The Clue of the Screeching Owl (Hardy Boys, Book 41)

By Franklin W. Dixon

While canines and males by surprise disappear, and unusual screams fill the evening, terrific tales of vengeful ghosts are nearly plausible. it truly is those unusual happenings which carry Frank and Joe Hardy to the Pocono Mountains to assist their father’s friendsolve the secret of Black hole. but if the Hardy boys and Chet Morton arrive at Captain Thomas Maguire’s cabin at the fringe of the hole, he has disappeared. Frank and Joe are made up our minds to discover the captain, regardless of Chet’s misgivings after an evening of strange and terrifying screams. unusually, it's a small dog that discloses a most original and excellent set of situations, concerning a mute boy, an elusive hermit, and a fearless puma coach.

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Lower than ten mins of silent paintings introduced a pointy exclamation from Joe. “Here she is-Miss Elizabeth Donner, with an handle in Brook wooden! ” the men made certain there have been no different ladies with a similar identify, then went to their motor vehicle. After consulting a street map, the 3 pals set out for Brookwood, the place they was hoping to determine extra concerning the unusual Donner brothers! bankruptcy XVI the 1st locate almost immediately ahead of midday the yellow convertible rolled alongside the quiet major highway of Brookwood. huge, friendly white homes with large lawns and beautiful color timber stood on both sides.

Frank quick defined their must the mute boy. Simon nodded comprehension and consent. “Now, the cash. ” Taking a small screw motive force from the glove compartment of the auto, Frank pried up the horn button. because the piece popped out, a invoice, folded very small, fell out too. “Emergency money,” defined Frank, grinning. “Thank goodness,” acknowledged Chet. once again the yellow convertible made its excess of the hilly nation roads to the city of Forestburg. Purposely, Frank parked the automobile a very good hundred yards from the 1st condo of town.

We've got lots of time. ” because the boys stepped from their automobile a big puppy bounded rapidly towards them. “Oh, oh! ” acknowledged Chet swiftly. “Better remain inside of, secret! ” the massive puppy gave a curious yet now not unfriendly sniff at Frank’s outstretched hand. on the related second one of many males raised up. He was once bony and had crimson hair. “Here, Blue! ” he known as and became to greet the lads. “Don’t you fellows fear approximately Blue. He won’t hassle not anyone. ” “What’s the difficulty? ” Frank requested. “She conked out, somehow,” the guy spoke back with a puzzled grin.

My share’s going to Simon,” Frank declared instantly. “Dad, maybe his voice can be restored via surgical procedure! ” Joe and Chet immediately seconded Frank’s selection. “I’m certain scientific technology can do something,” Fenton Hardy replied. “Some very profitable mechanical talking units were built, if it's going to prove his voice can’t be restored in the other means. at the least, we will be able to ship him to artwork institution. I comprehend he has a great expertise for drawing. ” “That’s for sure,” stated Chet with admiration, as Simon’s eyes shone with gratitude.

Walter Donner! the crowd chief grew to become. For a second he and the younger detective stared at one another. Frank set himself for an additional fight. yet, to his astonishment, Donner became and commenced mountaineering upward back as speedy as he may well. Calling on his muscle groups for one final all-out attempt, Frank scrambled upward in pursuit. In one other minute Frank hauled himself onto a ledge. Now Donner’s legs dangled simply above him. considering Chet, mendacity entangled within the wrecked motor vehicle, Frank pulled the fellow down savagely. yet a snarl from the ledge simply above him, and a surprising terrified scream from Donner, checked his poised fist.

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