By Carolyn Keene
Nancy turns into fascinated about one other secret while she accepts a call for participation from Mrs. Chantrey, a consumer of Mr. Drew, to holiday at her cottage in a picturesque beach city. Carson Drew has promised to affix his daughter, yet fails to reach. The alarming disappearance of Mr. Drew and the extraordinary conditions surrounding his rescue are just the beginning of a chain of hugely risky adventures for Nancy and her associates Bess and George. Mrs. Chantrey’s tale a couple of within sight Cliffside cave seemingly inhabited by means of a ghost intrigues Nancy and she or he makes a decision to enquire. numerous worried townspeople declare to have noticeable an apparition and heard the unusual sounds of a tolling bell ahead of water rushes from the cave. Will Nancy notice the real explanation for those mysterious occurences?
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He often got here to the Salsandee store and over excited nutrients. ” “Yes, he had a bit automobile hidden in a few timber on the foot of the cliff. ” “I feel he additionally stole the observe A. H. misplaced on the shop,” Nancy stated. “That’s correct. Franz knew A. H. through sight and occurred to determine him drop the notice within the tearoom. Later he stole it from the drawer. prior to Franz may convey it to Grumper, Harry Tyrox acquired carry of it after which the cat used to be out of the bag. He attempted to get the bell, yet Grumper wouldn’t permit him have it. Harry used to be fearful of him simply because he may positioned humans to sleep together with his medicines. ” “Tell me,” stated Nancy, “were you the person that handed my pal George within the passageway the previous day morning? ” Slocum began. “I was once there yet I didn’t understand anyone else used to be. we now have a mystery closet with a stone door, the place we hold Mon Coeur items. i used to be within the closet. while I got here out the passage was once darkish. My flashlight didn’t appear anyone. ” “Did you lock the door on the best of the steps? ” “Yes. ” Nancy went on, “You haven’t informed me how my father was once drugged. ” “When your father informed Harry and his buddy he meant to prosecute, Harry knew we needed to do anything fast. Harry Mr. Drew to the hot York airport, then telephoned Madame to intercept him. We have been ordered to determine that he with ease disappeared for a couple of weeks. Grumper made up a vial of liquid which might become snoozing fumes, and gave it to Madame. She prepared to get right into a taxi with Mr. Drew, and previous to leaving it, opened the bottle and dropped a small quantity of the liquid on his coat. It used to be barely enough to impact him yet now not the motive force. ” “How did my father achieve Fisher’s Cove lodge? ” “The driving force of the cab have been paid via our males and knew what to do. He took your father there. I registered him lower than one other identify, after which stored a watch on him. ” “It used to be Madame, i guess, disguised as a maid, who had my father moved from his room. ” “Right. each time he was once recovering, she gave him one other dose and placed him to sleep. “By coincidence the resort supervisor stumbled on your father’s situation and referred to as Dr. Warren. while Harry overheard the executive inform me to name you, he determined that you just have been to be drugged too and got rid of along with your father to a few different hideout. yet Amy, my spouse, used to be afraid i used to be stepping into too deep with the crowd and desired to spike that a part of the plan. That’s why she warned you by means of mobile to maintain away. on the final minute Harry concluded the double kidnapping used to be too dicy and referred to as it off. ” “Your spouse was once a long way wiser than you, Mr. Slocum. ” “I want now I had listened to her,” the inn clerk stated miserably. “My spouse works in a attractiveness salon. The day you got here in your father she borrowed a wig from there, dressed as an outdated girl, and sought for you within the foyer. ” “Then she used to be the one that dropped the observe into my lap! ” “That’s correct. ” Nancy and her neighbors have been chuffed after they realized that Harry Tyrox, alias Monsieur Pappier and Mr. James, along with his manhattan associate, nonetheless possessed many of the funds he had fleeced from blameless sufferers.