By Franklin W. Dixon
The Canadian Northwest beckons Frank and Joe Hardy to secret and event. all of it begins whilst a French-Canadian trapper, Caribou Caron, makes a old and helpful fin – a carved rune stone left by way of Vikings centuries in the past close to nice Slave Lake. whilst Caribou Caron makes an attempt to promote the artifact to a consultant of a museum, it really is snatched via thieves. just like the intrepid Viking of previous, Frank and Joe, with their shut good friend, Chet Morton trigger on a dangerous quest within the Northwest Territories to get well the precious artifact ahead of the robbers can decipher the symbols resulting in the buried treasure.
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He quavered. “I used to be taking pictures rats and—and I didn’t see you two—honest! ” Frank and Joe cozy a little. “No,” Frank acknowledged tersely, “you didn’t hit us. yet you’d larger be extra cautious after this whilst you’re aiming a gun. ” The relieved rifleman stuttered an apology because the Hardys picked up the slacks and jacket and moved quickly off to their motor vehicle. “Let’s visit the medical institution correct after lunch,” Joe steered as they drove away, “and see Kelly’s response to this garments! ” After a brief lunch, the lads requested Aunt Gertrude to compliment them to spot Kelly, and headed for the health facility. after they arrived, it was once too early for normal traveling hours, however the nurse, figuring out of the Hardys, led the best way to Kelly’s first-floor room. The door used to be closed. As they neared it, Frank stated, “Hold the garments in the back of you, Joe. I’ll attempt to trap him off safeguard first with a few questions! ” Joe nodded and became the knob, pushing the the door open. the men and their aunt stared aghast. The sanatorium room was once empty! The nurse wheeled and moved quickly down the corridor to get aid. Frank pointed wordlessly to the open window and the brothers darted towards it. “There is going Kelly with somebody! ” exclaimed Frank. He pointed to a skinny guy in a protracted overcoat, pulled-down hat, and loafers hurrying around the garden with a red-haired better half. They have been heading towards a ready eco-friendly automobile. Kelly opened the door and either males speedy acquired in. “Come on, Joe! We needs to trap them! ” Frank suggested as he swung himself out the window. bankruptcy III Rune Stone Curse JOE jumped out the medical institution window and joined Frank who by way of now was once sprinting around the grassy garden after the escaped sufferer. They have been too past due to catch Kelly. The getaway automobile used to be already roaring off down the tree-lined road. “Let’s chase them! ” Frank cried out. He ran up the block to the men’ convertible and jumped in the back of the wheel. Joe hopped in beside him. Frank grew to become at the ignition, swung the yellow motor vehicle out from the scale back, and raced after the dashing sedan. It grew to become a nook. For it slow the brothers have been afraid the automobile had eluded them, yet by surprise they noticed it a number of blocks forward. “Let’s wish we don’t get any crimson lights,” Frank murmured. The chase endured via Bayport and onto the most road out of city. Frank pressed the accelerator to the ground. quickly they have been out within the open nation. the golf green sedan used to be nonetheless in sight. “We’re in success! ” Joe exclaimed, pointing to the left. a protracted freight educate used to be rumbling down the railroad tracks which crossed the line simply forward. The crossing gates have been beginning to decrease. “Now we’ll trap Kelly and discover what’s going on,” Frank gloated. the fairway sedan was once nearly on the crossing. placing on an additional burst of velocity, the automobile raced around the tracks. It kept away from the gates by means of inches. Seconds later, the educate roared via. “We’ve neglected our chance,” Frank groaned as he braked to a cease. “The freight’s not less than 80 automobiles lengthy! ” Joe grumbled over the noise of the wheels and the shrill sound of the train’s whistle. The brothers shifted impatiently within the entrance seat in their automobile whereas they watched the boxcars move by—clickety-clack, clickety-clack.