The Clue in the Crumbling Wall (Nancy Drew Mysteries, Book 22)

By Carolyn Keene

In the course of their try to discover a lacking dancer ahead of the lady loses the chance to inherit a fortress, Nancy and her associates discover a plot to maintain the lady from her inheritance.

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She had by no means obvious the fellow prior to and puzzled why he used to be trailing her. She used to be desirous to inform her father, yet chanced on that he had invited a shopper to dinner. by means of ten o’clock, after the caller had long past, she had stopped brooding about the incident. earlier than retiring, father and daughter sat down in Mr. Drew’s bed room to debate the secret. “Isn’t Emily Foster our greatest lead but? ” Nancy requested. Mr. Drew didn't solution; in truth, for a number of seconds he had no longer been paying strict recognition to Nancy’s dialog. Now, so abruptly that the younger detective was once startled, he tiptoed to the door and yanked it open. a guy in a brown swimsuit crouched simply open air. Thrown off stability, he fell ahead into the room. bankruptcy XI A caution “So you have been eavesdropping! ” Mr. Drew acknowledged sternly as he pulled the guy to his ft. “No, that’s no longer actual! ” the guy stammered. After convalescing his stability, he attempted to retreat. Mr. Drew blocked the entrance. “Sit down! ” he ordered the guy into the room. “We are looking to consult you. ” Nancy famous the guy because the one that had her. “What have been you doing outdoor my door? ” Mr. Drew requested him sharply. “Nothing,” he responded in a sullen voice. “I inspiration this room belonged to a pal. ” “That’s not easy to think, yet effortless sufficient to ascertain. What’s his identify? ” “None of your online business. ” “I can flip you over to the police. ” Nancy spoke up. “I can report back to them that you just trailed me this day! ” The stranger squirmed uneasily within the chair. “You can’t turn out whatever! ” “This guy you this present day? ” Mr. Drew requested his daughter in shock. “Yes. I forgot to inform you approximately it. ” “That settles it,” the attorney acknowledged. “We’ll flip him over to the police for wondering. ” “No, no! Don’t do this! I’ll inform something you need to know—except my name,” the stranger stated. “Very good. ” The legal professional nodded. “Why have been you following my daughter? ” “Because i used to be paid to do it. ” “By whom? ” “I don’t comprehend the guy’s identify. ” “What have been your directions? ” “To make a whole document on the place omit Drew went, whom she talked to, and what she did. ” Mr. Drew grew to become in order that the fellow couldn't see him complete face. With a wink and a short move of his hand he signaled Nancy to step into the adjacent room. For a second the younger detective used to be questioned. Then it dawned upon her that her father sought after her to slide quietly downstairs and manage to have the stranger undefined. “So you won’t let us know your identify? ” Mr. Drew repeated, dealing with the stranger once again and jogging up so as regards to him the guy couldn't see Nancy. “No. I won’t,” the fellow spoke back. Nancy stole noiselessly into the adjacent room. She hastened downstairs and used a public cell to name police headquarters. After choosing her father and herself, she stated, “Please ship a plainclothesman straight away. I’ll meet him within the foyer and clarify every little thing whilst he arrives. How will i do know him? ” “He’ll fake to have a nasty cold,” the officer acknowledged. Nancy used to be apprehensive that the detective would possibly not achieve the inn in time. yet in under 5 mins a guy entered coughing uncontrollably.

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