By Carolyn Keene
While Carson Drew is requested to discover the name papers for a friend's send, Nancy Drew turns into fascinated with the case by means of looking for out who's "haunting" the send and the tale at the back of the ship's lacking figurehead.
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Somebody had come softly alongside the passageway and into the cabin. Nancy whirled, yet ahead of she might see the individual, a coat used to be thrown over her head and strong arms driven her right into a closet and slammed the door. Mark of a Thief NANCY tore the coat from her face. She used to be in a small darkish house, surrounded by means of garments on hooks and hangers. It has to be the captain's dresser, she proposal, as she attempted to strength the door open. it is going to now not budge. She may well pay attention the intruder relocating quick in regards to the cabin, provoking issues, careless now of the noise he made. If purely she may perhaps seize glimpse of him! Nancy positioned her eye as regards to the keyhole, however the key was once within the lock and he or she might see not anything yet a glint of sunshine. She started a cautious seek of the door panels for a few tiny crack by which she may perhaps watch the man’s pursuits. eventually she came upon one—a small gap midway up the precise panel the place anyone had pushed a nail. Nancy glued her eye to the tiny establishing and waited with bated breath for the prowler to pass her line of imaginative and prescient. while he did, Nancy gave a bit gasp. Grizzle Face! He had a chisel in his hand and started forcing the lock of 1 of the table drawers. The fantastic wooden splintered. Seizing the drawer, the fellow dumped its contents upon the ground. Then he did an identical to the opposite drawers. What used to be it he was hoping to discover? regardless of the sailor sought after, it used to be now not within the drawer. He deserted the heap of items he had dumped out and started to discover the polished oak wall subsequent to it. His mammoth palms handed fast over the wooden, urgent right here and there. used to be he searching for a mystery spring which might open one of many panels? Then, as without notice as he had come, Grizzle Face left. The cabin used to be silent. Nancy waited, pondering if he might go back. might be he had long gone for an associate. “Or he’s looking in one other a part of the ship,” she acknowledged to herself. once again Nancy attempted to strength the door. It used to be heavy, and her simply present used to be a bruised shoulder. The air was once changing into undesirable, too. In a second she sighed with aid. She had heard known voices. Bess and George have been coming down the companionway! She shouted and pounded at the cloth wardrobe door. “Nancy! ” Bess cried in a panic. “Where are you? ” “I’m locked within the wardrobe,” Nancy spoke back, yet George had already grew to become the major to allow her out. “Hypers! ” George breathed. “Who locked you in right here? ” “Grizzle Face, and glance what he did to Captain Easterly’s table! ” Nancy stated, pointing to the heap of various articles from the drawers. “He’s looking desperately for something—he even felt alongside the wall as though he was hoping to discover a mystery panel. ” Nancy acknowledged she was once certain he have been fearful off the clipper through the process of the cousins. “Then why didn’t we see him? ” Bess countered, edging towards the door. Nancy reminded her of the mysterious go out of the outdated fellow that morning. He had most likely left an identical means. “And I’m going to determine the place where is,” Nancy decided. “Not now,” George advised. “Let’s examine this cabin. Do you think there's a mystery panel?