The Hurricane Mystery (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #54)

By Gertrude Chandler Warner

In Charleston, the youngsters search for pirate treasure and face a storm!

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A few of these papers are very previous and fragile,” she acknowledged. “The Aldens are being careful,” Mrs. Ashleigh stated. “We’ll have them prepared for the museum very quickly. ” Jackie appeared as though she didn’t really think Mrs. Ashleigh. “Let me understand if you would like help,” she stated. Then, as though sorry for sounding a bit impolite, she stated, “If the next day to come is a vacation, why don’t you return to city? force into Charleston and take a carriage travel with Hoofbeats of historical past, similar to I promised you? ” “That will be enjoyable! ” stated Violet. “I imagine it’s a grand idea,” acknowledged Mrs. Ashleigh. “Good,” acknowledged Jackie. “Be there at ten the next day! you can also convey your puppy. Have a superb dinner. ” “We will,” stated Mrs. Ashleigh. “How do lobsters and crab muffins sound, Benny? ” “Crab truffles? am i able to have chocolate cake in its place? ” requested Benny. every person laughed. Early the subsequent morning, Henry sneaked down and placed a unique “pirate’s map” on best of a pile of conscientiously looked after papers within the learn. Jessie and Violet moved quickly out to bury the “treasure” for Benny to discover later that day. Then, correct after breakfast, all of the Aldens and Mrs. Ashleigh drove to Charleston. They handed Diana engaged on a home simply down the road and waved as they glided by. but if they obtained to the Hoofbeats of historical past reliable, Jackie wasn’t there. “Oh, no,” acknowledged Jessie to the fellow who got here out to satisfy them. “She was once alleged to supply us a journey. ” the fellow smiled. He used to be medium top, with shoulder-length brown hair, and he wore sun shades. “Then you want to be the Aldens. I’m Mike Carson, Jackie’s accomplice. She couldn’t be right here, so she prepared for me to offer you a different travel. ” “That sounds great,” stated Henry. “My name’s Henry and those are my sisters, Jessie and Violet, and my brother Benny. ” Mike led them towards a black carriage with silver trim. a major, sandy-colored horse stood hitched to it. “Welcome to Hoofbeats of History,” Mike stated. He nodded towards the pony. “This is Sugar. not just did Jackie go away some of the best journey consultant responsible yet she left the superior horse. ” “Is she referred to as Sugar simply because she is a candy horse? ” requested Jessie, patting Sugar’s tender nostril. “Because she’s candy and she or he loves to be fed lumps of sugar,” stated Mike. “Watch, our puppy, is termed Watch simply because he's a superb watchdog,” acknowledged Benny. “Hello, Watch,” stated Mike, scratching Watch’s ears. Then he motioned towards the carriage. “Now, all aboard. ” The Aldens and Mrs. Ashleigh received within the carriage. Benny held tightly to Watch’s leash. “Okay, Sugar, let’s go,” stated Mike, and Sugar pulled the carriage out into the streets of Charleston. “Look in any respect the folk! ” stated Benny as they drove up one slim road and down one other. He waved at humans as Sugar trotted via. “It’s like being in a parade. ” Benny enjoyed parades. “Look in any respect the attractive houses,” Violet breathed. She pointed at fences made from iron formed into gentle styles. “It appears like lace made up of iron,” she acknowledged. Mrs. Ashleigh laughed and nodded. “That’s an excellent description, Violet. ” As they drove, Mike informed them that Charleston have been in-built the center of a marsh and in the back of partitions to guard it from enemy assault.

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