By Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Boxcar teenagers make a journey to Washington, D.C, and stopover at the Capitol construction and the Air and area Museum. but if issues begin disappearing from their resort, they usually notice they're being undefined, the kids understand there is a secret.
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Have a very good sleep, now. ” She and Mr. Cooley moved quickly to their room, leaving the Aldens extra questioned than ever. “What have been they honestly as much as? ” Violet requested. “I don’t know,” Henry spoke back. there has been not anything else the kids may perhaps do yet return to mattress. bankruptcy 10 The secret Is Solved the subsequent morning Amira joined the Aldens in Benny and Henry’s room after breakfast. Jessie stuffed Amira in on what had occurred the evening earlier than. “Do you think that the Cooleys are thieves? ” requested Amira. “If no longer, what have been they doing within the kitchen final evening? we all know they weren’t there for a snack! ” “And they claimed to be photographers, yet they didn’t know the way to place movie in my camera,” Violet further. “You’re right,” Amira acknowledged. “They’re now not photographers in any respect. I talked to them final evening at dinner. They’re old purchasers, they usually go back and forth everywhere in the nation trying to find strange goods. They spotted that faculty clock in Mrs. Parsons’s kitchen and have been making plans to take an image of it. They idea one in every of their buyers may well wish to purchase it. ” “But why didn’t they do it within the daylight hours? ” Benny requested. “Probably simply because they didn’t wish Mrs. Parsons to grasp it used to be valuable,” Amira defined. “This means, they can purchase it from her at a stronger cost. ” “Well, that explains that,” stated Henry. “And I found out the reality approximately Mrs. Wentworth,” Benny stated all at once. “You did? ” Violet and Jessie chorused. “She’s going to open her personal B and B. She informed me at breakfast! ” Benny appeared very happy with himself. “So that’s why she used to be so nosy,” Henry acknowledged. “And why she stated anyone can make an attractive penny out of Mrs. Parsons’ position. ” “What approximately John Sudderth? ” Jessie acknowledged. “Remember should you observed him status in room six? ” “I requested him approximately that this morning,” Violet defined. “He used to be simply admiring the view of the Washington skyline. He desires to apply it to a sequence of billboards he’s designing. ” “Billboards? ” Henry requested. Violet nodded. “He’s a advertisement artist. ” She grinned. “That explains why he didn’t comprehend that a lot approximately nice artwork that day within the museum. ” “That purely leaves Peter Marshall,” stated Henry. “I want there has been another explanation,” Violet acknowledged unfortunately. She cherished Peter, and hated to imagine that he was once considering the thefts. Henry took a deep breath. “I imagine we must always check with Mrs. Parsons straight away. Peter’s virtually entire serving breakfast, and we have to seize him ahead of he dashes off to type. ” “I imagine you’re correct. ” Jessie led the best way downstairs. “This is tough to believe,” Mrs. Parsons stated a couple of minutes later within the kitchen. Henry had simply instructed her approximately Peter and the safety replicate, and she or he glanced on the swinging door to the eating room. “What will I say to him? How am i able to accuse him? ” simply then, Peter seemed wearing an empty platter. “We’re operating a bit brief on waffles,” he stated cheerfully. “Shall I make a few extra batter? ” He spotted the Aldens status via the range. “Why aren’t you within the eating room? Aren’t you hungry? ” “Sit down, Peter,” Mrs. Parsons stated. Her voice used to be unusually robust.