithstanding, Nancy quickly learns that somebody has been impersonating her and making dear purchases lower than her identify. quickly after, Emily's diamonds are stolen! Can Nancy locate the thieves and recuperate the lacking diamonds?
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Shortly Jean approached a dilapidated development. She entered the partly open, sagging entrance door. As Nancy crept ahead, she seemed approximately her continually. unexpectedly she stifled a scream. A ugly form was once rising from the river! The apparition had stubby again fins and a bulging glassed-in prow. It used to be approximately fifteen ft lengthy and painted a somber blue. Then acceptance struck Nancy complete strength. “That’s the ‘shark’ I observed underwater—a miniature submarine! ” involved, she watched the craft drift right into a cove adjoining to the shed. A second later a man’s hand lifted again the glassed-in part and a determine in skin-diving apparatus stepped to the floor. prior to Nancy may well come to a decision what to do, she used to be grabbed from in the back of and a coarse hand was once clapped over her mouth! bankruptcy XVIII A Submarine Prisoner NANCY struggled yet couldn't loose herself or see her captor as she used to be driven towards the shack. a fabric have been tied over her mouth. as soon as contained in the dilapidated development, she blinked in astonished disbelief. Jean Holmes stood peering into what gave the impression of a cellar! Gil Gary, the gardener, was once protecting open a seize door to the outlet! Jean and Gil stared at Nancy and her captor. “Well, Nancy Drew, the detective! ” Jean’s voice was once not shy, yet strident. “Where did you discover her, Frank? ” “Spying, was once she? ” Gil further. “She convinced was,” stated the fellow referred to as Frank. The younger detective saw that he used to be approximately fifty years outdated, and of medium construct. His hair used to be cropped shut. all of sudden Nancy learned that he needs to be the boatman with a group minimize whom Helen had noticeable and likewise the fisherman at the river she herself had wondered. She famous his nasal voice. “Nancy Drew won’t get an opportunity to bare our scheme! ” yet Jean! Nancy used to be astounded. What used to be this trio as much as? evidently whatever underhanded. used to be homosexual, alias Mary Mason, in league with them? and the way did the miniature submarine healthy into their scheme? Frank maintained a good grip on Nancy’s arm. “Guess you won’t move dermis diving for some time. ” He gave a harsh snigger. “You bet,” Jean spoke up, her eyes sparkling coldly. Nancy spotted the lady now not wore glasses. “We’ll see to that. Nancy Drew won’t ever get an opportunity to bare our scheme! ” Gil nodded. “We’ve acquired to filter out pronto and take her with us. The shipment’s aboard the boat. Everything’s wiped clean out of right here. ” the 3 accomplices held a whispered session. prior to Nancy had time for additional research, Gil checked out his watch. “We’ve bought to step on it. Simon should be frightened. ” “See you there,” Jean acknowledged to Nancy slyly. “Try to determine this one out, pass over deepest Eye! ” At those phrases, Frank gave Nancy a shove and dragged her to the river. the fellow in skin-diving equipment was once ready. Nancy struggled to break out, yet to no avail. To her horror, the outside diver compelled her into the again seat of the miniature submarine and tied her securely. She had a glimpse of Frank, Gil, and Jean boarding a motorboat hidden in a close-by cove. Then the outside diver close the obvious hatch and the sub started to descend.