By Franklin W. Dixon
While Frank and Joe Hardy obtain a telegram from Tony Prito in Alaska telling them that his existence is in jeopardy, they instantly make plans to fly to Tony’s rescue. Unknown enemies puppy the Hardys and their good friend Chet Morton even prior to they begin the 4,000 mile trip. confusing questions lead the Hardys into risky sleuthing within the wasteland of Alaska and British Columbia. The impressive mystery that the younger detectives discover, within the shadow of the forbidding mountain height Devil’s Paw, lands up essentially the most perilous adventures they've got ever encountered.
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Shortly a voice crackled: “Juneau to Kooniak. Over. ” Tony pronounced the discovering of the knapsack. the dept operator promised to notify the police via cellphone after which to name again. a couple of minutes later his voice came to visit the speaker. “The police say that no such loss has been said. yet our pilot will choose up the knapsack for them while he flies out with the helicopter. ” “Okay, thanks,” Tony acknowledged. “Over and out. ” After a hearty supper the lads washed their mess kits and talked for your time round the campfire. once they have been able to retire, Chet appeared frightened. “I nonetheless imagine we may possibly get a go back stopover at from that gang,” he insisted. “How approximately status watch this night? ” “Okay. That’s no longer a nasty idea,” Frank stated. “Let’s draw straws to choose our turns. ” Joe received the 1st project. Chet, Frank, and Tony might persist with in that order. It used to be large sunlight via so much of Joe’s watch. eventually, yawning, he woke Chet. because the plump formative years took over, the birdcalls turned hushed. The sky flamed crimson, then a deep brooding twilight settled over the pine woodland. “These woods are certainly spooky at evening! ” Chet inspiration. choosing a comfy spot, he sat down below a tree. “No use getting frightened. I’d higher contemplate anything pleased! ” Determinedly Chet targeting visions of himself salmon fishing—pulling in a single silvery fish after one other. This made him suppose higher. evening deepened. quickly it was once thoroughly darkish, with the exception of the circle of sunshine round the campfire. From around the river got here the depression hoot of an owl. Chet, lulled via the peacefulness of the evening, settled himself extra conveniently opposed to the tree. “This isn’t any such undesirable spot after all,” he idea drowsily. the subsequent fast he sat bolt upright and a horrified yell escaped his lips. The Hardys and Tony woke up in a flash and got here speeding out in their tents. “Chet! What’s flawed? ” Frank cried out. The boy was once on his ft, trembling. “S-s-something got here at me out of the darkness! ” “You suggest an animal? ” Tony requested. “No—men! a complete gang of them! They attempted to membership me, yet I fought them off! ” “What? ” Tony stared at him. “You should have been dreaming! There’s nobody round right here yet us! ” “But I observed them, I inform you! ” Chet insisted, nonetheless shaking with fright. “Masked males! ” Frank and Joe speedy scouted the floor round the camp. yet there have been no footprints or different hint of intruders. “Exactly the place did all this ensue? ” Frank inquired evenly. “Right here,” Chet responded. “I used to be sitting with my again in contrast tree, and all of a sudden—” “You fell asleep,” Joe broke in, chuckling, “and had a nightmare! ” To reassure their good friend, the Hardys and Tony took lanterns and made a radical seek. eventually Chet agreed that he should have dreamed the total incident. “Go forward and hit the sack,” Frank advised him with a smile. “It’s virtually time for my watch. ” At breakfast the subsequent morning Joe and Tony ribbed Chet approximately his wild dream. He took their jokes good-naturedly, including, “At least those flapjacks are genuine. Slip me a couple of extra, Frank!