By Carolyn Keene
While Nancy Drew and her pals arrive at Misty Lake, they meet lovely, red-haired Cecily Curtis, who seeks Nancy’s assist in fixing mysteries. One matters Cecily’s fiancé, Niko Van Dyke, a favored singer who believes that his list corporation is dishonest him of royalty funds. the opposite invovles a relatives treasure hidden sooner than the beginning of the Civil conflict; Cecily’s simply clue is half a gold locket. Nancy’s investigations lead her to Pudding Stone resort, the place the sinister Driscoll kinfolk lives. unusual coincidences supply Nancy lots of chance to check her sleuthing abilities. Braving a sequence of risky events and discouraging advancements, the alert younger detective perseveres in her makes an attempt to unravel either mysteries and demonstrate the impressive secrets and techniques of Pudding Stone inn.
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Quickly no longer even her footsteps may be heard. the place had she long past? To Pudding Stone inn? Nancy grew to become misplaced in hypothesis as she went on towards the cottage. probably she used to be mistaken in regards to the unusual woman. If the younger girl was once afraid to talk to Nancy, she may perhaps good be a undercover agent for the Driscolls—not a prisoner! in all likelihood she were published close to the women’ cottage that night, to stick to a person who got here out. Nancy pursued her line of reasoning. “As quickly as I trigger within the canoe she can have run alongside the trail, to work out what occurred to me. whilst the canoe full of water and that i started swimming, she knew I wasn’t going to drown. She waited to work out what I’d do while I obtained to shore. the moment I referred to as out Cecily’s identify, that woman rushed again and stated every little thing to the Driscolls. ” one other inspiration happened to Nancy—that somebody desired to hold humans from getting too with regards to the phantom send, so he had sabotaged her canoe. by the point Nancy reached the cottage, she was once chilly and exhausted. She observed smoke coming from the hearth chimney and took center on the considered its cheering heat. As Nancy opened the door and walked in, she observed Bess, George, Cecily, and Niko grouped round a roaring fireplace. “Nancy! no matter what occurred to you? ” Bess cried out, upon seeing the bedraggled, shivering woman. Her good friend in most cases might have given a funny solution, yet as a substitute she acknowledged heavily, “Hello, Niko! I’m comfortable to determine you back. As for me, a person positioned a gap within the canoe and that i took an unforeseen bathtub. ” “Who might have performed that? ” George requested. “Oh, don’t let us know now, Nancy. You get your self right into a sizzling bathtub pronto! ” Nancy used to be blissful to obey. Later, whereas she used to be dressing, Bess and George got here into her room. that they had determined to retire, and go away Cecily and Niko on my own to speak over their difficulties. “Nancy,” acknowledged George, “we have been on the subject of to ship a seek occasion out for you. Now, provide us the main points. ” whilst Nancy accomplished her tale, the cousins shook their heads ruefully. Bess acknowledged, “This secret will get extra risky for all time for you, Nancy. And right here you're being concerned approximately wasting the canoe! It’s simply fortunate you weren’t drowned! I in truth don’t imagine your father or Mrs. Gruen would need you to take such percentages. ” The younger sleuth smiled. “But I by no means understand whilst I’m going to need to take percentages! ” she countered. “I simply recognize that any time I adopt a case, I’m apt to run into a few type of a capture. ” “I believe you’re right,” Bess conceded. “But I’m going to do my most sensible to maintain you out of any traps from the following in! ” “Thanks, Bess,” Nancy acknowledged with an affectionate examine her pal. “And now, approximately that different red-haired lady. i've got thoroughly contrary principles approximately her. One is that she is in cahoots with the Driscolls in a few underhanded scheme; the opposite is that she’s their prisoner or is by some means of their strength. for instance, it would be she controlled to flee this night. yet she thinks that i'm operating with the Driscolls and simply desired to hold up her so she will be recaptured. ” Bess sighed. “You’re going too quickly for me, leave out Detective.