By Franklin W. Dixon
Whilst eccentric Thaddeus McClintock invitations Frank and Joe Hardy to accompany him on a sea voyage, the teenage investigators turn into entangled in an internet of puzzle. who's attempting to block the 3 from securing reservation on freighter ships that hold passengers? The decided efforts of Frank and Joe bring about a dangerous online game of wits with a hoop of slippery smugglers and to a dramatic disagreement at the excessive seas. this is a thrilling, action-filled secret that might maintain the reader on facet with suspense.
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I forgot to invite. ” The expressman was once a similar one that had made the preliminary mistake. Joe used to be desirous to succeed in the Harrison position, however the motive force in no hurry. He added large parcels and little parcels, huge containers and small bins to numerous components of city. eventually, with in basic terms the carton left, he headed for the outskirts of Bayport. Joe doggedly. At size the truck got here to a cease in entrance of a good-looking, smooth domestic on a highway with scattered homes. the driving force unloaded the carton and carried it to front steps. “Now move see, Joe. Hurry! ” his aunt instructed. Joe used to be out of the auto and on the heels of the fellow as he rang the bell. A gray-haired lady opened the door and appeared sharply at them. “Mrs. Harrison? ” requested the driving force, surroundings the carton within the corridor. “Yes. ” “Sign right here, please,” he stated, handing her a pencil and mentioning a clean area on his pad. Joe part anticipated the signature to be within the comparable handwriting as that of Johnson, and the signer to be masquerading as a lady. yet he was once flawed. The woman’s writing appeared certainly female, as was once her voice. “Is Mr. Harrison domestic? ” Joe inquired. “Mr. Harrison? Why—er—no,” she responded haltingly. “This is his carton, isn’t it? ” Joe went on, nonetheless clinging to a desire that his errand was once no longer in useless. “What is that this? ” Mrs. Harrison snapped. “A teen-age quiz software? ” She slammed the door. The expressman grinned. “Fool’s errand for you, eh? ” he acknowledged to Joe as they back to the road. “I’m afraid so,” Joe answered ruefully and obtained again into the convertible. while she heard the tale Aunt Gertrude was once confident that the transaction used to be no longer fullyyt aboveboard. “Ladies don’t slam doorways in people’s faces,” she stated, pissed off. “Those who do are scared of anything. ” Aunt Gertrude used to be so chagrined that she shunned declaring the incident that night. however the subsequent morning she pointed out the topic back and expressed her view approximately Mrs. Harnson’s behavior. “I by no means observed such undesirable manners,” she exploded. “Which Mrs. Harrison is that this? ” requested Mrs. Hardy. “Oh, she lives on Mount friendly Drive,” responded Aunt Gertrude. “Mrs. Robert Harrison. a really impolite girl. ” “Why, Gertrude! ” Mrs. Hardy exclaimed, surprised. “I understand Martha Harrison. She’s a beautiful individual. You mustn’t say such issues approximately her. ” “You might imagine she’s a beautiful individual, Laura, yet judging from her activities yesterday—” “Yesterday? ” Mrs. Hardy repeated. “But Martha Harrison is out of city! ” bankruptcy V extra sadness “ARE you convinced? ” Joe requested his mom excitedly. “Yes. Mrs. Harrison is attending a practice of women’s golf equipment in Highburg. There’s not anyone domestic now simply because her husband is in Mexico. ” Joe dashed to the phone and known as the Harrison quantity. there has been no solution. “I’m going there! ” he declared. “Frank, think good sufficient to return? ” “Sure do. ” Mrs. Hardy’s revelation had confident Joe that there may good be anything unusual concerning the supply of the field in the end. They drove over to Mount friendly force. Frank rang the bell. No resolution. A boy who used to be driving a bicycle alongside the road acknowledged he used to be a neighbor, and volunteered the knowledge that the Harrisons had closed their residence every week ahead of and wouldn't be again till the top of the month.