The Crooked Banister (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, No. 48)
Nancy and her pals Bess and George spend an exhilarating week exploring a mysterious zigzag apartment with its beautifully crooked staircase, its strange serpent photo, and an unpredictable robotic that just about explanations the younger detective to lose her lifestyles. yet regardless of the specter of chance from the robotic, Nancy is decided to resolve the secret of the unusual apartment and to find the lacking proprietor who's sought after by way of the police. It takes prepared good judgment and fast considering for the younger detective to battle through the tangled thicket of clues and locate the most important to this complicated puzzle. With the aid of her associates, Nancy captures an elusive swindler and uncovers the key of the crooked banister, yet now not prior to they've got a number of hair-raising adventures – one on a damaged bridge over flaming water, one other in a hidden room with poisoned pics!
eventually. “Let’s move outdoor. perhaps Bess and Dave bumped into the yard.” He and Nancy moved quickly to front door and referred to as to George and Burt. “Have you noticeable Bess and Dave?” Nancy queried. The solutions have been no. “Did they arrive outside?” Burt requested. “I don’t know,” Nancy spoke back. “They’ve disappeared.” “What!” George exclaimed in alarm. Burt acknowledged he might circle the home and notice if he may possibly locate the lacking couple. In a couple of minutes he back, shaking his head. “Then they need to be inside,” Ned.
right here or in Leupp. She moved quickly off to discover Sleepy Deer. He stated Mary used to be a playmate of his. “I take you to determine her,” the boy provided. As Nancy suspected, little making a song Brook had by no means heard of Mrs. provider and had acquired no funds from her. Mr. Drew seemed grim as he acknowledged, “Those swindlers should be operating their racket in different reservations. i'll notify the dept of the inner once we come again to the hotel.” because the Drews walked towards their horses, they observed the motive force summoning.
Wall. Nancy used to be approximately to signify they swap to the opposite railing, however it was once too past due. George and Burt had begun down. Their twisting descent used to be so fast they have been virtually swung off. “It’s like using a curler coaster!” George cried. As they neared the ground, either she and Burt grabbed the rail not easy and attempted to prevent. yet they weren't in a position to. the following second there has been a noisy crash. A gaping gap seemed within the plasterboard wall and George and Burt disappeared via it. “Oh!” screamed.
that they had discovered. Mead unexpectedly misplaced all his bravado. “Okay,” he acknowledged. “I used to be pressed for funds and inspiration up that scheme of having a few. I’ll pay off everyone whose funds I took.” George spoke up. “We chanced on a printing press within the basement. Did you utilize it to make your faux pamphlets concerning the Indians?” “Yes.” Nancy seemed directly on the guy and acknowledged, “You weren’t on my own in that scheme and in numerous others, too. You’re a friend of Rawley Banister’s and the 2 of you swindled a few.
Bookcase. Then the robotic raised his hands excessive over his head and pointed to the head of the bookcase. subsequent he moved his hands as though indicating that the piece of furnishings was once to be pulled out. At this gesture the tape ended. “I’ll take a look,” Ned stated and swung to Dave’s shoulders. Leaning ahead he gave the bookcase a tug and it moved towards him simply. while Dave and Ned rolled it out into the room, the searchers came across a door top into the slender poison room. “This should have been the.