The Ghost of the Chattering Bones (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #102)

By Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Alden youngsters knew they'd be investigating a secret at Eton position, yet that they had no inspiration there will be a ghost there, too! An outdated relations buddy, Norah Eton, believes there's a necessary piece of knickknack hidden someplace on her estate.

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I ponder who she was once speaking to at the phone,” acknowledged Benny, nonetheless wondering Annette. Henry replied first. “Spence Morton involves brain. ” “You imagine Annette and Spence are operating jointly, Henry? ” Jessie requested in shock. “Could be,” he acknowledged. “Annette and Spence? ” Benny repeated, no longer knowing. “But Spence left city, keep in mind? ” “Maybe that’s simply what he wishes us to believe,” prompt Henry. Violet considered this for a second, then she nodded. “I bet it’s attainable he used to be attempting to throw us off the tune. ” “Exactly,” acknowledged Henry. “So not anyone might suspect him. ” Violet tucked her brown hair at the back of her ears. “Maybe it isn’t the bridge he relatively wishes. ” “What do you suggest, Violet? ” Benny puzzled. “It’s attainable Spence is after Meg’s brooch. ” “Oh, I hadn’t considered that! ” acknowledged Benny. simply then, Jessie remembered anything. She fast informed her sister and brothers approximately listening to an individual within the corridor open air the lounge. “Do you think that a person used to be spying on us? ” Benny stated. Jessie needed to admit it used to be attainable. “I ask yourself how a lot he—or she—overheard,” stated Violet, sounding a bit uneasy. “Enough to understand the picture used to be a tremendous a part of the mystery,” Jessie spoke back. The others nodded. nobody may visit the difficulty of stealing the picture until they knew it'll aid them locate the brooch. Henry had whatever so as to add. “Remember Annette asserting at the mobile, ‘They won’t be an issue anymore’? ” Benny nodded. So did Jessie and Violet. “You imagine Annette used to be speaking approximately us, Henry? ” Violet requested. “Yes,” stated Henry. “I have a droop she was once. ” “I bet she thinks we can’t clear up the secret with no the photograph,” additional Jessie. Henry nodded. “It’s attainable she took it with out figuring out there have been copies. ” “There’s anything I don’t understand,” Benny acknowledged thoughtfully. “Annette used to be the person who came across the image within the attic, correct? If she desired to thieve it, why didn’t she simply take it then? ” “Maybe she didn’t imagine it was once very important on the time,” provided Violet. “First factor the following day we’ll pay money for one of many copies. ” Henry stretched and yawned. “Right now I’m too drained to imagine directly. ” With that, they determined to name it an afternoon. whilst Violet climbed into mattress, her options became once more to the photo of Stone Pool. She nonetheless had the nagging feeling that anything used to be unsuitable. yet what was once it? She tucked the idea at the back of her brain as she drifted off to sleep. in the midst of the evening, Violet cried out, “That’s it! ” She sat bolt upright in mattress because the solution without notice got here to her. “That’s why it was once underlined thrice! ” “Hmm …? ” Jessie appeared over at her sister. “I simply found out what’s flawed with the picture! ” Violet threw again her covers and jumped off the bed. “Come on, Jessie. This can’t wait till morning. ” After rousing Henry and Benny, Jessie and Violet led the best way all the way down to the den. definite adequate, they discovered copies of the Stone Pool picture tucked into Norah’s table drawer. “So, what’s occurring, Violet? ” Henry desired to be aware of. “Think approximately this,” Violet stated, as they sat down on a bit couch.

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