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We were nearly run off of the road. That driver kept on going, something was wrong. This is a real and true clue. We have our first clue!

Submitted: December 12, 2019

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Submitted: December 12, 2019



Motor run.


My brother and I, on motorcycles we were. Dad gave us motorcycles. We were so young. And we were just almost men. We could not wait. We were youthful sleuths, even way back then. We were invincible. We were Frank and Joe Hardy. Joe and Frank Hardy. The Hardy brothers. The sons of the most famous private detective in the world, in the whole known universe, Fenton Hardy.


Where is Fenton now? 


Hallways and shiny floors and quiet music and wheelchairs. Calm voices announcing the time or making statements. Everyone is waiting and it smells chemically clean.


We were nearly run off of the road. That driver kept on going, something was wrong. This is a real and true clue. We have our first clue!


The night nurse moves me from the dining room to the social room where the giant television is. I build my mental wall against the giant television while maintaining my face mask of smiling participation in the community here. I am grateful to be alive! I am my own world no matter what, so? There is Chet now and he is awake. “Hello, old chum!” He is still mad at me about something that was and still is none of his business between me and his sister, Iola. What a doll she was. I would and perhaps I will, again and again if I could. Iola and Joe. Forever. Iola.


My brother had blond hair and rode a motorcycle as well as I, even though he is two years younger than I. He pulled his motorcycle over to the road and jumped to safety. “That car almost ran us off the road!”


“Wow!” said my brother. “Let's get away from here before that crazy nut comes back. That's a dead-end road, you know.”


I hear a lot as I lie here helpless and waiting, thinking and thinking; though to you all, I forgive you as I am struggling to remember toward the outer, come to think of it. I guess, anyhow it was a delivery truck if I remember right. He strove to conceal his impatience. He drove to reveal his best work yet.


Chet had a Sweet Baby of his own, a bright jolly speedster, a jalopy, a prized hot-rot that he named Queen. Bright yellow. Impossible to forget or ignore. It was bright bright yellow. You would know when Queen was nearby, sight and sound unique. Dig that crazy horn, boys! Squeal the tires, man! Oh yaz!


Now I am looking up at the ceiling. To my left a bank of lights and a beep which follows my heartbeat. I have been here for eternity. I am there now as you read this. I am waiting. I could write BEEP and again and again several hundred times per page for a thousand pages, who would read that? 


Well, that would be me, right now. I am reading these pages slowly, one at a time. Me alone, reading thousands of pages that say BEEP and again and again. Time is full of secrets.


Flowers? Thank you!


I'm really going to smoke a love like ours, it always reminded me of how one wanted to work on, to go on forever without thought contrary, so I'm the very definition that always interrupted him in his work, my father the famous detective, Fenton Hardy. Fenton? Are you there, dad? Thanks Dad. Later, Dad.


The cyclist now waiting with your friends, a slight pretty recognized citizen. Shop with her class and the poor guy may often be a county boy like myself, the motorcycle is better than any girl he knew. The boys brought their motorcycles to stop the century on a talent. I am sorry, what am I saying? The Tower Treasure. Our first case, our first taste, we were so ready for it. Two boys, eager on fine new motorcycles, free and growing, becoming men in a secure world.


Under what I'm securing lies a slightly bad package. She asked a friend, asked you as the edge of your last friend, who had gone off to avoid having any of that tedious smile. I think we heard this, having been referred, just showing up to you, about to takeoff. Her smile faded yellow and that she explained that she thought Martin was some kind of stumbling block but he will not fall. No, Martin stays but do not tell him anything. He is happy enough already.


Something out of your will. Dear Mrs. Willett on the road, and outside a tricky lucky Mrs. was killed in counting illegitimate hell out of her car and only so fast. A car wreck again. Speedsters abandon.


Darkness. Reflection. More waiting. Is there heartbeat? Am I breathing? I do not know. Waiting.


Bayport joins us as my brother is making his networking trail connection kit, but he is doing it all wrong. I just remembered that there are  professional investigators working. I had the car against the rogue car, and that car had more gas in it than a no talent pool hall on bean night. I love these words I do not care if they only made mere comfortable dead sense to someone besides you. You know. You know me.


Then I can take my clean break with the least worst front as it can be described as men. 


“All I saw,” she said “was one of the men had red hair!” Frank fairly shouted. 


So anything, he could be the same man we saw, one of his own car to legs head miracles do happen anyone or much lost and helpless on my car can add French legislators a Navy Iraq are getting along so he needs to be let to deliver a yes. 


Which would make it even more desperate to get away. Whenever I want, or about, for a phone. A united front promised the boys who waved goodbye to challenge her in the town, and they were at once eager to meet the chief editor of time and of the police force. 


He was a tall man, well-known defendant, and his two sons that she often turns upon to give up. 


So practically, particularly difficult cases with the boys when it is office they found the police chief talking about a reset and 11 list by Harriet. 


The old ticket seller at the seafaring boat office, but I was policing the entire drive. The third Oscar is not a shortstop. He was invariably seen wearing a checkered suit, every day a checkered suit. Some of what he says is because of the self-proclaimed private detective, who was working hard every place they put police force. “I go” whispered in the eye care,  and it was frankly brighter... then I perched in high school behind the ticket window with a remote office deity, I forget for how many years. It was a job. Selling tickets to people who leave Bayport on any ferry.


I just got more interesting, the thing I have decided, well, what I have missed, how expensive a bomber from back then and how it is in the cheat code with everyone. Do you know what I mean by cheat code? I can report that. I just spoke up, my high as 1Y, I was one of these, and these were all too too crazy. Danger crazy. No laugh. No and no and know.


“I don't know where it is called now,” a hot one explained. Oscar Smart will immediately pull a solar notebook from my clean sound check to collect rent on his desk where you want to cling a little less isolating check explained. 


Then the chief related Harry's story: a man drove up to the ferry boat office and tried all the disparity of the passenger, then he came in, right into the office and developmentally as the officer calls for the chief. “Give me the money I don't want no trouble.” This is a gun talking.


A brief account of the requisite a.m. logbook in the morning for all sides in another right now. 


She pressed the button click for related orders, “Exactly lots!” Joe commented to us in the cruiser later.


The man who stole our own kind will enable artists to pack a person. Did you the color of the man's air raid in some off interrupted was kind of a day I am. I yielded to the Frank reply. “What color was his hair?”


Right to decide who I'm sure we'll are greater like and 88 is cycles and four, a car that we are shy to go around. We took pics of the boys who brought the motorcycles to a screeching halt and leaped off. All  of Joe cried out as they started up the steep bank. There safe, they made the reckless driver, who suddenly pulled his car hard to the right side road on two wheels and the boys expected the Carter turnover and held the dusty ground. Says Joe “Lets get away from here before that crazy guy comes back to dead end road, you know.” The boys scrambled back to the motorcycles, gunned down a bit to get past the intersecting road in early time. 


This will go in silence for a while, gazing at the scene I had on their rights and an indictment of tumbled rocks and boulders. To me to the water below, the opposite side was a jagged cliff. The little travel road was whining and just wide enough for two cars to let it to fall off the edge of the road remark. That's right to agree we can be sure, we are sure to be smashed to bits before we ever got to the bottom, and a smile, “Watch your step, Frank.” Dead tapers won't get delivered. Frank reached into his jacket pocket to be sure, several important legal papers, which he was to deliver for Mr. Hardy were still there, released to find him. He chuckled soon after now, this to create it on his latest case. Yes to confirm us hardy sons. Why not show her plot line with a bright grin, this is the son of the most famous private detective in the country and aren't we right to then becoming serious here. 


I was reinstalling Mr. Harold go, said Frank and Joe, students at a more high, for combining business with you this Saturday morning. By dealing with the airing of the other. Even though one below is dark and the other fair. There was a marked resemblance between the two brothers, 18-year-old Frank was tall and dark Joel was younger, a blonde with blue eyes. They were the only children tension and Laura Hardy with Emily Linden Bay Port. A small but providing city of 50,000 inhabitants located and armed daily. 3 miles inland from the way, which she motorcycles along the narrow road skirted that they lead to 1002 brothers destination. Only to the next term, neatly started up, a lung steep slope, so that the view near the road was merely a ribbon and badly in need of air. Once we get to the place on the hill, oh then there will be so rough. 


Frank remarked, HMX, over the uneven surface. Better road from there into one to go, with my logo. Just then, above the sharp part of their own motors to voice, they heard the roar of a car approaching from the rear, and denigrates me. They took a moment to glance back. Looks like the same guy we saw before. Joe burst out at night that once the hardly stopped them cold, as close to the edge as they did dare. Frank and Joe hopped off and stood poised to leap out of danger again if necessary, the car hurtling towards them like a shot. Just when it seemed as if it could not miss a the driver swung the wheel about viciously and this and then spent acts, sped along and away from trouble. 


“When that was?” a close friend asked. The car had been traveling at such a high speed, but the boys had been unable to get the license number or a glimpse of the drivers features, but they noted that he was this and had a shock of red hair. “If I ever meet him again...” Joe muttered, Frank relaxed. “He must be practicing for some kind of race,” he remarked as the dark blue sedan disappeared from sight around the curve and the boys resumed their journey. By the time they rounded the curve, the agency will open all in the valley along the bay beneath them. There was no trace of the rash motorist who is probably halfway across the state by this time to remark, unless he's in jail over a classified ad. 


The boys reached along with logo and Frank delivered the legal papers to a lawyer, while Joe guarded the motorcycles. When his brother returned. Joe suggested something about taking the other road back to Bayport. “I don't pray if going over that particular of a stretch to search name. “We can stop off at Czechs.” Check Morton, who was a school chum of the Hardy boys lived on a farm located about a mile of a port. The pride of chess life was a bright yellow jalopy of which he had been clean. He worked on it daily to soup up the engine. Frank and Joe retraced their trip for a few miles then turn on the country road which led to the main highway on which the Morten Farm was situated. As they near Chat's home Frank suddenly brought his motorcycle to a stop. Into a clump of bushes in a deep ditch at the side of the road gel that crazy driver or someone else had a crack up, among the tall bushes, there almost wasn't an overturned blue sedan. The car was a total wreck and lay wheels up for a mass of tangled junk. “We better see if anyone's underneath” Joe cried out. The boys made their way down. 


Their hearts pounding, what would they find? 


A close look into the sedan and into the immediate vicinity proved that there was no victim around. This happened some time ago, said Joe. Frank stepped forward and lead his hand on the explosives in Joe. “It's still warm,” he said the accident occurred a short while ago, now, I'm sure this is a redhaired driver's car. “But what I am?” Joe asked. “Is he alive, did someone rescue him away?” and Franks wrote. 


“One thing I can tell you, somebody else took away the license plates to avoid identification.” The brothers were completely puzzled by the whole affair since the assistance was not needed on the spot. They climbed out of the Colbert and back to the motorcycles. 


Before long they were inside the Morten's home, a rambling old farmhouse with an apple orchard at the rear. When they drove up the lane they sucked yet at the barnyard gate. “I saw!” Joe called. Check hurried down the lane to meet them. The boy who loved to eat was rarely without an apple or a packet of cookies near his round freckled face. Usually he wore a smile, but today the party sensed something was wrong as they brought their motorcycles to a stop to notice that their charming chums cheery expression was missing. 


“What's the matter?” Frank asked on the travel Channel reply blog. Just in time to help me jimmy without driving the Queen. Franken Chet shot a look at each other blankly, your car. “Well, we haven't seen it” said Joe. “What's happened” “Yes, I just came out to the garage to get the Queen and she was gone...” and should mournfully... “Wasn't the car locked?” “That's the strange part of it, she was locked.”. 


Although the garage door was open. “I can see how anyone got away with it, a professional job.” Frank commented, “Thieves these days always carry scores of keys with them. Check, have you any idea when this happened?”  “Not more than 15 minutes ago, because that's when I came home with the car.” “We're wasting, I am!” Joe cried out a case that he got a know which way he went to protest. 


We didn't meet in, so he must have gone in the other direction.” Climb on behind the jet Joe urged the Queen can go as fast as any motorcycle, so we will capture in no time excitedly as he swung himself onto Joe's motorcycle into a stall by this time. In a few minutes, the boys were tearing down the road in pursuit of the automobile.


Now its morning and we are being served breakfast. The light is beautiful, we are all God-like here in the cafeteria. Do they see it too? Not a good question to ask. Close my eyes and enjoy the God-like moment of morning and food. They put it directly in my mouth sometimes. Sometimes I do it myself. Its all that other stuff that bothers me, the other end of the eating equation. I make myself clear. I must make myself clear. I will make myself clear. I am about to make myself clear. I am not clear now.


In a few moments the boys were tearing down the road in pursuit of the automobile thief!


Chorus 2


There has been a terrible motorcycle accident. Why wont they tell me things? Who is it? Its my brother I know it is, I just know it is. It is. The doctors are all running around and our nurse takes a big sigh and she tells us about some kind of pharmaceutical, she goes on and on about this drug, and we should ask our doctor to prescribe it to us, we could feel a whole lot better and she recites all these horrible side effects. Who died? Why wont they tell me?


Its the television. Its just the television. Get over it. Its nobody you know.


Go check it to you as well be yellow buoys her café will be no typical. It would be difficult to pick up the trail of the means we will know around they portray from where we should be someone as a seemed strange to me. 


So does that if you take a car like that out of these usually take heart of a standard making color to think herself for some reason, is making a fast getaway in helping ships pulling into a truck or several men were holing cabbage plants itself if we classic recovered and brought his motorcycle. He scrambled over the fence and jumped across the rows of small plants until he reached the first farmhand GCI yellow jalopy fueled by fear within the past hour Frank asked him a lengthy old Farmer leaned out of his hole and put a hand of one year. 


A shouted DGC fellow pass on here in a bright yellow car. Frank repeated in a louder tone of it is over, you will never move back over the pocket of his overalls and a hardy few who landed here wants to know if we saw a jalopy come by so slowly. The other three farmhands all rather elderly men did not answer at once. Instead they lay down their hose and passed a plug of tobacco to the pastor Frank Christie. Sure you check the car was still trying to find the thief that stole said one of the men, a hot rod, a yes. 


Right yellow when Frank, another of the workers removed his hand up. Seems to me until I did see a cargo by air, while ago I yellow car loan poor yellow come to think of it I guess. Anyhow it was a delivery truck or train strode into the presentation you did. Any of you was a brand-new car real shiny as the fourth member of the group that was an older car, but it was any bright yellow Frank explained. 


“My nephew had one things for marked. Never thought they would save myself. I don't agree with you.” Still another man spoke up on toys like you might as well have one they can work on themselves. Here all the best man interrupted her voice work on the farm truck. That way, they will get into mischief he gave a short laugh well so I guess we been much help to you install your hot rod. 


“Thanks.” Frank joined the other boys, know let's go to the tree was a girl walking along the road had been a cyclist true near Frank's face life. She had recognized that the shame to see heading for paperwork joyous. “Yes, at the speed he was making networking travel you'll never catch them shut and members of investigators working against current market sentiment for no telling what I can make it likely to go to police headquarters” for a suggested Kelly really describe this man. 


“All I saw the answer was a blur, but the man did have red hair,” “Red haired!” Frank fairly shouted. 


“Joe did you think he could be the same man wakes up. The one who wrecked his own car show & miracles do happen if he wasn't hurt very much” he must have watched house and helped himself to my cart shed. Frank's essay may be the wrecked car didn't belong to that fellow in mean he'd stolen it to show there up to yes, which would make them even more desperate to get away whenever a new voice talking about Kelly. A Leach and I can tell you, Frank Thomas to -- now the boys waved goodbye to Kelly and her against her condolence to Chief Ezra Colin. 


One of the report released force. He was a tall, husky man well known to threaten hardiness to sentence, she could often turn to the private sector for help in solving particularly difficult cases. When the boys went to the state and found the police chief talking with three exciting men. One of these was like Harry Field, ticket seller at the City River Boat Office. In other words, while the third was Oscar Smart, a short stout man. 


He was invariably seen wearing a checkered suit and a soft felt hat. He called himself a private detective and was working hard to earn a place on the Bayport police smut display. Its up to Polly and Joe, whispered the chaplain at the boys. We waited for the Chiefs between Harry was very frightened timid man who had perched on a high school, attended by a man who had perched on a high stool behind the ticket window at the ferry boat office day in and day out for a good many years. I was just out in the morning to see you say, in a high-pitched excited voice. 


When it comes this film income since phone. Cicero over from my notes some minute interactive chief, turning to the newcomers. “Can I do for you?” Think report shuts up my hot Rod Stone boy is it so screechy hard drives. Why does well is crazy hot rod cylinder of my Kerry fried out a yellow hot exclaimed Oscar Smart can be immediately pulled the pencil and notebook from his pocket might clean children check 


Cheektowaga wrapped on his desk for quiet minutes with the Queen of explaining chief related errors in story form men drove up to the ferry boat office and try to get hold of Mr. Passenger came to office in the following way as the officer was printed Cheektowaga brief account of the reckless abandon is important for them. Since the necessarily know, the chief press the buzzer and quickly relieved his orders. “It certainly looks” Joe commented “that if the man who stole checks are the fellow who tried to hold up the ferry boat office by the same person.” 


“Did you notice the color of the maintainer for investment?” Harry smoking around was that it may have a great deal of the Francophone was colorless hair Mr. Harry Doctor on the short sure wasn't red and Joe Saint Chi, except for when she got an invoice and some information about this when we were told until the guy who stole checks aren't red haired. “Often are some famous turns off it over to someone else, Chief,” concluded at this moment is short for this little man was ushered into the room. 


He was a passenger who would come into the church office at the time of the attempted hold chief colleges from the newcomer introduced himself as Henry J. Brown of New York. Because of entering the office and seeing them run away from the window with a revolver in his colorless hair from this conservative vibe is refocused on the same in many red haired goodness, I noticed it after he jumped in the car Christmas looked bewildered, he said he had red hair. That detective turned Mr. Harry NEC had dark hair something from somewhere, shook his head in puzzlement. 


The others were puzzled to Frank S. Mr. Brown told once more, just when he noticed the red hair is so enough time for you to reply. Frank and Joe exchanged glances as a possible red hair was away in a safe put down just before Mr. Brown was abolished still into the one interference from snuff and tracking down this flu. Harry Dean Brown began to argue over the color of the fee scare. 


Finally chief of a direct once more for order, sent out a line to put this whole the for both the scope and reach of Scott Davis was elected again in touch by the failure to catch the thief partied with Leslie says workers with Chet Morton, a return to pursue the case talk was dancing with Chet Frank Smith Iverson leads. I sure hope Sophos friend applies to client motorcycles seem thoughtless running through Frank and Joe's minds may be dismissed. She returned to be different this time around, this one new chance we have been given.


Is this our first case? Can it be? We are so grateful.


Choir 3


From is that we will be rated on a motorcycle frame said that the Bush Road and hearty garage. 


“I'm not even scared to write alongside anymore.”


year.tier fray pretending to take you seriously got me writing that did not like you. 


Well Joe countered should submit that were both pretty good


 this year was well a bed of lettuce have them still continued yes agreed to do for not going to be detectives will get a latte sounds. The boy started toward the House passing the old-fashioned barn property. Its first floor had been converted into a gymnasium, which is used after school and on weekends by Frank and John the France party home on the corner of high NL streaks was an old stone house set a large tree shaded lawn right now focuses and a miniature nurse to see proceeding ahead this through the light green grass old mother says Frank if he pushed open the kitchen door. 


Mrs. hearty petite, pretty woman at the table on which he was stopping a large roasting chicken and smiled, her son kissed her affectionately and Joe asked dead upstairs yesteryear is in his study. 


This study was part Fenton Hardy's workshop adjoining it was a fine library, which contain not only books but piles of disguises. Records of criminal cases and translations of thousands of code this theme to study break and you agree to their father were reporting air and a couple of announced five starter applied that he gave his son searching clients I see your credibility more than just my air and breaking Joe had learned early in their boyhood that it was impossible to keep any secrets from their distinct father facing the disability was one reason why he had been such a successful detective on the New York City police force before setting up a private practice in the courts. 


We ran in his reelect site by Frank said he told his father the whole story of checks missing jalopy the wrecked car, which they suspected installing and the attempted holdup at the ferryboat office tips County mystified as Cardona added. 


Frank dreamed that it is a lesser police find a first. Mr. Hardy was silent for several seconds when he said. The level of vice, you know, I never give it some asked for chocolate will need a lot of help Joe answered to Hardy said to him the most interesting and the case was the fact that the suspect apparently used when more ways as a disguise. He may have bought at least one of them in the report suggests the voice make the rounds of all shops selling weeks and see which you can find out. 


The boy's livestock of their father's large desk in Frank said, will have time to go do a little slipping before closing time to go to you boys made -- for the door in both stopped short. They did not have the slightest idea where they were going sheepishly Joe asked dead in what store so weeks with a twinkle in his eyes Mr. Hardy arose from the desk walked into the library and opened a file labeled double users the moment later he pulled a folder marked ways manufacturers, distributors and retail shops of the world wide debt-they had all this information to begin his father merely smiled. 


He sounds through the heavy sheaf of papers and pulled one out. They were a red well three of these places can be eliminated at once. They sell only women's hairpieces. Now let's see Frank get a paper and pencil first the Schwartz's masquerading custom shop is its 70 Night Rimshot Ave. In that sense, that market implying, and one more Rubin brothers with a main street justice either a road. Schwartz's closest Facebook, which I first Joe. 


Hopefully the boys dashed out to the motorcycles and hurried downtown is the interest forces shot a short talk :-) man came toward them. Well, he has done here in the wire follows. He said, if you get a large old-fashioned clock on the wall officials apparently tonight because a big shipment team in today and I never have time except after business hours to unpack and list my merchandise buyer will take months if Frank were sons of Fenton Hardy, the detective. We'd like to know whether or not you recently sold a red wig to a man. 


Mr. Schwartz shook his head I was sold a red wig and more absurd than rented when everybody seems while blonde or brown or black lately, but you understand by the usually salaries at all Iran up I just answered Frank, were destroyed. Find out about a man who uses a red wig is a disguise with that in mind of what a rented this year that he would know his name. Mr. Schwartz leaned across to children as many speak of is that like a character which is possible any come in to give wig from me if he does I'll be glad to let you know, the voice thinks a shopkeeper or possibly even Mr. Schwartz called on it to Hardy's hopes of the dealer had suddenly remembered something important. 


This is not a seller with a grin and then asked the boys if they would like to help them open since cost cartons which arrived in to try the costumes. Those folks at the factory always criticizes Mark Wright, would you be able to stay a few minutes and help him be glad to pay them all with a lot of money just woke up to the truth.exe constants. Mr. Schwartz locked the front door of the shop and let the bullet is in the rear was so filled with costumes of all kinds appeared in a theatrical work close piles of cartons that Frank and Joe wondered how one man could ever find anything here is today's shipment. 


Mr. Schwartz said 26 cartons standing far from their interest to shop. Together he and the voice split open the boxes and one by one lifted out of kings ruled the Queen s at Little Bo Peep costume. Something Mr. Schwartz said it is on market size 38. 


One of the boys mind trying it on Frank picked up costing ones at the back and stuck the skeleton outfit it with tremendous honoring said ludicrously ribs. Send ludicrously the ribs sagged, ludicrously gets a fat man models with the remarked holding the garment out to its full width at that moment there was a loud rap of the front door of the store. Mr. Schwartz made no move to answer it opposed a similar map suddenly Frank at idea that thief who used ways might be the late customer coming on purpose at this hour to avoid meeting other people without a word of the others he dashed through the doorway into the store and toward the front entrance. 


Vaguely see somebody waiting to be admitted to the stranger gave one look at the late, out of shape skeleton and disappeared in a flash at the same moment Frank tripped and fell headlong. Mr. Schwartz and Joe carrying the crash rushed out to see what happened Frank hopelessly entangled in the skeleton to hire was helped to his feet when he told the others waited made as unsettled as to the front door they conceded he might have a point. But his sheer scale and outfit it will be back to zero laughing. The boy stayed for over half an hour helping Mr. Schwartz said goodbye and went home. 


Monday will tackle is other two-week shops in Frank the following morning, the Hardy family attended church. After dinner Frank and Joe told parents are going to ride out to see Chip Morton. We've been invited to stay to supper for him, but we promise not to get home late. 


The Hardy stick Callie Shaw, who also had been invited daily she perched on the seat behind Frank Vitale Cochise Franks wild cyclist. The young people were gathered at the door of the Morton farmhouse purchased younger sister of Iowa, dark-haired and pretty Joe thought she was quite the nicest girl in a poor high indeed her regularly. 


As dusk came on the five young people gathered in the Morton's kitchen to prepare supper check would love to each was in charge and build up various jobs to the others. When he finished Joe remarked in what he do big boy for studies burned on the official taster Hollowell from the others. Check your end. But while you insist all make a little side dish for all this about Welsh rabbit year elected the others for us to check set to work. 


The farmhouse kitchen was large and contained a group of windows in one corner, used a large table, where young William people decide to eat they had just sat down with the telephone rang check got up and walked to the hall to answer it within a minute he returned to the kitchen, his eyes bulging what's the matter. 


I only ask quickly threatened to reply and threatened the others tried out how jealous of right and he could hardly speak they manage to make the others understand the man to set up a telephone you'll never get your jalopy back then, if you don't lay off trying to find out. And if you don't lay off trying to find me or your car you're going to get our little crowded. 


Joe, this is a serious Callie and Ella had clutched their throats and were staring wild eyed at chat. 


Frank about to speak at the glance at the window towards barring French cities that his eyes were playing tricks on them know they were not figured for sneaking from iron and down the lean toward the highway fallacy try suddenly. 


Follow me. 


The day room is quiet, I rest my phony feet upon the table, and I have my back pressed back and this helps the pain today. This does not work every day but it is working now and I am enjoying it.


And Chad Morton's kitchen was a pleasant site, thinking it was one of the fields where the walking man was seen leaving in the shade. A sneaking man. A walking clue who must be pursued.


The three pursuers scattered at three directions to search. Just straight it impresses you to listen to receive the good hearing the silly three, but it was worth it is specifically kept up with demand to question why he had been there these think he was a thief to last checked it which we still put up what let's do I believe you change something that I couldn't see what was Frank Neil about that close to the night the boys walked in, check searchers, gays are all said we are extension in the little they dance a wig exclaimed that she Frank agreed them something him you get what you said S. got a big examined carefully for clue will identify having mark on it ADA burst out in will usually chat, you mean he's the one who threatened eight yes. 


If you know how you can call your own of November from an extent that eight chat with awaiting his head in to come of the way here to use this for this is that this man had not come specifically for that reason is one figure catch it it will answer that or anyone else in this turned to interest such person was is and let us of what the building. 


It wouldn't be stack is that slowly anything be here feed the Snap his fingers Sir's eight disappeared from the turned and made a beeline for the there are Her even sad, but was back in a second eight came here to get this are will be when you had is gone at chat.it is suggested that perhaps the man is not too far away he might be some side rotating at he urged all the T cell that would be a useless or a great I got a cycles with check behind Joe is one of another covering the territory he thoroughly base of demo car.


Even any sense that ever pulled of will chain Frank remarked the footprints to works of read this.


Must have had similar to pick concluded with a sigh.


She Frank said they walked back to the house that's make to be a clue in this case.


Has entered the kitchen again were met with anxious inquiries from Kelly. A lot.


Eight -- he here Kelly asked in a shaky voice.


Yeah, it's what it's going it is for this field adjoining the first cat gets a will of its but select


In the girls race this alert will inform it for us, because the gray wig out of the chair in the hall.


Suddenly there was a loud wail from chat my Welsh rabbit. It's been standing so long it will be really and.


Iowa began to giggle all you men, she said these of those Kelly and I would let all that good cheese to waste. We kept that Welsh rare, but it just right temperature, and isn't spoiled at all the terror


Chet looked relieved as he and the other took their places at the table, although there was a great deal of entering enemy all the conversation and then mean revolve around cats missing jalopy underneath who literally wore hair disguises to suit his fancy Frank and Joe asked As they might take along the gray way and examine it more thoroughly. It might be sometime archived to indicate either the maker or the owner checked readily agree.


But when the supper was all were Callie said to Frank with a teasing clean and her eyes widened to hot shots was examined that we now I'd like to watch your superduper methods. Just for that I well said Frank P. Link to the link. 


You went to get the wig from the top hair. He went to get the way from the hall chair, and then laid it on the kitchen table from his pocket he took a small magnifying glass and carefully examine every inch of the lining of the wig in a thing hair he said presently. 


The hair was sorely examined in part at strand by strand to see up there in the identifying designations on the hairpiece. Frank could discover nothing. I'm afraid this isn't going to help us much he said and discussed, but I'll show this to the different wig man in town as he finished speaking the telephone rang and I although went as he speaking the telephone rang and I will went to answer at chat turned white and looks in to us was the caller of the man who had threatened him. 


And what did he want. Presently I will return to the kitchen, a worried frown on her face at the man for you at he wouldn't give his name coupling visibly Chet walked slowly to telephone the others followed him was US I'm Chet Morton know I haven't got my car back. It was a long silence as the person on the other end of the line spoke rapidly, but I haven't any money jet set. 


Finally, I well okay, I'll let you know, can hunt up and wobbled to a nearby chair. 


The others bombarded him with questions, the stout boy did the breath and said I can get my jalopy back to the man was a lot of money for the information as to where it is by nature car back alley explain, but I haven't got any money check groaned, who was the man Frank demanded there was another long puzzle for Ted answered then looking at the waiting group before him. He announces a plea snuff. O snuff.


His was news gasped in establishment, this was the last thing you they expected to hear the detective is selling information as to where Chet could find his missing jalopy. Why that keeps always so Joe cried out angrily.


Chet explained that Smart had said he was not in business for his health. He had to make a living and any information which he dug up as a deep tactic should be properly paid for.


Frank Schroeder, I suppose some of as a point there how much does he want for the information cat is being is $25. What the others tried out.


After a long consultation it was decided that the young people would pool their resources. Whenever somebody could collect the $25 would be offered. To o snuff to lead them to Chet's car.


But to make it very plain Frank admonished that is not yours to jalopy smock lychee us to, you won't pay one nickel to it put in a call to his mother's home. Unexpected, the detective grumbled at the offer of $10 and finally excepted. It is they would pick up the boys have now taken the spot.


About this time Mr. and Mrs. Morton returned home to an owl as father was a good-looking jolly man with his sons name generally general build general build and coloring a jolly man with his son's same general build and coloring. It was in the real estate business in Bayport and ran the farm as a hobby.


Mrs. Morton was an older edition of her daughter I allowed and just as witty and lighthearted but when she learned what had transpired and her son had been threatened. He was worried. You boys must be very careful, this is more advised from what I heard about some of his redhead faith could easily put one over on them so watch your step to promise that they would, good luck. 


Kelly called out as Smart beat his horn inside the dorm and don't be too late. I want to hear the news before I have to go Frank Joe and Chet bonds off entirely uncommunicative about where they were growing up he seemed to enjoy the role he was playing.


I knew I'd be the one to break this case, he boasted. Oh we hated Smuff. We had no choice. He left us no choice.


Joe could not resist the temptation of asking some off is going to lead them to the thief as well as to the car. The detective flushed an embarrassment and admitted that he did not have full details yet on this part of the Ministry.


But it won't be long before I captured as though the issue of the boys they manage to keep their faces straight and only hope that they were now gone that gone. Now, they manage to keep their faces straight and only hope that they were not now on a wild goose chase.


20 minutes later, smoke pulled into the town of ducks were and drove straight to a used car lot copying media analyst. Well here we are, get ready to fork over that money chat nude hairless muff nodded to the attendant in charge to lead the blow is done along I'll pass row after role of cars to her several jalopies were lined up against a rear fence, could he left the detective finally caused before a bright red cover. Here, you are residents of grandly extending his right hand which kept my money trees.


The stout boy, as well as the Hardy state of the jalopy there was no question that it was the same make and model as Chet's.


The thief thought he could disguise it by painting a red snuff explained is that your guests Frank asked. Quietly. O snuff round. How else can you figure he asked while another yellow paint another red franklins they look to be sure. It was evident that Smart did not like this procedure. So you doubt me aid he asked in an unpleasant tone.


Anybody can get fooled Frank told him while chat lets operate on this car, the detective stood by silently as Frank pulled up -- and began to scrape the red paint off part of the fendor.


The hunt is intensified today after someone shouted to be careful that night. Then who owns this place toward the ruling his cars. Frank Hardy looked at the detective. I have watched my father straight while flex pay. He doesn't anybody admit when the list, taking a flashlight from his pocket. He treated on the spot not yellow Frank agreed kind snuff, and simply the detective read and you fell as trying to tell me this isn't just a lot, while Johnny Olivier is that he listed the wrong Joe spoke up quickly, is hoping that this will


The hunt is intensified. 


They after sluts shouted to be careful that knife man who owns this place toward the ruling his cars. Frank Hardy looked at the detective. I have watched my father straight while flex pay the way he does it know when anybody had needed one


Chat is the is intensified today after sluts, shall you be careful that knife man who owns this place toward the ruling his cars. Frank Hardy looked at the detective. I have watched my father straight while flex of pain the way he does in anybody admit women granted that you're not your father. Easy there is cautiously as possible for takeoff flecks of red paint in a spot where we hardly noticed. Taking a flashlight from his pocket. He treated on the spot. 


Joe leaning over his brother's shoulder, said it was a light blue paint under this red. Not yellow Frank agreed kind snuff in complete, the detective read and you fell as trying to tell me this isn't just a lot demanded while Johnny Olivier is that we listed the wrong Joe spoke up quickly is hoping that this was just far told him not. 


Will try another place for accents straightening up and walking around to center on the opposite side kick either the test indicated the car had been painted light blue before the red code had been put over it well may be that the blue on and then read this month's governing thinking green with labor if the owner of this establishment objects will pay for heaven of entertaining, but no Frank went down through several layers of paint he could not find any sign of the yellow. All this time check had been walking around and around the car looking intently at it inside and out even before Frank announced that he was sure this was not the missing jalopy checked once convinced of it himself. 


The Queen had a long scene didn't in the right rear fender Easter and that seat cushion by the door a little split on it. I don't think the thief would have bothered to fix them up. Check showed his team to appointment, but he was glad that the party should come along to help improve the truth. But snuff was not giving up the money so easily be having proved a thing he said the man who runs this place and made it maybe uses a stolen car seller who sold it to him said he lived on a farm outside Bayport parties and chat were taken aback for a moment by this information when the moment. 


Frank said after the owner will find out more about the person who brought the car in the man who ran the used car lot was very cooperative. He readily answered all questions I put to the bill of sale reveal the former owner of the red jalopy was melting shyster of Bayport YM Franks spoke yesterday for highly cDNA in his family moved far away, but otherwise sold his car. But Mr. Smart said Eustace back to the car was stolen June 28, used car lot owner smiled, I'm afraid Mr. Smart with that idea in my head. 


I did say that the person seemed to be an awful hurry to get rid of the car and so the very cheap sometimes. When that happens dealers are a little afraid to take the responsibility of buying the car in case of stolen property. But I am mysterious used to, came in, I thought everything was on the level and bought his jalopy guy said that he was sure everything was all right and after the dealer question of Winchester. It was no question that he was the owner Slough was completely crestfallen without a word he started for his own cardboard file dissected net talk on the way back to Morton on and the latest feeling website form spoken matters other than the car incident is the partisanship walked into the Morton home the two girls rushed forward. 


The fight a lot asked eagerly checked side another one of Smith's snuffs bluffs. He said disgustedly he had back the money, which is first given them to help ineffective making Joe said goodbye to their motorcycles to Kelly held within the reported to their own house, showered and went to bed as soon as schools over the next day. They took the gray wig and visited Schwartz's shop owner assured him the therapies have not come from his storm. 


It's a very cheap ornaments and rather disdainfully Frank and Joe visited since, and Reuben brothers shops as well be the case if sold the great wave. Furthermore, neither of them had had a customer in many weeks you wanted a red wig or who was in the habit of using wigs or two days of various colors. Today's sluicing was a complete washout show reported that night his father, the famous detective smile don't be discouraged, he said, I can tell you that one bit of success makes up for 100 false trails as the boys were undressing for bed later. 


Frank reminded his brother that the following day was a school holiday that will give us our send our Stewart and Kasey said enthusiastically. What do you suggest we didn't Joe asked Frank Schroeder. Several ideas were brought up by the brothers toward which Joe proposed was given preference. They would get hold of a large group of their friends on the theory 50s could not have heard in a long distance away because of the police alarm. The boys would make an extensive search on the surrounding area checks jalopy will hunt in every possible hiding place, he stated earlier the next morning Frank hurried to the telephone and put in one call after another to again. 


These included besides Chet Morton, Alan Hooper nicknamed Biff because of his fondness for distant relative who was a boxer named best Jerry Gilroy. Philip: and Tony Patel all were students of Bayport high and prominent in various sports. The five boys were eager to cooperate, they agreed to assemble a party home at night and meanwhile Frank and Joe would lay out a plan of action as soon as breakfast was over the parties to the father, but they had mine asked with any suggestions about how they might go about their search. 


Take a map he says, with our house is a radius and cut up high shaped and cut right shapes suggest the two boys worked together dynamic office sunset mapped out the search in detail the first recruit to arrive with Tony Pinto as I label a good sense of humor. He was followed in a moment by Phil: a quiet intelligent boy. 


Put us to work, says Tony. I brought one of my father structs and he is not used today Tony's father was in the contracting business can cover a lot of miles on it. Frank suggested that Tony and Phil worked together a show them the map with Bayport as the center of the great circle cut into four equal sections suppose you take from nine o'clock to 12 o'clock on this dial with Mark's mother has agreed to stay at home all day and act as a clearinghouse for our reports call in every hour will give Tony, semi-film. Let's get going two boys were just starting off with it to Jerry arrived at the party home on motorcycles. 


This blonde and long-awaited enabling date with which he could cover a tremendous amount of territory in short time here in an excellent fielder of Bayport hires baseball team was of medium height wiring and strong dysentery were assigned to the section on the map designated 6 to 9 clock. They were given further instructions on sluicing. It started off on a quest which Mr. discusses sons was Indianapolis with the search. It probably overslept just been known to do that, Frank said with a grin. 


He also might have taken time for double breakfast of suggested Mrs. Hardy, who would step in the front porch called weekends now and then Mr. Martin's car usage is Frank replied to its father let him off in front of a party home and the stout boy hurried to the porch. 


Good morning Mrs. Hardy good morning Mr. I chose, he said cheerily. Sorry to be late. My dad had a lot of phoning to do before he left I was afraid if I tried to walk your I would've arrive until tomorrow at this point, Mr. Arty spoke up. As I said before, I think abortion work and choose there only three of you take care that the territory the detective suddenly claimed boyishly about maintaining up with Frank and Joe looked at their dad into liking it tried out couches you as my partner right now I have a further suggestion is said, this negativity sells more than three hours to cover the area layout, and there's an additional section think you might want to look into what's that you're required below Kuo Park area, but there's also a lot of tangled woodland on one side of it good place to hide stolen car majority suggests the boys meet for a picnic lunch at Willow Grove and later do some sluicing in the city. 


That is providing unconscious sloppy by that time, Mrs. Hardy spoke up XMI slots for all the she offered that she would be swell check said hastily unique grand public Frank and Joe like the idea it was decided that the boys would take to make whether or not they had found the jalopy but what clock. Mrs. Hardy said she would delay the news to the other boys when they phone in


NGOs set off the Hardy boys motorcycles taking the 12 of three segment on that. Then Mr. Harding Frank drove off for the 36 hour after hour went by with the searchers constantly on the alert. 


Every garage public and private every leaves rolled every action with its was thoroughly investigated. It was no sign of checks missing yellow jalopy. 


Finally at what clock Frank and his father returned to the Hardy home. A few moments later chilling check returned and I see you picnic lunch was still the more the two motorcycles with three boys reached the public area. 


When the three boys reached the picnic area, they were required to park their motorcycles outside defense. They unstrapped the lunch baskets and carry them down to the lakefront. The other boys were already there to the swimming Tony remarked that the waters pretty cold. Quickly unpacked the food and assembled around one of the picnic Park tables Yum chicken sandwiches check cried gleefully daring to mail the boys exchange reports on the morning something. 


I'll had tried hard but failed to find any trace of the missing car. Our work is an edited Frank reminded the others, but I'm so stuffed on the rest a while before I start out again all the other boys which party the same way and lay down aspirin at through the underbrush. He searched for 20 minutes without finding a clue to any mobile user point of returning waiting for the other boys when he saw a small clearing added them. It appeared to be part of an abandoned roadway, excitedly, Joe pushed on through the dense undergrowth that was in a low-lying part of the growth and the ground. 


At one point, it was quite muddy and it was here that Joe saw something that aroused his curiosity or then maybe I will be updating here he muttered to himself, although there were no tire tracks in the media to say no footprints in there I guess someone tossed this tire here, remembering his father's admonitions on the value of developing one's powers of observation. Joe went closer and examined the tire that had you thought excitedly looks from here. He gazed at it until you share any data back to the bias. I found Chloe cried out on everybody


We just launched a careful eye to go to this place or in cars for a hearty Detective I watched my father straight well, let's way to write him a rigid, but you're not your father a year as cautiously as Lex in the spot where we hardly noticed a letter from his pocket. He treated on the spot show leaning over her shoulder was alight under this red or yellow or green rings of effective written you to try counting in July while telling you it witnessed the wrongdoing spoke quickly


I don't think what bothered you to wear a hearty sycamore to. 


They are paying you send to menu at this place in maybe this is the car wasn't sold on a farm outside where he said to the owner will find out more about the person who brought the car in their new and used car lot was very cooperative. You really should all question for you to elicit what you wrote a lot was no clear court. Why M. mistress not use the terror will be used car lot owner smiled a great mistress will do my they seemed in a hurry to get rid of the cars he turns. 


When there happens to are a little trade take responsibility are in case you missed it, you will either love or not is a said he was sure it was all right for the daily question, which it was no question that he was the completely car will not worry you are his own car was filed away in always dealing with my own book on matters other than car incident as he walked into the 02 girls who were a lot eagerly. 


You are another one of will patient considering the money, which is given to you by their motorcycles will report to their old house shower as to what they are a great way to work this owners sure there is not a list to intimate you when you are going to visit which is well placed to agree with you furthermore, neither of them, where there were many weeks you want a right we are losing there using certain using various colors that he is well to you. 


To say he won access to more trails as the boys were dressing later, reminded his brother the following day with a school holiday that will give us our hours to work on Casey said it is you what you suggest we do several ideas were brought up by the brothers toward which Joe proposed was given packets. They would get hold of a large group of their friends on the theory 50s could not have heard in a long distance away because of the police alarm. 


The boys would make an extensive search of the surrounding area checks shall be will hunt in every possible hiding place, he stated earlier the next morning Frank hurried to the telephone and put in one call after another to the game. 


These included besides Chet Morton Alan Hooper nicknamed this because of his fondness for distant relative who was a boxer named best year in Gilroy. Philip: and Tony until all were students at Bayport high and prominent in various sports. The five boys were a year to cooperate, they agree to assemble a party home at night and meanwhile Frank and Joe would lay out a plan of action as soon as breakfast was over the parties to the father, but they had my guess would be any suggestions about how it might go about their search. Take a nap, he says with our house has a radius and cut up high shaped and cut right sheets suggested to Bush work together. 


Dynamic office sunset mapped out the search in detail the first recruit to arrive with Tony Punto as I label a good sense of humor. He was followed in a moment by Phil: a quiet intelligent boy. Put us to work this morning I brought one of my fondest trucks and he is not used today to solder was in the contracting business can cover a lot of miles on it this blonde and long-awaited enabling date with which he can cover a tremendous amount of territory in short time here in an excellent fielder of Bayport hires baseball team was of medium height wiring and strong dysentery were assigned to the section on the map designated 69 if they were even further instructions on sluicing it probably overslept. 


Just been known to do that, Frank said with a grin. He also might've taken time for double breakfast is suggested Mrs. Hardy would step in the front porch called weekends now and then Mr. MorningStar UC Davis for reply to its father let him off in front of body home. And this touts boy hurried to the porch. Good morning Mrs. Hardy good morning Mr. I chose a securely sorry to be late. 


Again a lot of phoning to do before he left I was afraid if I tried to walk here I wouldn't arrive until tomorrow. At this point, Mr. Hardy spoke up as I said before, I think a Bush work and choose there only three to take care that the territory they detected suddenly claimed boyishly about me teaming up with couches you as my partner right now. 


I have a further suggestion is said, this negativity sells more than three hours to cover the alien layout, and there's an additional section think you might want to look into what's that you acquired it low glow at the park area, but there's also a lot of tangled woodland on one side of it could place to hide stolen car majority suggests the boys meet for a picnic lunch at Willow Grove and later do some sluicing in the city. 


That is providing unconscious sloppy by that time, Mrs. Hardy spoke up and said nice lunch on the she offered that she would be swell. Check said hastily unique grand public grand picnic lunches, Mrs. Hardy Franken July Kennedy it was decided that the boys would take a picnic whether or not they had found the jalopy by one o'clock. 


Mrs. Hardy said to the other boys when they phone in


NGOs set off the Hardy boys motorcycles taking the 12 to 3 segment on that. Then Mr. Hardy and Frank drove off for the 36 hour after hour went by with the searchers constantly on the alert. Every garage public and private every leaves ruled every action with its was thoroughly investigated. It was no sign of checks missing yellow jalopy. 


Finally I want to talk Frank and his father returned to the Hardy home. A few moments later killing check returned and I see huge picnic lunch was still going to motorcycles three-goal in a public area. When it's able I have reached the picnic area, they were required to park their motorcycles outside defense. They unstrapped lunch baskets and carry them down to the lakefront. The other boys were already there to the swimming Tony remarked that the monitor to go quickly to the food and assembled around one of the picnic Park tables Yum chicken sandwiches checkride delete delete during the meal. The boys exchange reports on the morning something. 


I'll had tried hard but failed to find any trace of the missing car are work admitted Frank reminded the others but I'm so stuffed on the rest a while before I start up again. All the other boys, but you hardly the same way and lay down aspirin at joking. Find out whether or not the words to the right of the secret of the missing car plunged off a little through the underbrush. He searched for 20 minutes without finding any mobile user and the point of returning waiting for the other boys when he saw a small clearing added them. 


It appeared to be part of an abandoned road waving excitedly, Joe pushed on through the dense undergrowth that was in a low-lying part of the Grove and the ground. At one point, it was quite muddy and it was here that Joe saw something that aroused his curiosity then. Maybe I will be updating here he muttered to himself, although there were no tire tracks in the media to say no footprints either I guess someone tossed this tire here, remembering his father's admonitions on the value of developing one's powers of observation. Joe went closer and examined the tire that had you thought excitedly looks from year. He gazed at it until you share any dashed back to the bias. I found Chloe cried out on everybody


“I've found a clue!” he cried out. “Come on, everybody!”


Six a robbery, which way the way 20 at the moisture will everyone talking at once. When they reached a spot check examined the tire had exclaimed. It is no mistake about it. 


This is one of the tires when the thief put a mini when he threw this away. 


Perhaps the queen is still around suggested frankly, the thief has made have picked this road is a good place to hide your jalopy until they could make a getaway. It would be an ideal place to agree coming to Willow Grove Park gate. So no one would come in here, but this old road comes in from the main highway to cause a scrutinizing search was begun along the abandoned road in the direction of highway. 


A moment later franking check in the league cried out simultaneously to bypass and care our tire marks Frank exclaimed to one side was in a roadway almost overgrown with weeds and low bushes. 


That led from the abandoned road into the depths of the woods without hesitation or Frank and Chet Clinton should presently a roadway widened out their wild around a heavy clump of trees team to an end in a wide clear and in the clearing stood Chet Morton's last jalopy might claim he yelled and delight her own license plates that shot was heard by the rest of the boys became a run check joy it was boundless, examined the car with minute care, while his chum throw his chums caught around at last he straightened up with a smile of satisfaction she hasn't been damaged a bit already to run. 


The thief just hit the old busing here and maybe get away my fellows climb on board free ride of highway before leaving the Hardee's examine the footprints left by the thief. He wore sneakers, Frank observed suddenly swung open the door and look on the floor inning. He wore my sneakers on and carry his own shoes to observe very clever of that washes out one clue can't trace an invite shoe printsw urge he jumped into the car and a few seconds in general are. 


There was barely sufficient room in the caring community turn the jalopy about when he swung around and headed up to bypass the boys gave a cheer and hastened to clamber clamber clamber clamber aboard lurching and swinging the car reached the abandoned road if they made a run to the main highway that Bush transferred. The boys transferred to Tony's truck and the motorcycles informed Reagan debate court with Frank and Joe in the lead. 


It was their intention to write at police headquarters in announcer success to chief colic. And I hope snuffly around chit gloated as the grinning riders came down Main Street. However, they notice it never paid any attention to them and they seem to be in usual air of mystery and town people were standing a little groups to stick to reading and talking earnestly. Presently the hearty sauce Christmas trading along with the pretentious round show called out to them what's going on Detective. 


You notice, we found chips are. I've got something more important cars to work a 1/2 stuff stared blankly at the full import of the discovery filtered his conscious. The boys waited for slots praised that he and I give instead, he said I've got a big mystery to solve with our nations and round tonight hearties chorused tower mentioned with a lot of the show places of the court to people in the city had ever been permitted to enter the place in the aberration which the palatial building excitement was solely by reason of the exterior appearance. 


The first thing you cover to Bayport usually ask was, who owns a house with towers over on the Hill. That was immense rambling stone structure overlooking the bay could be seen by also went against the skyline like ancient feudal castle. 


A resemblance to the castle was heightened by the fact from each of the fire and the nation rose a high tower one of these have been built when the nation was erected by Maj. Applegate and eccentric retired old army men who have made a fortune by lucky real estate deals. 


Usability of the many parties and dances in action. The at the Applegate family have become standard until at last, they remained in the old home only heard Kate and her sister Delia. 


They live in the vast lonely mansion at present time, heard Applegate was a man about 60 tall and stooped his life CD be devoted now to the collection of rare stamps but if she is before he built the new tower on the nation a set of the original on the sister Delia was a maiden lady of uncertain years well dressed women in the part where I'm used by her clothes she dressed in clashing colors in on becoming styles heard in the Delia Applegate were reputed to be enormously wealthy. 


Although they would simply kept only a few servants and never had visitors toss about the thief Joe made some off the Detective waved his hand barely find out yourselves a resort in a retorted he retorted as he hurried off. Frank and Joe called by things and headed for home as they arrive the boys saw heard. It just leaving the house, and then 


The steps of 15 she came down with him. Then he heard the voice motorcycles and gave a piercing clients. Good day growled a negligent manner and went on his way. He must've been asking dad to take the case, Franks said that his brother is the code in figure. I wish they met their father figure to tower mentioned Enron said Joe Mr. Hardy noted. 


Yes, Mr. Applegate was here to tell me about he wants me in the face how much was taken. Mr. Hardy smiled well, disposable doing and tell you the safe iniquity library was open the loss will be about $40,000 all securities and Jules create you exclaimed Frank Hall. When did it happen here last night or this morning Mr. Applegate did not get up till after tenet talked this morning and did not go to the library until nearly noon it was. 


Then he discovered the theft. How was the safe open by using the combination it was opened either by someone who knew the set of numbers but also as a very clever thief who could detect noise of Congress. I'm going to the house in a few minutes, Mr. Applegate is to call for me. 


I'd like to go alongside to eagerly so when I Frank be cleared. Mr. Hardy looked at his son and smiled well, if you want to be detectives. I suppose it is about as good a chance as any to watch a crime investigation from the inside. Mr. Applegate doesn't object, you may come with me, any fee minutes later a foreign-made chauffeured driven card through Pro to up before the hearty home Mr. a was seated in the rear his chin resting on his team for three hearties went outside when the Detective mention the boys requested manually grunted assent to move over Frank and Joe stepped in after their father. 


The car headed toward tower mansion don't really need it effective in this case heard Applegate snapped up need want all this clears another new face. I know who took the stuff that I can't prove it: do you suspect fence and Hardy Fenton Hardy asked. Only one man in the world should've taken jewels and securities Robinson Robinson and yes, Henry Robinson, the caretaker 


he's the man the Hardy boys looked at each other and consternation Henry Robinson, the caretaker of the tower mentioned with the thought of one of their closest child spare a rabbit nicknamed Slim was the son of the accused men, that his father should be blamed for not racing absurd to the Hardy boys they had met Mr. Robinson upon several locations and he had appeared to be good-natured PC going man with high principles to believe he is guilty Frank whispered into my returns are what makes you suspect Robinson Mr. Hardy-esque heard Applegate is the only person besides my sister and me who ever saw the safe open to close it when the company she kept his ears and eyes open, which I'm sure he did disaster only reason for suspecting them know this morning he paid off a 900 on note that the bank. 


I know for a fact you can have more than $100 to name a few days ago, but where did he raise $900. So suddenly. Perhaps he has a good explanation, Mr. Hardy suggested holding a seven explanation alright sniffed Mr. Applegate will have a mighty good way to satisfying a a lot mobile is now speeding up wide highway that led to tower mentioned that he stopped front entrance starting to voice accompanied the eccentric man into the house. 


Nothing has been disturbed in the library since discovered the theft he said leading the way they are party examine open safe to specialty glass from his pocket with minute care he inspected the doll of the combination lock. Next he walked each window and door to examine them for fingerprints, he asked Mr. Lee to hold his fingers up to strong light and get a clear view of the rules and lines on the inside tips Alessi shook his head a smooth job he observed the thief must've worn gloves on the Princeton room 


Mr. update seemed to be a loris values looking for fingerprints or any other evidence. Mr. Applegate barked impatiently that was Robinson Italian. Perhaps it would be good idea for me to ask him a few questions are started by Mr. Applegate orang for one of the servants and instructed him to tell the caretaker to come library at once. 


Mr. Hardy glanced at the boat isn't suggested they wait in the hallway. That might prove less embarrassing to Mr. Robertson, who said the little voice. Package O'Reilly withdrew in the hall they met Mr. Robinson has some very nameless, pale and at the doorway and he patted him on the shoulder to worry, he said everything would be our eye was at the entrance to the library. Slim turned to his two friends, he cried, he cried out that


Slim turned to his two friends. “Its got to be!” he cried out. “My dad is innocent!”


Chapter of the arrest breaking Joe tremendous hope that some proof his father citizens to share his conviction for Mr. Robinson was not guilty. Of course he's innocent fake agreed he'll be able to himself. 


Alright slim, but things look pretty black right now, the boy said he was white faced and shaken, unless Mr. Hardy can catch the real thief afraid there will be blamed for robbery. Everybody knows your father is a message of consoling. He has been a faithful employee David Mr. Applegate will have to admit that your not that much if you take lives off of the charge and admits that he didn't know the combination is safe, although car seat never use it team knew it repeated general surprised dad learned the combination accidentally. 


It was so simple and couldn't forget this was how it happened one day. He was cleaning the library fireplace, he found a piece of paper numbers, and he studied them and decided they were the safe combination that laid the paper on the desk window was open if it agrees us about the paper to the floor does Mr. Applegate know that not yet the desk until now. 


He realizes it will look back from the vicinity of Mr. Applegate troops on the library came the home of voices harsh tones of her Applegate occasionally rose above the murmur of conversation and finally the boys heard Mr. Robinson's voice rise sharply by didn't elect shall you I didn't take that money then where did you get 980 page on the note demanded and Mr. Applegate. Silence. You get. I'm not at liberty to tell you or anyone else and why not. I got the money honestly, that's all I can say about it will exclaimed Mr. Applegate. 


You got the money honestly, but you can't tell me where it came from a pretty story if you got the money honestly you should be ashamed to tell where it came from. I'm not ashamed, I can only say again. I'm not at liberty to talk about it by the funny thing that he should get $900 so quickly it pretty hard up last week working at answer events on your months wages that is true. Then they have this rivalry is suddenly have $900 which can't claim. 


Mr. Hardy's calm voice broke in. Of course I don't like to pry into your private affairs Minister Robinson, he said that it would be best if he would clear up this matter of nobody I know it looks bad, but by the caretaker doggedly but I've made a promise I can't break and you admit being familiar with the combination of the state killed okay Mr. Applegate didn't know that before, why didn't you tell me I didn't consider it important. And yet you come and tell me now at nothing to conceal if I'd taken to secure individuals to tell you that an examination that would become yesterday Mr. Hardy at the point in your favor, Mr. Robinson is such Applegate Robinson just Robinson's just clever enough to check back each figure that by appearing to be honest, I believe he is honest and committed the robbery very clever... right now the evidence right this minute to convicted and delayed it in a moment Mr. application which continued police station about police station. 


This is Applegate speaking Appleby. Yes, her Applegate... I'm in the robbery. Yes, Robinson if so I so died, but I wasn't sure if children Dick himself by his own story. Yes, I want him arrested to be up right away I did not have me arrested Mr. Applegate and caretaker Avalon is a case. It might be better to wait for while Mr. Harding opposed at least until more evidence of more evidence do we want Mr. Harding in Levittown mentions sneered that Robinson was to return the jewels and securities on the charge was wrong, but that's all I can return them hiding Jacob Mr. Robinson defends you'll have plenty of time to think Mr. Applegate declared you'll be in the penitentiary longtime love time in the hallway. The boys listening to dismay known the case had taken in at and tragic turn slim looked as though he might collapse under the strain might have the discipline muttered over again and again touching assists I know is they can arrest and never stole anything in life, padded his friend on the shoulder brace up how it was discouraging just now but I'm sure your father will be able to himself. How have you tell monetary standard slim, this will break your heart and my sisters Frank and Gil aborted down the hallway along the corridor that led to the East wing of the mentioned Verdi especially furnished apartment they found Mrs. Robinson. 


Not gentle, kind faced one was lame. She was seated in a chair by the window anxiously waiting for two daughters all-out and chassis 12-year-old twins at her side in all lookup and expectation as the boys came in this time Mrs. Robinson asked bravely after she had read of the parties that mother are not arresting him credit policy bringing forward. He nodded wordlessly, but they can then couldn't do anything like that. It's one of bank looking at Mrs. Robinson saw a suddenly slope overlooking a straightforward cut the woman in his arms as she was about to fall on the floor and cried slim in error is frankly to Mrs. Robinson on a couch that he said quickly to the sister Paula bring the smelling salts and her special medicine. 


Very explained that at times of undue excitement caused an attack I should have told her I shouldn't have told her about dad Blake chided himself. She will have to know that sooner or later to send kindly in a moment overturns the bottles insults and medicine inhalant. But another `such as this, then Paula forgave Mrs. Robinson, the medicine achievements the woman completely revived and apologized for having weighed everyone I've met has been a dreadful shock of think my husband has been arrested. She said, but surely something could be done to prove his innocence. 


Instantly thanking your server that they would do everything they could to find the real thief because they too felt that Mr. Robinson was not to the next morning as the brothers were just saying whenever the old bank remarked a big deal about this case that has come to the surface. It is just possible that men who stole checked launched our may have had something to do with Joe DVD was a criminal that much is certain. He still allow ability to idle at the ticket office, so why not another operating right Joel. I just realized I never inspected jet car for any clues to the thief. 


So let's do it this double-A did not bring his daughter to school the day of the Hardee's had to submerge the curiosity to classes and baseball practice for over dad and when Mrs. Robinson picked up Jeff and I will not thanking Joe would hold them a look under the seats Joe offered to house search the truck. Frank walked to the back of the car and raised to cover it in routing under bags papers and distorted schoolbooks personally eat a cry of victory. 


Here is the best evidence in the world show and check rushed to his side as he held up a man's red wig, said excitedly maybe there is a cluelessness staircase and examination failed to reveal the name of Frank said he would like to show that we do is either become brittle negative and put it carefully and inner pocket chat the the father was in his study. The second floor and rushed there into the room without ceremony -- we found that little joke right. A step back and bear us and realize it was someone else in the room. 


Sorry, said Frank voice would have retreated that Mr. Reese visitor turned around and saw it was Perry Robinson excelling a set slamdunk though I slim. 


Kerry has been trying to shed a little light on our robbery extreme story... click talking about, it might concern the robbery replied Frank. It's about the redhead manhater to it from his pocket and told where he had found Mr. Hardy's interest was kindled at once. This seems to link up a pretty good chain of evidence the man who pass you on the quarter. Sure road to card was driving installed checks and afterward tried to hold up ticket office me feel very tried another and much as a celebrity at the Tower do you read a everything that we might help us solve the Tower operation Prairie digging up possibly. 


I was just telling her father Slim went on is not strange men lurking around the grounds of the mansion. Two days before the robbery, I don't didn't think anything of it at the time and in the shock of data rest I forgot about it, did you get a good look at him, could you describe them Frank asked I'm afraid I can't do is in the evening I was sitting by a window studying and happened to look up. So this little moving about among the trees graveyard where the dogs barking in another programs shortly after I saw someone running across the lawn. I thought it was just a current, did you wear a hat or a As near as I can remember it was a His clothes were dark and you couldn't see his face note well. 


It's not much to go on said Mr. Harding could be linked with making Joe's idea of the Manitoba jalopy may still have been hanging around Bay Port detectives thought deeply for a few moments. I'll bring all these facts to Mr. Applegate's attention and I'm also going to have a talk with the police authorities feel they have enough evidence to warrant holding your father have a DU safety can have them release the boy asked eagerly time church. In fact, 


I believe Mr. Applegate is beginning to realize now that he made a mistake there will be wonderful if we have dad back with us again across things in the same form of inner classes mission as long as Mr. isn't clear that. I suppose Mr. Applegate will employ him or anyone else all the more reason why we should get busy and clear up the affair for exit quickly until added slim will do all we can to help your father or


“All the more reason why we should get busy and clear up the affair,” Frank said quickly, and Joe added, “Slim, we'll do all we can to help your father.”


An important discovery in the Hardy boys were on the way home from school next afternoon noticed that the crowd. A crowd had collected in the vestibule of the post office and were staring at the bulletin board and without passage of pushing through the crowd with the agility and he'll think was not slowing following the Lord was a large poster of the income it was scarcely dry at the top in enormous black letters that read thousand out reward underneath in smaller type is the following the above reward will be paid for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who broken the tarmac and still jewels and securities from a safe in the library. The reward was being offered by Hurd Applegate. 


Why that must mean charging if Mr. Robinson has been dropped explained Joan. It looks like it will see if we can find slim all about getting people were commenting on the size of the reward. And there were many expressions of Andy for the person who will it be fortunate enough to solve the mystery... Frank has a brothers made their way on the post office. That's a lot of money, Joe. I'll say it is. And there's no reason why we haven't got as good a chance of earning it is anyone else. 


I suppose that Lisa barred from the reward with their duty to find the thief again that we track and that we can get the money it's ill be a good song to add to our college fund. That still say XML, Perry Robinson was coming down the street towards them in much happier than he had the previous evening, at least not unable if his face lighted up that its free problem thanks to your father or the charge has been dropped and I'm sure glad to hear that exclaimed Joe I see a reward is being offered her father convinced Mr. Applegate victim must have been an outside job in the work of rational faith Cheektowaga admitted there wasn't much evidence against dad so they let him go with a great relief to my mothers and sisters were almost crazy with them. 


Rating no wonder, that Frank wants your father going to do now. I don't know if I'm admitted of course, we had to move from the tower mansion estate Mr. Applegate said that even though the charges been dropped. It wasn't altogether convinced in his own mind that dad hadn't had something to do with the fact. So he dismissed him that tough luck, but your dad will be able to get another job somewhere Frank said consoling. I'm not sure about that people aren't likely to employ a man who's been suspected of stealing dad tried to it replaces this afternoon he was turned down parties were silent. 


They felt very sorry for the Robinsons and were determined to do what they could to help them prevent a small house just outside the city sometimes keep the neighborhood is kind of bad will have to get thanking Joe admired Slim and there was no false pride about them need basic things as they came amid the best of them. But if that doesn't get a job that will mean I have to go to work full time. My slim you'll have to quit school joke right out I can't help that I would want to pretty know I was trying for a scholarship but the brothers realized how much it would mean to their chum she had to leave school Perry Robinson was ambitious boy. 


Among the top 10 in its class. He always wanted to continue his studies and going to a university in an institution predicted a great year for him as an engineer not seem that all is additions for high school diploma and college education would have to be given up because of his misfortune. 


Frank put it on morale and slim shoulders kid up and said with a warm smile Joel and I applaud away at this affair until we get to the bottom of it is mighty good, a fellow Slim said gratefully. I will forget in a hurry he tried to smile, but it was evident that the bullet was deeply worried. But he walked away it was not look like carefree step which the Hardee's associated with them. Once the first move Frank Hill asked. Better get a full description of those jewels perhaps the thief tried upon the West. Try all projects see what you find out. Good idea even if the police have already done it frankly grand. Then he sobered he think Applegate will give us a list. 


We'll have to ask Engadget have that information testified out right now, when the boys returned home that on the other waiting for them. I have news for you, he said, your theory about the wrecked auto being stolen has been confirmed as public phone just now and told me the true ownership has been traced by the engine number two on men over important that that's one more strike against if they still declared that moment later the boy is met with disappointment when they asked the father for list of the stolen jewels. 


I'm willing to give you all the information I have said party, but I'm afraid it won't be much use for the more that I can tell just what you're going to do make a round of the potshots to see if any of the jewels have been turned in the Hardy boys looked at each other and amusement I might have just said Frank. 


The father smiled not in our after I was called in the case at a full description of all those jewels in every punch up in this city more than matched the description has been sent to jewelry firms and concepts in other cities near here and also the New York police is a duplicate list if you want it to be wasting time going all the shops all the dealers are on the lookout for the jewels mechanically Frank took the list that I thought I was at a bright idea it is a bright idea, but it has been years before most jewel robberies are solved in just this manner. By tracing the safely to get rid of the gems now said, jokingly, I guess that plan is all shot to pieces by Frank will think of something else out cooler or ask Mr. Hardy chuckling yes, and will get it to buy hope it do if you can't ask me to help you anymore than I have done it in my case to remember them. 


So from now on, you boys and I are rivals to get a sheaf of papers from shops and agencies in various parts of the state for which he had been trying to trace the stolen jewels and securities. 


But in every case, the report was the same ahead to note with the divisions of the bombs taken from our man shot and little is left their father study they went outside and sat on the back porch steps. What shall we do now, as Joe I do know that she took the wind out of our sails that time getting all say dead, but it was just as well they save us a lot of trouble guests, we might have been going around in circles Frank conceded Joe Wagner said, it looks as if they had the inside track on the case in the city lame. 


What have you got in my angel asked to concentrate on the country restarted out to find the thief because he stole kickstart lets start over again from that point meaning astir read Reagan may have come back to the woods expecting to see news tips are again and think you're a genius to figure the guy may have left a clue by accident. Exactly fired with enthusiasm or the brothers called and necessary, whatever going and they set off on the motorcycles. 


After parking them at the picnic site, that boy is once more set off the isolated spot where the jalopy in had been hidden. Everything looked the same as it had before, but Frank and Joe examined the ground carefully for new footprints. They found none who joke pointed out, 6 inch circular marks at regular intervals to adjust the size of a man's stride he remarked. 


And I didn't notice them before, I didn't either send Frank T. suppose that thief tried plans to shoes to keep them making footprints. Let's deal with a lead. The boys follow the circular marks through the thicket they had not gone far when the eyes lighted up with excitement. Another clue show, we yelled and this time it is so well why the


“Another clue! Joe yelled. “And this time a swell one!”


Rival detectives may be thanks to the grim dad will take this into his camp when he sees the need is to stimulate hookup I thought we were rivals now, and the year and I have to solve this mystery alone to earn the reward rank held up a man's battered health and an old jacket is along for the think we earned the money already a the pockets of jacket, but they were empty note to hear he said this has to label those New York City store, said Jerome and the coat to Frank added same shop. 


Well one thing is for sure, but belong to the faith he never meant to leave them the labels are a dead delay and must do this right and often concluded maybe many files that just a latte was gone, because the datagram he has the way the right bank until trail clutching their precious blues firmly discharge was still in the study were Muslims returned. 


The detective looked up surprised to see them home. So assuming there was suspicion, twinkle in his Hayes more clues to explain your really have a job you that we have more clues try Frank eagerly. He told the boy story and laid back jacket on the table, where turning these already, you might not be too working on this case as my rivals to tell the truth said Frank. 


Beyond all else to do with the clue we found at least in the city. Mr. Hardy being flown on his desk chair as Frank pointed out the labels and the two strands of hair. And besides Frank Brown against the only way to prove that the thief owns these clothes is by comparing the hairs in the hat with the read we get Angela and I don't have the leg with a grin the detective went to his files and brought it out chief Khaled left this year the strands of hair were compared and matched perfectly usable as it certainly made fine progress Mr. Hart praised his son's he smiled, and since you have lets you in a statement chief of college asked me to see what I could do to figure of the way. 


He says it is no maker's name on it and there isn't so asked his father's eyes twinkled once more, I guess college assistance award very pro-at any rate, I discovered his inner lining on and on Disney.

The intent upon that is the maker's name is in New York City, and I was just thinking about flying there to talk to them. Now you boys have given me a double incentive for going Frank and Job being with pleasure. 


Then suddenly their faces or I'll would it get us anatomy started asking Joe answered it looks as if you're going to solve the case all of the own nothing of the sort that attractive replied. The person who bought the way they may not have given his name that may have been purchased on time ago and it is likely that the clerk sold it will remember who bought at the same jacket. Frank and Joe brightened in the case is far from solved, Frank said. 


All these are good leads, however. Mr. Hardy said it is always the chance to still remain on the spot from where the suspect lives. Though it's a slim chance we can't afford to overlook anything. I'll taken these articles to the city and see what I can do. It may mean everything and it may mean nothing. Don't be disappointed if I come back empty-handed and don't be surprised if I come back with some valuable information. Mr. Hardy tossed to the wind coat and hat into a bag that was standing open near his desk. The detective was accustomed to the being called away suddenly on strange settings, and he was always there to be at a moments notice that let's you starting that he said glancing at his watch to catch it all go to the city first thing in the morning in the meantime, you boys keep your eyes and he is open for more clues to case isn't over yet by any means. 


Mr. Hardy, picked up some papers on his desk as a hint that the interview was over and the boys left the study. They were in a state of high excitement went to bed that night and could not get to sleep at thief must be pretty smart member Joe after they had talked along a night smarter crooks are the harder they fall sacred time that this fellow has anything to record it will take Dan to run it down. I've are devastated visuallything is that Democrats have you really clever yes, I guess there's something in that too, but it shows that were not against any amateur. This fellow is a slippery customer see all have to be mighty slippery. 


Once dad has a few clues to work on he never lets up until he gets his man. And don't forget us show you nine, with that ability is still a CU and they went down to breakfast following morning thanking Joe learned that the father had left for New York in early morning playing a mother remarked recently that he is back some of those nations turn out to be dangerous. 


She went on to say that it has been promised a folder if it wasn't in the back by supper time. Suddenly, she added with a tantalizing smile. Your father says he might have a surprise for you, if he remains in New York Mrs. Hardy refused to divulge another word, the boys at school is just to keep their minds on studies. They kept wondering out that Minardi was faring in his quest in New York. And what facet eyes was Slim Robinson is school that day. But after classes, he confided to the parties that he was leaving for good. 


It's no use, he said, that can keep me in school and they longer it's up to me to pitch in and help the family time to start working tomorrow at a supermarket and you wanted to go to college exclaimed Frank. It's a shame can't be helped replied very with a grimace and consider myself lucky to have stayed in school as long, have to give up all those couch lands and settled down in the business world is one good thing about it. 


Have a chance to learn supermarket work from the ground up. I am starting in the receiving department he smiled perhaps in about 50 years ahead of the firm will make a good at whatever you tackle killer certain. But is sorry he will be able to go through college as you ask a tinted




Rival detectives may be thanks to the Granddad will take us into his camp when he sees his knees just jealous hookup. I thought we were rivals now, and the year and I have to solve this mystery alone to earn the reward. 


Frank held up a man's added health hat and an old jacket is along for the thief. I think we earned the money already, a through the pockets of jacket, but they were empty note to hear he said this hat has a label low in New York City store said to anecdote to Frank added same shop. 


Well one thing is for sure that belong to the thief he never meant to leave them the labels are a dead giveaway. Must've been right and often concluded. Maybe when he filed the chance to lock it was gone of SDRAM, and forget that what I'd like to know Franks said is whether some hairs from that red way for me and that Joe Lynn Bright boy. He carried that to a spot where sunlight filtered down through the trees and looked intently at the inside. 


Even turning down that dad and he at least access the point. The 80s at two short strands of red hair that looked exactly like those in the wig which the boys had found jealous side. I guess ill have to tell dad about this. He had the way right bank, until great home clutching their precious loos firmly discharge was still in the study were Muslims returned. 


The detective looked up at surprised to see them home. So assuming there was suspicion between call in his Hayes more clues to explain your really have a job you that we have more clues try Frank eagerly. 


He told the board story and laid back jacket on the table, where turning these already, you might not be too working on this case as my rivals to tell the truth said Frank Leon Noel sitting with the clue we found at least in the city. 


Mr. Hardy mean forward on his desk chair as Frank pointed out the labels and the two strands of hair. And besides Franklin on the guess the only way to prove that the thief owns these clothes is by comparing the hairs in the hat with the read we get Danielle and I don't have the wig with a grin the detective went to his files and brought it out chief college leftists here is strands of hair were compared and matched perfectly usable as it certainly made fine progress. Mr. Hardy praised his sons he smile, and since you have a lets you in on the secret Chiefs at college, asked me to see what I could do to figure out of the raid. He says his filmmakers name on it and there isn't so asked his father's eyes twinkled once more, I guess college assistance awards are very coral. At any rate, I discovered this in aligning on and on Disney.


Being in on that as the's name is in New York City, and I was just thinking about flying there to talk to them. Now you boys have given me a double incentive for going Frank and Job being with pleasure. Then suddenly their faces or I'll would aid us in that Mr. Hardy Hassan Joe answered it looks as if you're going to solve the case all of the own nothing of the sort the detective replied. 


The person who bought the way they may not have given his name that may have been purchased on time ago and it isn't likely that the clerk was sold it will remember who bought at the same jacket. Frank and Joe brightened in the case is far from solved, Frank said. All these are good leads, however. Mr. Hardy said it is always a chance at the store may not be thought of as suspects, who lives in vote it's a slim chance we can't afford to overlook anything. I'll taken these articles to the city and see what I can do. It may mean everything and it may mean nothing. 


Don't be disappointed if I come back empty-handed and don't be surprised if I come back with some valuable information. Mr. Hardy tossed the wig coat and hat into a bag that was standing open near his desk. The detective was accustomed to the being called away suddenly on strange errands, and he was always there to be at a moments notice that let's you starting that he said glancing at his watch to catch but I'll go to the city first thing in the morning in the meantime, you boys keep your eyes and ears open for more cases over yet by any means. 


Mr. Hardy, picked up some papers on his desk as a hint that the interview was over and the boys left the study. They were a state of high excitement went to bed that night and could not get to sleep at thief must be pretty smart to read Joe after they had talked along tonight is smarter crooks are the harder they fall Frank replied that this fellow has anything to record it will take Dan to run it down. I have heard it stated it is really no such thing as a Democrat. 


If you really clever yes, I guess there's something in that too, but it shows that were not against any amateur. This fellow is a slippery customer see all have two be mighty slippery. Once dad has a few clues to work on he never lets up until he gets his man. 


And don't forget us show you nodding with that table is a list of the and they went down to breakfast the following morning thanking Job learned that the father had left for New York in the early morning playing a mother remarked also believe that it's back some of those nations turn out to be dangerous. She went on to say that has been promised a folder if it wasn't in the back by suppertime suddenly she added with a tantalizing smile. 


Your father says he might have a surprise for you if you meaning in New York Mrs. Hardy refused to divulge in other words boys at school, but also the morning is scarcely keep their minds on studies. They kept wondering how fat and Hardy is faring in his class in New York. And what facet eyes was Slim Robinson is school that day. 


But after classes, he confided to the parties that he was leaving for good. It's no use, he said, that can keep me in school and they longer it's up to me to pitch in and help the family time to start working tomorrow at a supermarket and you wanted to go to college exclaimed Frank. It's a shame can't be helped replied Perry with a grimace consider myself lucky to have stayed in school as long. I have to give up all those college plans and settle down in the business world is one thing I've have a chance to learn supermarket work from the ground up. I am starting in the receiving department he smiled perhaps in about 50 years ahead of the firm will make a good at whatever you tackle killer certain, but is sorry he will be able to go through college as you expect them to down the street. 


I sure feel sorry for him, said Frank C. and Joe started for home is such a hard worker in school and counted so much. I'm going to color each week just to clear up the talent and not great sense alone, than it should declare his brother as they neared the Hardy homeboy steps quick, and they find their father had returned with information on the identity that the policy still in New York and were they about to share another of his secret


And were they about to share another of his secrets?

Soliciting Franken Joe's first up was hardier Irish living in the East on the own attorneys try as then the father had taken his sedan to the airport and not brought it back gets no joke right excitedly, if not we'll hear what the surprise is testing into the kitchen code. 


There time upstairs dear Mrs. Hardy called back the boys rushed up the front stairway to steps that I am the mother was within at the door of their bedroom smiling broadly pointed to a packed suitcase on Frank's been the boys looked puzzled text from her dress pocket. Mrs. Harding brought out to plane tickets at some dollar bills.


 She handed a ticket and happen money to each of her sons saying your father wants you to meet in New York to help them on that case Frank and Joe were speechless for a moment as they grab their mother in a big bear this per Joe explained what a surprise Frank looked affectionately as a mother future were busy today getting your getting our plane tickets and money. I wish you were going to miss his hearty laugh when I go to New York for a week and I bought to have fun with you boys not trot around two police stations and feed site outs cheat keys I'll go some other time. 


Military downstairs is a snack already for you to drive my detected sons to the airport in less than two hours bullets were on the plane to New York city. Upon landing there they were met by Mr. Artie he took them to his hotel. He had engaged in adjoining room for them. It was not until the doors were closed for the brought up the subject of that mystery the case has taken an interesting turn, may involve considerable research. 


That's why I brought you here to help me, tell us what's happened so far. Frank requested the early Mr. Artie said that immediately upon arriving in the city you don't office of the company which manufactured the red wig after sending him his card to the manager has been admitted to readily. That's because the name of Fenton Hardy is no from the Atlantic to Pacific show interjected proudly for Detective Davis on a link and went on with the story some of our customers in trouble Mr. Artie the manager asked me what I laid the red wig on his desk not yet said one of them maybe if I can trace the purchaser of this week, the manager to be inspected it carefully and found recent at least now. Mainly to an exclusive theatrical trade, ultimately, actors have done anything wrong can you tell me a little box, and that's why I asked we make witness. 


To order the manager said he pressed a button at the side of his desk trouble. I came and departed with a written message may be difficult this week is not a no one in fact I would say it was fashioned out of out two years ago. A long time but still, I encouraged him to second on 50 minutes of expected to get every piece but I do in a few minutes. The speckled and bespectacled, elderly men shuffled into the office in risk parts to the manager's summons man here. 


The detectives said company of the manager said it is our expert, but he doesn't know about wages or annoying than turning to the old man she handed him the red wig remember it in the old man looked at it doubtfully many cases the ceiling red wig that big red big red with red but red red red wig red wig to read the way he muttered. About two years old is in the manager prompted quite in half if state looks like a comedy character to wait for a life think.


There ain't been so many of our customers play in that kind of a part inside a year and a half let's see... the old man paced up and down the office muttering names under his breath suddenly he stopped snapping his fingers. I haven't descended. 


It must've been some more lady who brought their way that it was Harold Morley peace plan in Shakespeare par with Hamilton's company very fussy about as weeks passed and I'm just so I remember a bought this one because he came in here about a month ago and ordered another one like it a witty view that. I asked Tim Kaufman shrugs his shoulders he minimize business lots of actors keep the double set of legs more like playing down the Crescent theater arrived now, but I'll go and see him I told the men, and that's just what will do thanking Joe after a bite of summer. 


You don't think this actor is the chief duty of French estimates, but how could he have gone back and forth debate which shall quickly it is neat, playing here in town every night, Mr. Artie admitted that he too was puzzled. He was certain Morley was not the man who had warned away on the day the doctor stolen for the Shakespearean company had been playing a three weeks run in New York at was improbable in any case that the actor was a thief. 


The three parties arrived at Mr. Morley's dressing room half an hour before curtain time Mr. Artie presented his card to a suspicious doorman at the Crescent DSL finally made backstage and shown down the brilliantly lighted corridor to the dressing room of Harold Morley. It was a snug place with pictures on the walls pot plants in the window overlooking alley and they rubbed on the floor. See the floor of error with electric lights at either side of the stout man almost totally bald. 


He was diligently rubbing between the stage makeup on his face he did not turn around, but I just visited in the mayor casually telling them to sit down Mr. Artie took the only cheer the boys squatted on the floor. Often heard of you Mr. Artie the character set in surprisingly deep voice said, call a fact in contrast to his diminutive appearance manager Nietzsche, what kind of cause and social awkwardness about professional who Morley continued rubbing the make up in his Joe but he said briefly. Ever see this week before Mr. Hardy asked in laying the hairpiece on that detail military window expression of delight classes to countenance well I'll say I've seen it before he declared all Kaufman the best would make in the country made this for me about a year and a half ago. 


I should think ever seen this week again why Stalin from me some low-down sneaking out in here and cleaned up my dressing room that during the performance nerdiest thing I ever heard a team write in here while I was doing my stuff up for grabs my watch them money and a diamond ring I had designed by the mere this a week and a couple of others that were around and be it. 


Nobody saw him come or go must have gone in by that window will Morley talk in short, rapid senses and there was no staking his sons here at T. called the leagues were red he stated I didn't worry so much about other weeks because they were for old place, but this new one is being used right are often made it special for the began to make another mistake with you find it told my sons located during some detective work there on the cook left this behind I was trying to trace it will early did not inquire further that's all the help I can give you, he said the police never did learn cleaned up my dressing room to that well. I'll probably get him some either way, to bed well, I'll probably get him some other way either give. 


But give me a list and description of the articles he took me up. 


Probably I can trace them through that glad to set more like he reached into a drawer and who out a sheet of paper which he handed to the detective of. 


That's the same list I gave the police when I reported the bug rate member of the watch and everything I didn't bother to mention the Whigs figured they wouldn't be in any condition to wherever they get them back. Mr. Hardy: list and put it on the pocket for the glanced at his watch lying face up beside Mary gave an explanation suffering Sevastopol Curtin five minutes am not either made up yet gave a vote that got yet my heart in this business be ready in a minute dozen fellow PCs just take everything feverishly raising to the task offers appearance to that of the characters portraying that that 80s performance. 


Mr. Hardy has left they made their way up the street that must let there frank him commented except through Mr. Moore is still in Jory's father might have effect located in punch up committee to let a swell of all eyes would like to go to the theater by the front entrance and see the choke yes dad is replied Joel at it tomorrow will try to find out the name and address of the first automatic right to dissent. The hearties enjoy the performance of the merchant of Venice with Mr. Morley as Lancelot global and laughed hilariously at his comedy and just yours. 


The next morning, the detective and his sons visited the store from which the face jacket and hat had been purchased. They were told to style the three years out of date, and there was no way to tell. I bought them. These articles ahead of Vincent suggested may have been more recently at secondhand clothing store at the hearties thanked him and left all the stripper nothing to live aside his father laid a hand on the boy's shoulder at a big detective he said memory size of this burgeoning nor become impatient to years of persistence to solve some famous. 


He suggested that the next day be devoted to doing some research on the city's police files since Mr. Artie had formerly been a member of the New York City detective who was she was permitted to search the records at any time Frank and Joe accompanied him to headquarters and the work began first team a rundown on any known your criminals who use disguises have these been the hardest reports on the one's who worked in and media might next attack by telephone on the whereabouts of these people ought to be accounted for and working some distance from Bayport at the time of the facts with one exception. I'll bet he's our man Frank explained, but where is he now


“I'll bet he's our man!” Frank exclaimed. “But where is he now?”


Returned to prison will me it is café because when before going to prison he had been wearing a red wing. He lives right here in New York and maybe he's back home by this time Joe spoke up Mr. Hardy said holding up his hand to leave him alone. So will besides, this is losing three detectives together to subaltern just what we mean that be our man but he has a's Kubo is a evening playing of is the minute he is in custody of has since chorused secretly disappointed that they had to leave home until grandmother had been working the case of a completely different angle. 


Verse was the humanitarian side, which at strata bolster their spirits, she said ~but your trip to New York, and it seemed she had a and do what you can indicate for you to take that Mrs. Robinson is that we will and can do little to make you set it eight will told him he had dispatched play stand, he promised a change of classes met at which and she said is on particular parties and ain't you has you the last your best criminal list may be reset it Inc. it will own at noon expecting has had reported the arrest of the real thief of Applegate Lane and extortion of Mr. rather and it was 88 baby in danger, she sat to think he can never tell when you're dealing with criminals. 


Frank had to tell me picture Kelly said well, I don't think you would tell him to beat dad hasn't returned because he still hasn't on demand we are looking for work will certainly hope that the fiscal said Kelly him and Mr. Robinson did it would hurt Applegate people the manhood to take the stuff Mr. Robinson is but yeah, Reseda rabbits assumed would eliminate a tally of interest has waned, what I think were sections of the state had no idea the rabbits this plate was that they had. 


It is, and it'll be a lot worse unless Mr. Ravitz gets work pretty soon that settings are not take the whole family in a going over to the rabbits is with me after school mother sending ham and a cake Q. Kelly agreed to part up to work teacher's classroom as soon as the to the building to first base shadows house to leave the girls books pick up some fruit to the rabbits, cats are quickly filling a bag with a just tennis debates. When the couple reached the Hardy home. Mike asked his mother, if any messages that come knowing not yet she answered, Frank said nothing to her about being concerned over his father as he tucked a hammer under one arm and pick up kickbacks but after he and Kelly reach the street he again confided his concern to Callie. It does seem strange ever heard anything yet not admitted. But don't forget the old saying, no news is good news about worry I'll take your advice Frank agreed no use wearing a sour look around the Robinson's or when you're with me in either Alli said tossing her head teasingly Frank Haledon approaching bus bound for the section of the city in which the rabbits lived in California and the board. It was a long ride in the streets became less attractive as they neared the outskirts of report session aimed that's what it is declared Callie abruptly the Robinsons are always very accustomed to having everything so nice. 


And now all they have to live here. Oh, I hope your father catches the man who committed the robbery and cylinder I splashed him for a moment she looked so fierce that Frank allowed. I suppose you'd like to be the judge in the Jerry et al. A. I give them 100 years in jail Calle declared. When they came to the street whether Robinson said Moon, they found it was an even poorer world fair than they had expected. 


There were small houses that Lee in need of paint and repairs shabbily dressed children were playing in the roadway at the far end of the street stood a small cottage that somehow contrived to look homelike and spite of the surroundings picket fence had been repaired in the yard had been cleaned up. This is where they live sent Frank Kelly smiled it's the nearest place. It's the neatest place on the Wall Street law intensity answered their knock the twin faces of lighted up with pleasure when they saw who the callers were breaking tally sheet explaining how men. The callers were greeted with kindly dignity by Mrs. Robinson. She looked pale and thin but had the same self possession she had always shown at our mansion. We can't stay long Kelly explained that Frank and I just thought we'd run out to see how you are and we brought something for you. 


The fruit ham and cake are presented as the twins wounded out over the food Mrs. Robinson's eyes feel and we cheer our dear people that she sent Frank tell you, but I can't thank her enough Frank Grant as Mrs. Robinson in a tally we shall enjoy this fruit very much. Many thanks, Paula said it's a wonderful gift say did you know Kerry had a better job. The second day, he was at the supermarket... well frankly find it didn't take the manager longer find out how smart Slim is a the twins giggled, but Mrs. Robinson said dolefully I wish my husband could find a job. 


Since no one around here will employ him he is thinking of going to work in another city and leave you here, I suppose, so we don't know what to do it so unfair policy learn that my father didn't have a thing to do with that miserable robbery, and yet she has to suffer for it just the same Mrs. Robinson said the Frank hesitantly, as Mr. Hardy discovered anything yet. 


I am well frankly made it. We haven't heard from them a spin in New York, following up on some clues. But so far there's been no word, we hardly did our hope that he'll be able to clear Mr. Robinson said sorrowfully. The whole case is so mysterious. I've stopped thinking of it tests he declared if the mystery is cleared up okay if it isn't we won't starve any rate, and my father knows we believe in him. You know the size suppose it doesn't do much good to keep talking about it agreed Mrs. Robinson. We got rid gone overall matter so thoroughly that it is nothing more to say so by tacit consent the subject was changed and for the rest of their stay Frank and Callie chatted of things at school, Mrs. Robinson in the girls invited them to remain porous opera, but Callie insisted that she must go as they were leaving Mrs. Robinson to Frank to one side. 


Promise me one thing she said me know as soon as her father returns that is if he has any new news out of that Mrs. Robinson, Frank agree I know, what this suspense must be like for you and that twins, but it's terrible blue long as that in Hardy and his sons are working on the case I'm sure it will be straightened out. Kelly and Frank were unusually silent all the way home they had been profoundly affected by the changes at our mansion mystery had caused desires of the Robinsons Callie lived but a few blocks from the Hardy home and Frank accompanied her to the door she Alli said he does Frank and I hope you'll hear good news from your father. 


The boy quickened his steps and ran nearly into the Hardy House Joe Menem. Any football. Joe Shipp, is it bothers pretty worried that something's happened to dad


Joe shook his head. “Mother's pretty worried that something has happened to Dad.”


A disturbing absence another whole day went by and still no word to come for Mr. Hardy's wife own the New York hotel she was told the detective that checked out the day before our discouraged and nervous about the new mystery of the father's disappearance Frank and Joe found it almost impossible to concentrate on theirs teddies then the following morning when Mrs. Hardy came to awaken them. She wore a broad smile, your father is home, she said excitedly is all right, but he's had a bad time is asleep now and will tell you everything afterschool. The bullies were while the patience to learn the outcome of this trip, but they were obliged to curb the curiosity that must be pretty tired, your remark is Mrs. Hardy went downstairs to start breakfast. I wonder where they came from, probably he was up all night with these which indicated its about sleepy thinking about something I'll celebrate I wish she'd wake up and tell us. I have to go back to school without knowing, but Mr. Hardy had not awakened by the time the boys at school, although they lingered until they were in danger of being late as soon as classes were over the shattered all records in their race home for dinner party was in the living room, and as they rushed in panting. He grinned broadly, it looks refreshed after his long sleep and it was evident that his trip and not been entirely without success for his manner was careful global as they are worried you'll love our dad asked Frank Bowden. 


Here's the story, I went to the house were red jacket and was boarding, although he seemed to be an exemplary par roly I decided to watch them for a while and try to make friends. How could you do that by taking a rule in the same house and free 10 day and it'll be at I love Karen out law, Allah says Joe, while Joe cried when while Joe screamed and then Jack laid himself spoiled everything he got mixed up in a Julie Jewel robbery shootout of the city likely I heard them packing and I trailed in the police were watching for him and he couldn't get it down by plane or bus. 


He outwitted the police by jumping a rate on the row rolled, and you still followed. I lost into it three times, but fortunately I managed to get the trail again to get out of the city and into upper New York State with his luck failed him. A railroad detective recognized actually in the chase was on up to that time had been content with just keeping behind them. I had still hoped up costs pose as a fellow fugitive and win his confidence, but when the pursuit darted in earnest I had to join the officers and they caught Jack laid not without great difficulty exactly by the way was once a railroad man strangely enough, he worked. Not many miles from your paymasters to heal a railroad hand car, and he got away from us, but he didn't last long Vanguard jumped to the curb and Jackie was badly smashed up to now Frank asked quickly. 


No one but he's in the hospital right now and the doctors say is that it's, he's under arrest or yes, he's being held for the Jewel has and also for the draft from the actor's dressing room, but he probably won't live to answer either charge, didn't you find out anything that would connect him with our robbery. Not a thing in the boys were disappointed and their exasperation showed it if red Jacobi dad without confessing the secret of the tower robbery would dad within Mr. Robinson. Never be cleared United be doomed to spend arrest of his life under a cloud suspected of being of the Avenue talk to Jack they rank as I didn't have a chance he wasn't conscious of then new main man are they able to get a kind fashioned from them than 10 Hardy shrugged. I may be able to if she actually regains consciousness and knows he is going good -- he may admit everything I intend to see him and not at all and ask you about the tower robbery is the faraway Albertine I explained my mission to the doctor in charge, he promised to telephone me as soon as is possible for Jack today to see anyone. 


You say he used to work near Joe asked he was once employed by the railroad and he knows all the country around her as well. Then he became mixed up with the sun's path from radars and after you get out of jail turn professional criminal. I suppose he came back here because he so familiar with this area. I promised to call Mrs. Robinson, Frank spoke up okay to tell her about Jack laid yes it may cheer up, but asked her not to tell anyone Frank dialed the number and relay part of his father's story the accused man's wife was overwhelming really invited is promised that the Diebold information just as trying to finish to call the doorbell rang Frank Jude in the private detective asked her smart. Better.


Your palm, he asked, you ask a man Frank led the way into the living room's mouth. Although he considered himself atop much loose stood in the Fenton Hardy. He cleared his throat nervously, good afternoon asked our Synod of Mr. Hardy pleasantly bolt. You will sit down the tech is not eased himself into an armchair, then glanced inquiringly at the two boys, and once it started unless your business is very private out a delight to have my son stay out a record of your rights but conceded. I hear you working on a separate case him perhaps I am. You've been out of town several days must remark cannily so I deduced you must be working on it very clever of you detectives must Mr. Hardy said smiling at his visitor or smart squirmed uneasily in his chair, a Morgan T. like to get that thousand dollar reward. But I'd share with you how it is wondering if you found a close Mr. Hardy smile faded, he said with annoyance, if I went away is my own business. And if I'm working on the tower robbery that also is my own business. 


You'll have to find your own. Blues o. Oo0 now believe that high horse Mr. Hardy, the visitor remonstrated I'm just anxious to get this whole affair cleared up and I thought we might work together. I heard you were with the officers that chased this notorious criminal red jacket, a Mr. Hardy gave a perceptible start to just handle if he had no idea that news of the capture of Jack laid had reached a big part, much less than his own participation in the case had become known as a place must have received the information. And somehow snuff had heard the news white out that Mr. Hardy said in a casual way to Jack Lee have a link to do it start date out that wasn't that what you're working on as I tell you that my meeting a need for detectives must look sad. I guess you just don't want to cooperate with me, Mr. Hardy. 


I was thinking to go on over to the hospital where the man Jack leaves and class to him about that case. Mr. Hardy's lips narrowed into a straight guy and you can't do that Oscar or he is in concepts that doctor won't do that. You see him will try to actually team to the same that I'm known beyond hanging Jack leaves go to come to some data, and I won't be all away in days up playing at six o'clock and I aim to leave my house about 530 and jacket he thumped his chest and admiration detectives don't have to show up for playing until the last minute a mystery lava talk rejected the night and I may use that you know what he stands how that your old ways of the tardy but if you take my advice. You'll not visit Oslo... Paul that maintain Jacobi will talk when the time comes. 


So there is some thing they snuff, said triumphantly. Well, I'm going there and get it back in with euros and stumped out of the room and left the house


“So, there is something to it!” Smuff said triumphantly. “Well, I'm going over there and get a confession!” With that he rose, stumped out of the room, and left the house.


Teamwork that there after has not left the house Mr. Hardy sat back with a gesture of despair man, he said handles and investigations so clumsily that red Jack label close up like a calamitous mob manages to question him at that moment the telephone rang the boys listened excitedly as Mr. Hardy answered below. All we asked Dr. is that so Jack Lee will probably live only until morning. I can see him buying IPO. Goodbye, the detective put back the receiver and turned to the boys I'll take exit by playing to many Buddhist monk goes to admit what everything the album a police and I must question Jack Layton burst. When is the next commercial flight after six Joe asked seven. 


Then Ted Frank's mouth can figure that one and question Jack Lee later on Joe but see what we can do to help dad. Don't you boys do anything rash, their father Ward way a wall Frank led the way outdoors and started walking down the street what's on your mind. Joe asked as they reached the corner, we must figure out how to keep detective smiled in Bayport until seven. But Howell, I don't know yet but will find a way, we can't have them bursting into the hospital room is leading the chants of dad's getting a confession Smurf might ruin things to the case alone to solve your right.


The brothers walked along the street in silence they realize that the situation was urgent. But though they arrived their brains trying to think of a way to prevent detective smiled from catching the six o'clock playing it seemed hopeless but not of our gang Jo suggested finally perhaps have some ideas the heart is found their friends in the tele-status court of Bayport high-I loathe called Chad Morton. When he saw Frank and Joe approaching your too late for a game where you been with has an important to do frankly apply to say we need your help. What's the matter testimony, print go ask her smile is trying to win that thousand dollar reward and get himself on the day point police force by interfering in one of dad's case is rank explained. We can't tell you much more than that, but the main thing is we want to keep them from catching the 6 cup playing. We add don't want him to go until seven. What do you want us to do Bill Hooper asked. Help us figure out how it keeps them off the Bayport on 1007 no clock without having chief Khaled lock us up here a Gilroy put in our UCS about this Frank.


Absolutely its mouth gets to a certain place before dad can the case will be ruined and I don't mind telling you that has something to do with Slim Robinson. Chet Morton was sold off oh I catch them, but our business, and that's it to make sure that six apart, plane leaves here without that and that the detective checked at a special dislike for smart, because the man had once reported him for swimming in a after hours.


So I'll problem should feel solemnly is to keep smut here and keep out of trouble ourselves right well Jerry Gilroy said let's put our heads together fellows and work out a plan. A dozen ideas were put forth each wilder than the one before the opera with a wide grin went so far as to propose kidnapping Smart binding them hand and foot and setting them adrift in the Beatty in "we could to rescue him. Later, he said the proposal was so ridiculous that the others howled with laughter.


Bill: suggested that the Texas watch, setting the detectives watch back an hour Ladin as Mike observed was a good one except for the minor difficulty in laying hands on the watch when I send a warning that they complained before seven o'clock and cited with a skull and cross bones 16 idea check tried enthusiastically to let way limit follows Frank's book up to snuff ever found out who wrote it we'd be up to our necks in trouble we could all be arrested.


I told Joe cried suddenly gripping snapping gripping, snapping his fingers why didn't I think of it to be far and it's so simple to well. Tell us make third Joe explained that every once in a while he and Frankie went down to Rockford store to act as clerks, while the owner went home to supper he stayed open evenings on July goes is only a block from some of his house off] I go there so he wouldn't be surprised to see us in the neighborhood I suggested the bunch of us meet casually down in the store, and one ball after another stop Smith in talk. Maybe we can't even get him to shop in all snuff loves to eat.


You can't hate them for that Chet spoke up I'll be glad to invite them in and buy him an apple for this trip. A 15 minute delay for stuff is all we need is that I think it's a swell idea that spoke up. And I'm sure Mr. R. Cole will cooperate was going to persuade them that ranking Joe's Apartment Jerry replied Rocco was a hard-working man who would come from Italy. Only a few years ago he was a simple camp told person who had a great admiration for the article I is.


The whole group made their way toward the fruit store, but only the parties within society others spread out to watch for smart, who was expected to leave his house. So when each boy went over his part in the plan.


When Frank and Joe walked to the store, they found the dark Iraq owes sorting strangers blast White said in a name. How you will like to ask my place looks well Frank answered news in this that are the nights he added how you neighbors smart like at Rocco threw up his hands in a gesture of disgust all that many make me mad. If they charge too much detail now to go back to old country.


Don't pay any attention to him to live Isaiah Mr. Rocco he looked. I like your home for hours on that rank in the take over any area they tired they were my why is then processed there must close up early Rocco Kiley by zygote is a negative he is Rocco removed as a party said I extract and yard to burn you do that. Bad to Rocco showed them a wire incinerator and part of the yard. They left the store five minutes later there was a whistle from the street signal from Jerry Frankie Joe went to the house door front door to watch stuff was just backing his car out of the driveway is prearranged rate over and stopped in the detective and the boy apparently got into an argument, but it did not last long enough to satisfy pregnant help. The conversation took less than two minutes and snuff back around an industry a price until I idea like a trash maker roasting fire. Without further explanation, he dashes straight frankly, that was on his brother's mind you -- the store and the air quickly by the papers and incinerator places are reasonable AAs lost the lead.


Joel was intently watching the scene down the street's mouth was now being interviewed by Ben and checked came forward to urge mouth to take some root with him on his trip. The detective hesitated, then shook his head and started off in his car. Only five of the necessary 15 minute delay had elapsed Joe levitated no longer running on the street held up one hand for the oncoming car to stop, come quick snuff there is a fire back at Rocco's will put out a merit in the techie told the boy tartly. You mean you at all Bayport burned down his attorney. Smith's mouth's mouth's mouth waste, but still, did I move Joe was sad. Starting back to this trouble Frank and I will have to take care alone. This brought the detective to action, he realized he might be missing a chance to become a girl in a flash he drove his car down the street and parked in front of the store, where is the fact's most cried out nearly bumping into Franco was dashing from the front door of Rocco the fire is back there and yard. Frank pretended to pay out either look for it to see if no trailing on snuff -- designed to store and regular yard by the Star party boys had gathered around the base to buy out excitedly, what was going up by Joel yelled snuff from the rear of the store, where is Rocco Wei as a payout where someone or


The brothers raced from the house, confident that they were about to solve the Tower Treasure mystery.


The kind that John.


Rocco's not around reply does not waste the water just thinking about, shall I call the fire department know I can manage this month and declared the winners of payout rate -- to the back room and found a pale in the sink he don't want her and headed this month, who turned the art he doubts the incinerator flames, which is think back old and I.


Some people have no sense of commented the idea of someone starting a fire than going off and leaving it. I'll bet that was Rocco's work is for you boys. You had to call me didn't have the savvy to put out a simple fire. Good thing you were around Frank observed suppressing is my house. It was not agreed and chief college attorney about this. Oh please don't tell about us Joe spoke up, closing his eyes as mouth would not see that window and I didn't mean that Oscar's mother's milk squealer or I need now is going to be going to hear when I did, and is going to hear what I did the detective chuckled. One more notch on my gun as the Cowboys would say.


So the least love sobered up and looked at his resort showed no the 10 list till six. I can't make my day in this shame Frank said console like what you're up to 75 plane. Proudly, I wish you good luck and interview snuffs stormed out of the story disappeared with his car parties and their friends burst and the roars of laughter, which did not stop until a woman customer came in to the shop of the boys with Frank and Joe left.


Rocco returned at 630 pleased that so much fruit had been sold during his absence. You know better salesmen are Rocco he grinned widely. The Hardee's went home well satisfied with good duties a day's work. A six block plane that left without smart, that father could make his trip to the hospital about the unknown aim detectives interviewed Aaron's and Tim Hardy did not return home until the next afternoon when the boys came home from school they found them in high spirits.


Solve the mystery Joe asked in late practically burst about Jackie is dated to be confessed here. Not very sympathetic to that old fellow, Joe Jesse confessed fortunately Oscars mouth didn't show up while Jack Lee was talking wreckage of lasted each other and their father smiled quietly on an idea that U2 sleuths know more about this mouth business than you would care to tell well anyhow, the Albany police, and I have a clear field. I saw Jack Lee before he died he questioned him about our robbery did he admit> eight said he came to the airport with the intention of robbery in stock are snatched up that the cat's car. Then he went to rob the ticket office when she failed then he decided to hang around town for a few days. He hit upon Tower mansion, as his next effort that we entered the library with gloves on, open this event took out the jewelry and securing what did he do what that's what I'm coming to us not to tell Jack getting new was at the point of dad that he did confess to the Tower of their then knees said yes. I took the stuff, but I did, dear. Try sailing any of it right away so I hit, you can get all the stuff that you think it's in the old tower at Sally said Jack must consciousness and never regained it.


When does not get their Joe asked, eagerly not until after Jacklin gone into a coma this charter reply. We both sat by his bed opening the man would awaken but he died within an hour just when Jack Lee did dilute and the old tower. He was never able to say, the sum of knowledge at least had no absolute hidden to the old Applegate Tower will find an all-time Frank exclaimed the Tower mansion has two Towers. The old and the new jewelry might again.


We'll search the old tower, first the story seems likely that the starter Mark Jackie would gain nothing by lying about it on his deathbed he is probably become panicky after he committed the robbery ended in the old tower and he was able to get away safely. No doubt he decided to hide the stuff there to chance, I coming back for some time after the affair had blown over.


Joe nodded, that is why Jack Lee could be traced through the jewels and the bonds they were never disposed of. They've been dying in the old tower I'll just time.


I tried to get him to tell me in just one. But part of the old tower that was hidden Mr. Hardy continued, but he'd died before he could say anymore to Baghdad right but shouldn't it be hard for us to find the note now that we have a general idea where it is publicly jacketed titanate airplay since the old tower has been unoccupied for a long time is would be safe there from snoopers.


Joe jumped up from his chair, I think we ought to get busy and do a search the old tower right away all body was handed oldest athlete is jewels and bonds this afternoon and care Mr. is a Tagalog. I have a BBQ bull of a news to bake search said Mr. Hardy... my then you can have the satisfaction of tyranny over the stolen property to best Apple in August. You can get on without me in this case from now in. We wouldn't have gone very far if it had been for you Frank declare and I wouldn't have gotten very far had been for Eulas that were a bad majority smile broadened well good luck to you comes.


As the ball is started from the dead he Frank said thanks dad. I only hope the Applegate's don't throw us out. When I asked to be allowed to around inside the old tower. Just tell them his father advised that you are a pretty good clue whether bonds and jewels in and another that she was searched to Green Frankel and that thousand dollar reward before the day is over. The brothers raced from the house confident that they were about to solve the Tower treasure ministry and


The brothers raced from the house, confident that they were about to solve the Tower Treasure mystery. Towers search.


When the Hardy boys reached Tower mansion at four o'clock the door was opened by heard of only himself but tall stooped gentlemen. At thing to do is to cleanse classes in one hand he held a sheet of standards yes, he said seemingly annoyed at being disturbed. You remember a statue of Frank asked politely, where Mr. Hardy Sons Fenton Hardy, the detective all we asked well, what do you want with it like to look through the old tower. You don't mind we can do about the robbery, what kind of clue we have evidence that leads us to believe that the jewels and bombs were hidden by the state in the old tower.


Oh, you have evidence have you the elderly man peered at the boys closely at what a rascal Robinson Powell want to give it to you he had the stuff and now he's suggesting you might find it just clear himself. Frank and Joe had not considered the affair was liked and a gaze that Mr. Applegate in consternation at last. Joe spoke up.


Mr. Robinson has nothing to do with this he said the real thief was found, he said the loot was hidden in the old tower if you just let us take a look around will find it for you, who was the real thief would rather not tell user until we find the stolen property that will reveal the whole story. Mr. Applegate took off his glasses and wiped them with his cheek he stared at the boy suspiciously for a few moments they called out a daily from the dim interior of the hallway of light, feminine voice answer what you want to hear that there was a Russell of skirts and a daily happy appeared hated blond woman nothing features she was dressed in a fashion of 15 years before in which every color of the spectrum fought for supremacy.


What's the matter she demanded. I can't sit down to do a bit of selling without you interrupting me hurt. These boys want to look through the old tower. Watch for up to some Mr. Frank and Joe feared she would not give her consent said quietly were doing some work for our dad, the detective Fenton Hardy they think they can find the bonds and jewels in the tower that we explained all they do is they the woman said isolate and what the bonds and you'll be doing in the old tower. We have evidence that they were in there after the robbery Frank told her Ms. Applegate viewed the boys with obvious suspicion as if any speech would be silly enough to hide them right in the house a round she said in a tone of finality.


We're just trying to help you Joe put in courteously going and then said Ms. Applegate with a sigh. But even if you tear the old tower appeases you won't find anything. It's all foolish does Frank and Joe followed her double date through the gloomy halls and corridors that lead to work the old tower. He said he was inclined to share his sister's opinion that the boys search would be in name.


Will make it anyway, Mr. Applegate-don't ask me to help you I've got a bad meet anyway, I just received some new steps this afternoon you enter up to me when I was sorting them out. I must get back to my work.


The man reached a corridor that was heavily covered with dust. It apparently had not been in use for a long time, and it was a bear in a furnished at the end was a heavy door. It was unlocked and the Mr. Applegate opened the boys saw a square room almost in the center of it rose of flight of wooden stairs with a heavily ornamented balustrade COH which insurance to the roof five floors above opening from each floor was a room that you are Mr. Applegate announced search all you want to but you won't find anything of that I'm certain.


With this parting remark, he turned and hobbled back along the corridor the sheet of stamps still in his mouth and the Hardy boys looked at each other not varying courage and use the jewelry marked. He doesn't deserve to get his stuff back, Frank declared flatly that shrug let's get up in the tower and start the search.


Frank and Joe first examined the dusty stairs carefully for footprints, but none were to be seen that seems clear for her market. Late was here recently, you think it's what steps would show to you by the dust as it anyway went out for at least a year. People, perhaps the dust collectors move more quickly than we think you'll countered when they get in here and will let around.


Inspection of the personally old tower deal that was no place with what could've been hidden except under the stairs that I'm having their the boys ascended to the second floor and entered a room to the left of the stairwell is a drab and bear room is the one they had just left it again to the slave and the murky shadows were almost obscured with cobwebs. There was an atmosphere of age decay about the entire place as it had been locked and abandoned four years.


Nothing here said Frank after a quick glance around on we go they made their way up to the second floor after something. After searching this room and under the stairway they had to admit the the the first floor above was a duplicate of the first and the second. It was a bear careless deep in dust. There was not the slightest sign of a hiding place or any vacation another human being had been a tower for a long time does look very promising. Joe was still Jackie may have gone right to the top of the tower. The search continued without success until the boys reached the roof here at trapdoor which long a word led to the top of the tower Frank unlatched until the door did not budge out to for


Together, the brothers yanked in the stubborn trapdoor of the old tower Sunday gateway completely causing what was the loser ballads Frank fell backwards down the stairway joke with a crack toppled over the railing into space Frank grabbed a spindle of the balustrade and kept himself from sliding further down the steps he seen Joe's plunged and expected the next moment they are sickening sight of the more five stories below how he murdered as he pulled himself up for old Joe Bryson made many are both bad and now looked over the balustrade as brother was not lying and touches the bottom of tower and the bloody pile's eyes popped open. Instead, he was clinging to the two spindles of the stairway on the floor below prank. Heaving a tremendous sigh of relief ran down and helped blue to the safety steps. Both boys sat down to catch their breaths and recover from their false finally Joe said that. The second of as in the end my career as a detective right here.


I guess I could also figure to endanger the Dixie tot U. of the buyers thank remark you must grab those spindles with flash camera speed presently the boys turned their eyes upward expression halfway between it and then worried frown crossed their faces. Mr. Applegate or Mark is together like hearing the ruinous trap or know let's see if we can put it back in place the boys climb the stairway and examine the damage they found that the changes had pulled away from the rotted wood, a new piece and actually made older in place before we go downstairs to the roofer member with the blues had their number. Remember, we settled it was an error member Frank and Joe that I'm outside the narrow railing walked to Ramallah for sides of the square tower. There was nothing on it are only reward for all this work is a good view of Bayport Frank remarked ruefully below lay the bustling little city and to the east was barred at bay as water sparkling in the late afternoon. Dad was fooled by Jackie, I guess Frank said slowly that hasn't been anyone in this tower for years the boys gazed moodily across the sake. Then down at the grounds of the tower mentioned in many roofs of bounds itself with Pablo and directly across from them rose to have a bulk of the new tower.


Do you think Jack that he might have meant the new tower Frank explained suddenly dad said he specified the old buddy may have been mistaken even than it looks OSS Mr. Applegate of the militant is worth trying anyway, but I'm afraid it when you tell the Door and say no. Will boys went down for the opening Isadora placed in that state in which small ranks pocket notebook into the damage sided or held. But Frank and Joe knew the wind or rain could be easily dislodged it.


The boys hurried down the steps into the corner to the main part allows a daily Applegate doctor had out of the Norway, where is the look she answered. He read it and find any Frank admitted the woman. Sniffed k DSL is a waste of time, we think now. Joe spoke up at the Tower property is probably hidden in a dark attack in the new tower and the new tower was sadly cried out of this arrogant. I suppose you want to go poking through their know if it would be but it would be too much trouble engaging shrilled agenda boys rummaging through my house of the wild Mr. Vegas you'll barely know. It simply does not just her voice and attracted the attention of her Applegate who came hobbling out of his study.


The knowledge for Maddy to manage his sister told and suddenly his face east, creased his face creased it seems to the triumphant smile so you didn't find anything after all you excitedly around, but now you haven't done it not yet Frank answered these bugs have the odd city established a broken to want to go looking for the new tower heard stared at the boys while I cannot ASAP and are you boys try to make full of me asked, shaking a fist at them there for Frank and Joe explained that glasses and not each other. They would have to reveal the reason for thinking it was in the tower Mr. Applegate, frankly information about where your stylus to his hidden came from manner took the jewels and bombs, and it wasn't Mr. Robbins, what you mean with someone else has he been caught he was captured with these dead now


What do you mean it with someone else has even caught he was captured by these dead now dead, what happened to her Applegate asked excitement his name is red Jackie and he was a notorious criminal dad had on his trail and Jackie tried to escape on a railroad hand guards rushed up and he was fatally injured Frank explained.


What you can from a can establish it applied Frank told All-Star inning with week by Jackie might have made a steak and that's the new tower you deliver Dubya rubs chin meditatively is evident in his address by the boys start to this fellow Jackie confesses robbery at a unit everything he had once worked around here, in his Bayport area while he had been hanging around for several days before the robbery well, Mr. Applegate said slowly, if he said he had its annual towers that there must be in the know tower as you say we let a circuit. Joe and Steve S., and now help I'm visiting to find the jewels and bondage lack of unbiased.


Hurd Applegate led the way across the mentioned word door which opened into the new tower now that the man was in a good mood, Frank decided that this was an opportune time to tell them about the trapped dollar a digital offering to pay for their whole Tori said Mr. Applegate. I have it fixed in fact, is an elaborate a good account copper, and it no longer quickened his steps taken to old Mr. Applegate and not even reprimanded. The mansion owner opened the door to the new tower and stepped into a corridor. Frank and Joe tingling with excitement, followed


The mansion owner opened the door to the new tower and stepped into a corridor. Frank and Joe, tingling with excitement, followed.


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No, a surprise.


The rooms of Newtown in earnest when it was built but only in rare occasions when the applicant visitor to the rooms in the owner stated in the first one. I can enjoy Mr. Applegate on nothing other look carefully and closets girls high boys and under the large pieces of furniture they even turned up mattresses and Iraqis were never finished and satisfied that the looted not been hidden there. They ascended the stairs to the room above again the investigation prove this heard Applegate being a quick-tempered man back into his old looted the boy's story had convinced him but when they search that towers rooms without success. He showed his disgust.


It's a hoax, he started a daily was right about made a full love at all because of Robinson I can understand over subject they said he had the stuff that hour if the fellow did Abdul's minds and modes hours a week tonight someone else might have been taken in the summer working with them or else Robinson, but I found that right after the robbery. It turns out I'm sure Mr. is a duplicate. Then where did he get the $900 explained that a Robinson won't.


On the way back to the main part of the mansion heard Applegate is ever a series back to the Luke had not been found to be given some all over again without Robinson was involved in some way.


Like as not he was in the egg was Jack Lake, the man stated flatly again ranked in Joe protested that the new caretaker did not how the ax caretaker did not hobnob with criminals nevertheless, the hearties were puzzled as a boy and a liar and a search had only done resulted implicating Mr. Robinson more deeply in the Mr. that searched and only resulted in them keeping resulted in implicating Mr. Robinson more deeply in misery.


Back in the hallway of the main house and met a DV Applegate who crow triumphantly when she saw the search for returning the head tonight at LA con heard Applegate. You lefties by May Lord love you she is stored in the hearties of front door while her brother, shaking his head perplexingly went back to his study, we sure miss things up. Frank declares they walked towards her motorcycles I feel like I'd and rocket me to be hurried home to tell their father the disappointing news that and Hardy was amazed to hear that the stolen valuables and other located near the tower is sure you would over the place parlay every inch of it. There wasn't a silent from the dust and the old tower I'd say no and never edge is strange to take a moderate. I'm sure Jackie was he had absolutely nothing to gain by deceiving the idea that in the old tower, those were his very words were, what can he mean by the old tower of power management, and why Jamie so careful to say The Old Rd., Tower since he was familiar with it for a probably new imaginative to the old Avenue. Of course it may have been we didn't search hard enough to remark the Luke could give up touring behind movable wall panel we didn't look nervous only solution started a great. I'm still not satisfied the stolen property, isn't there going to ask Applegate permit another search of both hours and now I think your mother wants you to do it here in downtown. Mrs. hearties whether she wanted Franco.


The Mrs. Hardy to clear explain what you want manager was soon in the motorcycles again and the boys reached the business section of a put upon ejected for charity became known the little radio station broadcast in the afternoon news program and people everywhere were just saying at Detective Slough walked along the street, looking as if he would bite added off the first person who mentioned the key stamp when he saw the article is a good hour Valley granted, I hear you got to step back. I wish we had drinks at the lovely what the second right out heightening you and I base it on the radio that this fellow Jackie. Jackie. Jackie had told your father where he had heated, but how do the news leak out that his door wouldn't close at the time of the other pages, who is walking around overregulation and spelled it so you didn't find it after all, is it about Dean Jacobi CA this stuff was hidden in the old tower. What more do you need.


While I was at their door returned hotly Jackie must have made a mistake that they made a mistake both continued to lick it looks like a joke son nude fellows that attack would be sleuth women on the street when Frank and Joe return home they found that Mr. Hardy had been in touch with heard Applegate. And they convinced him that a more detailed search the towers would be advisable both you said we'd better go there directly. After supper, I think we better not wait until tomorrow.


A similar classic detective and this is presented themselves that are mansion heard Applegate met them at the dark a moneymaker city said as he led them toward the old tower, but I'm not convinced to find a think I've talked to case over with chief comic isn't hard to think of Robinson's mind at all and I'm sure it is. But how about Jack's confession Mr. Hardy as the chief says that could be a man named Jackie did it protect Robinson in a working again Ara, I know it is better Robinson Mr. and but I want to give the towers another closer examination or Jackie make a confession. And I will believe.

Maybe maybe maybe that I'm telling you it was a hoax only that. Only if I don't find anything inside or outside the tower yesterday declared his mouth set in a grim line.


Well, that it started badly said on locking the door leading to the old tower elite force it to work you started at the top of the old tower and work downward investigations with no possibility and touched all the locked walls were tapped for all sounds which might indicate you to places that lowers resume and closely for signs of injury to the servlet. But the missing tools and bonds were not located finally, the group reached our floor. Again.


Nothing could build a go on to note artist Artie commented briefly, have to rest and eat something before I do any more heard Applegate said we're late is that the way the dining room were sandwiches and Sen. Purcell indicated himself only to crackers milk. When they all sat down.


After a brief diverse freshman at the heart is an ingenuity turned their attention and tower are young they search carefully while the traditions were tapped voters resented every bit furniture was in 19 days and not an inch of space escaped the scrutiny of the tech to, and his helper's as the search drew a closer look still have not been found starter Mark. It certainly looks as if the stolen property was never in the end by Jack Lake and furthermore there's no evidence that indeed did I'd hear anyone came in and take it away. You mean that Frank is proof that Mr. Robinson did not coming exactly maybe not Mr. Applegate concluded that it still doesn't prove he wasn't includes with the amount going to give the search of Mr. is to determine perhaps Lewis hidden somewhere inside the old talk explained that it would be difficult to examine the grounds properly at night with your permission, Mr. Applegate my sons and I overturned at sunrise tomorrow I start work. Gannon is the owner allegedly manages a sent Mr. Hardy turned to Frank and Joe were smuggled out of able to prove our point of board school time. The bowl honors who had had no time to very young work or might if I don't know from your blueprints will be grayed out the smiles as they reached him a row when I was a good night for us to do is to have a close. When they open them again to see if understanding of the bed tied it up a few IBM research he announced the boys blinked sleepily then spread that Charlie the bully in the address quickly Mr. Hardy was in the kitchen when the unit and breakfast was ready the sun was rising over this and everything is hot as a morning as our isn't it to the outside menu included goggles also been pushed isn't cocoa is almost in silence to avoid any delay in the 20 minutes of free Artie salutes were on their way.


I see you put spades in the car dad Frank remarked it looks like this in the US if we don't locate above ground some places whenever his retirement in the Institute of their hunt without notifying Applegate, who they were sure were still asleep every them incentive up to scrutinize boulders overturned space and surrounds every stonemason at Texas. It was like, not a nuclear device would be thanks. He chose a bed of perennial bushes at the foot of the old tower or had been recently planted and pushed one of the stage and the this foot. The tool hit and obstruction excitedly rank troubled away the dirt from around the spot and have amended the grave in half a minute he gave a cry of delight.


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Excitedly Frank shoveled away the dirt around the spot. In half a minute he gave a cry of delight.


“A chest! I've found a buried chest!”


Captors 17 and unexpected find.


Throwing out the dirt in great spades can cover the test completely was about 2'6" wide input that Treas. Joe cracker running up. Mr. Ernie was innocent heels and looked nascent at Frank's discovery that was after the just out of the home and instantly began to raise the lid on which there was no held his breath at the heart is really following is a really uncovered they really sought the jewels and security stolen from the Applegate's Frank flung back of the lid. The three sleuths stared at contents they've never been more surprising allies finally Joe find a voice nothing but a lot of flower bulbs for shock of disappointment over the detective and his sudden burst in the laughter of the contents of the chest were a far cry from what they expected of the situations seemed ridiculous.


Well in the assertion is afraid red jacket never buried this test I wonder did I get to that of waistline them replied. The Hardee's turned to see her Applegate, clad in a bathrobe and slippers walking toward good morning, Mr. Applegate, the boys first and the father added UC were on the job for a couple moments with the would have understood property heard Applegate base took on a stern look. You didn't find my security is but maybe you have found a clue they Robinson buried just full of bulbs that certainly what he's done with the Delia's jewelry and my securities is a bad answer, but I have a bad anything. It was on the ground there, Frank, realizing the man was not in good humor this morning. I disputed the conversation away from the store that apples Mr. valuable Applegate. Why did Mr. Robinson buried these lower bulbs here. The owner of the tower mansion gave a little smart.


That man's nutty about unusual flowers you sent to Europe for all these bulbs they have to be kept in a cool dark place for several months, we decided a bearing that he was always doing something queer like that Y. of D. and all he tried to get me to do rainouts in the property Soviet radar kinds of rare flowers like satellite as well be due spoke up. Swell nothing Mr. Applegate replied, I guess you don't know who published greenhouses, and besides growing rare flowers takes a lot of time was had to do with fiddling around making great big daisies are while turning Troops and orchids.


Frank was told of Mr. Robinson continued that is a genius king, if that's a joke to Mr. Applegate well in only digging I want the Mr. clean up it was decided that Mr. Hardy with the superior power of observation whisperer denies the ground near both towers, whenever it looked as if the ground been turned over recently the ball is would dig at the spot just to flower bulbs was carefully replaced and the dirt shoveled over it.


Here's a place where you might want to dig Mr. Hardy crawled presently from the opposite side of the old tower with the boys arrived with the spades he said. I have an idea of the dog dug up the spot and probably all you'll find is a big boned, but we don't want to miss anything this time to spade hit the object which had been better as his father had privatized it proved to be only a boned secretive by some hollow. The three hardy stretch of their work to the new Tower this time her Applegate and been looking on a silence from the corners of their eyes artist in kitchen expression of satisfaction on the evidence of days. Starting last as wristwatch that said, well Moz I guess it's time to make our last trial indicated another spot a few feet we fellows must be cleaned up and go to school undaunted by their failure so far breaking joke was a will in a few moments they had uncovered another small test this one is at least as frank as it will then well that maybe a lot of it is that the stolen property Joe exclaimed. Even Mr. Applegate King interest Vista and leaned in to raise for themselves. The boy taken the box contained several sex the jewels joke right out and the flat sheet sacked could contain securities Frank said enthusiastically. That may pick up on a circular bag quickly and answering the topic and let others see the Fraser Mr. Hardy was already looking if I second the thousands for Mr. Marquette allows a seemingly various foreign languages after a long breath elderly man. Well we've reached the end of the I name you Hardee's haven't proved a thing but you said it got my grounds at my house. The three sleuths had to admit it was true, but told them they were still fired by two hopes to clear Mr. Robinson in the charge against him and if I understood property as they put their spades back into the Arctic Mr. Nate invited the house to watch and have a bite to eat.


I guess you Bush to do the same breakfast he added in the brothers that may be a times mistranslated in such a bad sort. They sent to the invitation enjoy the meal of waffles and honey then that bothered to the debate for Frank and Joe had no sooner step from the car near the names call turning this aisle of Norton and Kalisz shock coming toward the Bible Isaiah girls say to you what happened early this morning probably as new schools left today Joe Askey. I wish it were true, legs sobered to by Mr. Robinson is been arrested again no EU the Hardee's stared at Thunderstruck why Frank commanded Iota took up the story saying that she and checked at her the bad news of the radio that morning it stopped at the Robinson's own father had brought them back to school to find more about what happened. It seems that chief college as an idea of Mr. Robinson was in league with the thief Jack Lake that man your father at the confession from Sylvia rested in. Poor Mrs. Robinson, she doesn't know what to do when Mr. Robinson that just has to find another job to a systemic of cagey boys do something.


We are working on the case as hard as we can replied and told the girls about this losing that evening before an early that morning. At that moment the school bill running of the young people had to separate Frank and Joe were deeply concerned by what they just heard at the lunch. They met to Jerry Phil Tony and Chet Morton and told them the news that stuff on Slim Phil remarked upon all the family ate it declared. The lawyers discussed the situation from oils and wreck their brains for some weight which they can help arises the concluded that only the actual discovery of the stolen jewels and bonds would clear Mr. Robinson of the suspicions which hung over.


That means there's only one thing to do with us find the look after school. He and Joe Blade bats baseball for the required. They were directly home they had no heart. For further sports activities, it was a Dell gloomy day indicative of rain and just not reasonable or spirits Frank, who is restless finally suggested let's take a walk.


They told their mother, they would be owned by separate time. Maybe he'll help the Web server brings your great. The brothers walked mile after mile and then as they turned back they were drawn as in the magnets were pulling them to Tower man Jim.


This place is beginning to date, said John is a wash of the driver suddenly Frank's is brothers are. I just had an idea maybe Jack Lee and his deathbed and fashion was confused and meant some other robbery to bed besides. At some time in every Mr. the most innocent looking people become suspect, what proof is there that the Applegate Sabin pulled calls for reasons that are lame. I say things that installed it on the tape don't forget that dad didn't find any fingerprints on it except Mr. Applegate.


Frank, you got a point there, the man said, that man a sister act so mean sometimes. I wouldn't put it past them to try to take the insurance company, said Joe exactly his brother great for the moment will play it his way will pretend that their suspects and doing the spying around this place into a the boys left the roadway and disappeared with her break the design get making their way cautiously they move forward towards Tower man Jim the place was in darkness with the exception of three bedrooms on the first floor.


What's your idea Frank's brother whispered to learn something that might tell us whether or not the application I implicated in the robbery -- maybe will get a clue if we keep our eyes and ears open the boys walked forward inside as they approach the mansion from the end were the old towers stood somewhere not far from them, they suddenly heard footsteps and a lock in a flash the brothers dodged by the tree. The footsteps came closer the footsteps came closer, came closer and the boys waited to see you was approaching was the one of the Applegate or someone out.


Before they could find out the person's footsteps receded and below is a merge from their hiding place suddenly, a glaring light was being the directly on that it came from the top room of the old Tower.


It came from the  top room of the old tower!


Or a gain a startling day.


That rank ordered in a worse whisper quickly dropping to the ground is to be Joe threw himself face down alongside his brother do you think that person is likely that our thoughts Frank asked a good of a baby naturally she went out as the strong website with the train and again it was being other window Tower and other actually turned out well, what stage a legal up to the mansion and continue our sleuthing Frank was of the opinion that if they did they bite into trouble even if they had not been recognized percent are probably had spotted them. I'd like to find out who is in power, jewel, argue it was just possible that Apple needs to know anything about him.


Frank quietly, to let you imagination the way, would you advise as the boys be about whether to leave the grounds it to go forward the manner was suddenly taken that other heads from around the corner of the tower rotation you police dog growling and barking and apparently had said that the brothers and was bounding directly toward them. Frank and Joe started to run pell-mell were unable to keep at it in a few minutes he blocked their path menacingly menacingly and set up a ferocious barking. I guess were caught for it soon I hope this old fellow will take a piece out of my leg.


The 20 it's tried to make friends of the animal that would not let them a budget while a leader downhill and asked and discussed as the dog continued to growl menacingly wait to be rescued Frank replied tersely a moment later they saw a bombing light coming in the direction presently the tablet impaired if the boys and complete astonishment you thousand every to give you a remark and what a domain where digging the boys did not reply at once they were aghast having discovered. But really he did not suspect. They had really intended to the owner of the tower mentioned to her lack of response to mean he was right.


I am just not going to have any more of my grounds ruling decent graphic I've borrowed this watchdog waxed, and he's going to keep every body away if you have any reason for wanting to see me you better phone first and I'll keep a record chain was up with that hour the flashlight records and my sister. She got her head that maybe she was smarter than you fellows and could find is some solo stuff was stolen find the stolen stuff from the old tower finds the stolen stuff in the old tower, but she didn't Frank and Joe suppressed grins as he would have been an idea to set the flash that hard black leather other as I think we may have a lot of curious visitors, because publicity apparently she picked you up the boys laughed. Yes she did Frank admitted between her acts against you didn't, you need and worry about any prowlers.


Frank and Joe said goodnight to her Applegate and started down the highway at this time the dog did not follow them. He remained at the men's side until the arteries were out of sight of the Trento word go remark this seems to be our day for setting events, as well as allowing wet fireworks yes. Nothing to show for all our work at supper, bowls Mr. and Mrs. Artie laughed as the boys story of their data within the win, they became serious Frank asked his father if he thought there was a chance of the Applegate might be guilty of falsely reporting a robbery.


It's possible of course, the detective's answered, but the Applegate's are so well-to-do I get a point in the transition thing I believe is best for us to stick to the original idea that someone really did take jewels and securities from state and that person was Jack Lake as the ball is were going to bed that night Frank remarked to his brother tomorrow is Saturday and we have all day for AIA boat. We set ourselves the goal of solving the mystery before night a big order, but I'm with you Joe replied with a grin.


They were up early and began to discuss what courses losing they should follow anywhere to start off in a completely new tracks thanks it is in what direction Franco interaction of the railroad who went on to explain what they had was to find out about Jack read Jack. Please read Jackie's habits when he had worked around a Bayport if they had. They could talk to one or more persons who notably might pick up on some new clue which would lead them to distort and property good idea. Joe is brother agreed to take our lunch make in old age on our motorcycles times.


Mr. Harry had left the house of their suicides do not see them on his wife for the boys planned she said, an excellent and immediately offered to make some sandwiches for by the time they were ready to leave she had two small boxes packed with a hearty hearty picnic lunch launch. Goodbye and good luck Mrs. Artie called the boys rode up.


Thanks to mother for everything the young detectives coerced as they started off with Frank and Joe Rich Bayport railroad station. They questioned the station master and learned that he had been with the company only a year and had not known. Red.


Do you work at a passenger train and it said I don't think that Frank replied. I believe he was employed as a maintenance man bent said the station manager advise you to get along the highway to the railroad crossing and interview a couple old flagman who are still around both of them seem to note everybody and everything connected to the road for the best 50 is eternal.


The bubble is new of two grade crossings, some miles on the town and now headed for the at the first one they learned the regular flagman had gone home ill and his substitute endeavor or read Jack Lake Frank and Joe went.


At the next crossing, they found old Mike Halley. The fragment and the flagman they are busy at his job is bright blue eyes searched their faces for a moment that a maze of my saying your Frank and Joe are the sons of the famous detective party. You know as frank as I must confess I don't recall I'm poor and you ain't the old man replied, but I make it a rule to memorize everything says in a favorite never now all is good of accident that might be called on to identify some people. The boys gulped as gruesome thought that Frank and asked a lady if he remembered our railroad man named read Jack Layton.


Iraq's elected man named Jackie that he wasn't never Coloradan when I knew about bikinis the same fellow in the no one I read up at the jail. That's a man he's out of the Penny M. Mike Haley question eight -- Joe replied a day's work in a case that has some connection with Jack Lake and we just try to find something about them than what you wanted is enough like this to go to court and the coastline of Aironet for Jackie to work either a stationary chair Valley, and it's far from a point in order to take some getting used up a lot of brother set up on the motorcycles for Kerry Bill was making the small town of Leesburg wreck of the rotation, which is half-mile out to the stations to depression below a new highway was reached via curving road which ran parallel to the tax for several hundred feet the building itself with small square in which he up to you nearby frame buildings were in bad shape of disrepair and old wooden Watergate about 70 yards woman's and this is just sagged precariously at the same distance on the other side rooms and other water take this with this one and this one was painted red with a metal pin in much better condition.


Franken do park their motorcycles went to the station. The minister says and wearing a green visor was a bustling about by the window. Are you the station master Frank column, the man came forward on Jake stationmaster ticket seller Andrew Magid Slinger and express handler and mail carrier and janitor and even rats are you name it on your man.


The bull is worst in the last producer, does anybody here who can tell us online on church at first, what do you mean you're our rights or the station agent guffawed well, you don't have enough but when the bridegroom comes out or take a train. I just go out grandson arrives throat alone there've I else a recommended happy on the part of the proceedings in the parties word with laughter. Then Frank inquired the man had been red Jackie.


I sure did Frank Blake and a fellow work like a madman. One minute and low for the Java next one thing about me marijuana named by it many orders.


Do nobody died recently, Frank and no I didn't station manager. I'm really starting to exactly when the bad sort, but I note just was keeping the raw panic of Agostini Tommy any particular characteristics he had Joe question.


Jake scratched his head above his visor finally sent the thing Ara member most about Jackie was that he was a regular monkey news bullets can be racing up and down car ladders at that moment he heard a train whistle and the man said, hurriedly got to lean in now ball I is come back some other time on a too busy at Amicus train.


The parties left him and Frank suggested let's either lunch and combat.


They found a little grove of trees beside the river tracks and prop the motorcycles into large to starve this Frank seating himself under the tree and opening his box for legible eye. This is good, Joe exclaimed a moment later the bit I'm really into the thick roast beef sandwich. If Jackie had only stayed with the room company Frank observes in much of Doubleday and would have been better for everyone he should cause a lot of trolls for died to read and discuss a lot more since the waving is it not for the Robinsons especially.


The ball is gazed reflectively down tracks wounding in the sun. The rails stretched far in the distance only a few hundred feet from the place where they were seated the artist could see both water tanks the dilapidated weatherbeaten 11 with some of the rings missing from the latter than that of its side and a squat metal tank perched on spindly legs Frank took up eight of his sandwich and chewed thoughtfully decided to water towers a given idea, but at first it seemed to be absurd to observe consideration. It was considering whether -- imagine it to his brother.


Then he noticed the Gentoo was gazing intently down the tax at the tanks Joe raised a cookie to his hips absently attempted to bite and missed the cookie altogether still be continued gazing fixedly insane or action.


Finally Joe turned and looked at his brother both know they were thinking the identical thing to water towers. Frank said in a low but excited down an old one and a new window and Jackie said. He hid the stuff in the old tower he was array are road bed. Why not Joe shouted screen to speak why couldn't it have been this one are to our demand he used to work around it or well after all he did say that the old Tower of power mention. He didn't say he just said old tower Tower mansion. Finally, finally, I believe we stumbled on touristic Kahlúa Job said, kill Bill Ally it would be then natural pain project a campus former haunts after the robbery right to. And when he discovered that chats jalopy was gone, he probably thought the police were hot on his trail so he decided to hide the loot some placing new. When no one would expect the old water tower or this must be the plays.


“And when he discovered that Chet's jalopy was gone, he probably thought that the police were hot on his trail, so he decided to hide the loot some place he knew – where no one would suspect. The old water tower! This must be the place!”


Whom Mr. Joshua Plato, when will the South's


Your X. I X. 19.


Lunch motorcycle, everyday health was forgotten what a wild yell of excitement. Frank t worry down the embankment which linked the right-of-way, but as they came to the separate of the tract is admitted well established after someone on the highway above Estonia car looking up. They recognize the drivers off. Oh goodnight to call out.


Last person we want to see right now for accident as can we better get rid of Eric Joe determined the boys turned around and climbed back up the embankment by this time. O stuff had stepped from his car was walking down to meet the boys while delete it immediately looking for is Frank S. in Spanish but.


That attack gave grinned with an ingratiating air explainable as they trailed from a out in scene and leader all the motorcycles almost out with them at the Mayport state old Elizabeth stage may have reviewed the boys next his anti-aspiring to lose adhesion to talk to the Flagler Mike Healy.


He told me I'd find you here with said self-satisfaction cabinet in his own.


But what you want from us. Go to bed, I've come to make a proposition snuff announced. I got a swell clue about Jack late, and that liberty it but I hate someone tell me in the search about not able some of Downsview is secret, whether you help.


Rankings are worst out of this turn of events to demand really know something important or was he suddenly becoming of our tragic artisan apology with aortic and one thing that others were sure of. They wanted nothing to do with Oscars until they had searched the old water tower banks for the compliment Franks said he grinned Joe and I think were pretty kick reported ourselves. We're glad you do.


Then you work with some of asked his eyes as I have with anticipation. I didn't say S. Senate in saying no Frank countered he glanced at Joe Louis standing in back of effective Joe shook his head figuratively to a lesser. Frank went on window when I get back to Bayport will look at and will have a picnic lunch. We came out here to picnic lunch and relax.


Some of his face fell, but he was not getting up so easily led robustly running like mad in the bank because I'm acting.


Oh, when you sit around while eating your legs you can't grant anyway, we have practiced for the Bayport high Cabal team snuff looks as if do not know whether or not he was being treated. But finally he said okay that was a videogame tested me the first of the week I can promise you it may surprise you prove that you can't win on our war alone so we might as well each to share what I've already admitted I need help to solve this mystery.


He turned and slowly ambled up the embankment of his cowboys waved goodbye the effective and waited to its five site for her they were sure he would not return regular back down the tax around the fence and ran pell-mell towards old lockout, if only we have stumbled upon the secret Franks and his ilk limits are rather similar in a room or bias up that some of Dan will be gratis old water tower reared forlornly alongside the tracks" or it seemed even more decrepit than from a distance with the boaters grants to the ladder with as many runs missing they wondered if they would be able to ascend to the top but if Jackie glanced our weekend to Frank says as he stopped painting at the bottom slots go.


Heat, we had to scramble up the rocket would runs he had ascended only for window came an alarming crack careful. Joe cried out from Bhutto Franklin of Iran just as the one beneath him snapped under his weight he drew himself up to cut it loose with an extra as well as firmer knows what a joke on the Bilbray. Colorado e up to Frank continued to climb the ladder as his brother began the ascent when they came to the place were around and broken off the boaters were biased on cells by main force of filing Frank reached a tap and waited until Joe was just beneath him.


This Door here, leading down to the bank Caldwell for PSA daycare photo work we'll wanted more action as the trapdoors of boys climbed onto the roof of the Tower which weighed under their weight both fully realize their peril.


We can't give up now, said Frank and scrambled over the surface of the roof as he reached Door show followed they unlatched and raise the door into your down to the recesses of the abandoned water tank. It was about 7 feet in depth and 12 in diameter Frank lowered himself through the ebony butt clung to the rim until he was sure for feeling around this week at the floor would not breakthrough it so cases joke and followed his brother inside.


Dearly the boys peer other dignitaries are placed seemed to be picked until the rubbish that was a quite stable number miscellaneous bits of steel rails battered tin pales and crowbars all laced in a helter-skelter fashion at first-class. It was no sign of the applicant stolen possessions, the Jews and bonds must be there somewhere too declared whether Jackie didn't put the stuff you he would have left to right out in the open is probably eight and under some others joke.


Frank pulled out of a flashlight as the water out of his global Joe began to frantically casting aside old tales and pieces were what attack the towers stretched out results for entering the flashlight to the forest and noted a number of boards have been piled up in a rather crisscrossed Nader.


Joe last Frank, I say these boards and throwing it accidentally. It sure looks as if someone had placed them deliberately to hide something underneath your right. Like a terrier after a bone Joad, I am towards the pile, hastily pulled away the Boers revealing a neat little hiding place lay a baggy was an ordinary gunnysack, but his Joe drag it out even though for sure that the search for the Applegate property company within that must be it to the Tower treasure Frank smothered our whip of July.


Joe carried a satellite beneath trapdoor right of it drank urged.


With trembling figure is Joe began to untie the cords around this action there had been many nuts and Joel worked at right we generously let me try it impatiently at last with both parties working on a stubborn knots when cord was untied and begging it to open to plunged one hand into it and withdrew an old-fashioned bracelet of precious stones jewelry about securities again Joe broke into the sack his fingers encountered a bulky packet when he pulled it out the bold boys explained and understood the bonds.


The bundle of papers held together by an elastic band proved to be securities. The first of the documents was a Toshiba bond for $1000 issued by the city of a part.


Mr. Applegate property Frank cried out privately kill do you realize what this means we solve it straight.


The boys looked at each other almost unbelieving late that he slapped the other on the back we ate at Joe cried out and you deliberately Frank Grant without also, he said now Mr. Roberts is a picture and the best part of solving the mystery. Now Mr. Robinson will be cleared for sure to explain that's the best part of solving this mystery. You're right, the boys rejoiced over the discovery for another full med that is either a back of a part for the with the precious sack you go down first Frank said joke I'll toss the stack and then come myself to pick up the bag is about the wasted shores of both boys or the sound of the roof of the Tower interested to see an evil looking unshaven man peering down at them. He ordered you price it become a global johnny, the man replied, this is my quarter to anything am allowed to make it awry in my room EKG daylight and thanks for finding a lot never thought to look around.


Joe taken back a moment now said you made late here, but as Israel Road property is wrote to the Tower now gone down the ladder so we may say that if I had although Johnny said Alito all see about that.


Without warning the trap door was slammed shut and locked from the outside!


The state.


Let us get that here Frank shouted a rowboat I make you can't get away with it still yelled the man allied our roof gave allowed to mock you think I had a brains when I have to know him well. I'm an agent or a director you found that our duties are now the all right for me to start the day should have jointly organized by the title is suffocated as I'm agent.


Frank put an arm around supposedly shows what we will do a video of negativity or do you know whether to go or what I can wish it was a tank to calm down those boys became so does seem to worry although Johnny couple called a way as I do.


Joe called down both boys became silent as seen to worry you will Johnny who called down what you have to know answer okay maybe now they'll be back in a trade of getting laced airfield near the man in the roof waited a few minutes for an answer receiving any shuffled across the tower to the latter will be to break all around. So do we will delete down again for a padded his brother on the shoulder I noticed and I invite running for the top of a tower to the bottom of necessary we can slide down the play.


A lot of you think we should wait before trying to break out of Mayor Joe asked before replying Frank pondered the situation not knowing anything about all the guys have is a wonder how far from tower the man would go with that are the boys might find him waiting below the top person and finally Frank decided that since strip had said he would return in an hour he must be planning to go some distance away perhaps to get a couple of this noble friends to come back and up I'd say that if we leave in 15 minutes will be safeconcluded every missing back an hour but finally when the 15 minute drop the ball is up to the plate and tried to push up the Door would not blood, what do we do next to question.


Frank was examining this seems around the trap door with the flashlight presently pointed out a section with a would've completely dried out. It shouldn't be too hard to ram all your Joe then you can boost me up so I can reach through and turn the handle on the lock to pick up crowbar and jabbed the sharp end between the edge of the trap door on the board next to it was a splintering sound even better push this scene widened now he and Frank together waged the end of the crowbar up through the opening in a few moments they've sprung the two boards far enough apart the Frank by standing in his brother's shoulders could reach his arm through the opening round the handle was lack of Door and turned it. Joe pushed up the door with playing the boys were for a Frank pulled himself up in the opening and hurried to the edge of the roof. He looked all around well, although Johnny was not in sigh in fact. There was no one to be seen anywhere clear feel that they announced now the ball eyes began to carry out their reluctance is removing the stolen property from the old water tower Frank went back to the trapdoor Joanne of the stack then joined his brother on the roof the older boy would down the ladder quickly, and his brother tossed a treasure to Joe Lawson of time in file we been in LA for Mary Frank advised and both boys sprinted to their motorcycles left by the stuff and easy to carry he opened a second image of the bundled securities which avoid jammed into his pocket. Frank stuff sack containing the jewelry into his own side pocket than they out of their motorcycles step down the starters and rural or down our road toward Bayport. It was not until there were several miles nobler tower at the artist relaxed grin spread over the faces. I don't know who's going to be the most prized herd or idea Applegate or chief college. I have another guest dad. I have another guest.


I guess you're right to read and the most disappointed person as yet he won Oscars bath water clue do you suppose he wanted us to follow its my idea is that many just wanted to does anyone in the glory upon the treasures of Collingwood human job in the forest. Where do you think we always take these valuable as Joe said, presently, the boys discussed this is the covered nearly a mile of ground and finally came to conclusion that since her Applegate and given upon the job of fighting the stolen property was active to be the one to return it to the ownership of our later, the brothers pulled in the hearty driveway and soon were overwhelming apparent with the good news. It's what simply what was a great article talking her sons.


The father's face bore a broad grin I am certainly proud of you, we said is that Frank. You boys shall have the honor of making the announcement to the Applegate, Keith, it and will report John elbow don't. And he'll invite the Robinsons to hearing the announcement is effective, said he thought they should be a grand meeting at the Adelaide home for everyone involved with our mistake is suggested that with a voice call that they try to arrange such a meeting had very frank was subjected to make the port to Hurd Applegate the others could hear the elderly man exclaimed in excitement. I didn't think you'd delay said over and over again shouting for his sister he relayed the message then sad. Ideally you want me to tell you she's the most relief one man in our Bayport king never did like any of his business.


The Applegate readily agreed to a meeting at their home early that evening and insisted that Mr. Robinson being Mr. Hardy was to see to it that chief college released the man that wants this is going to be a lot of regulated separate, but I think he should come a long way. I don't do that Frank mother. I'd like to hear what the athletes they and Mr. Robinson and Keith got a good site and chat what should be there to just that after all is installing Carnegie was a clue to read Jack Lake. Get was called in Devo took of the night he agreed to meet the Hardy boys family at the tower mentioned.


There's one more person who ought to attend said Frank Twitchell is a Oscars bath. I'd like to watch his face tilt.


At least we should tell the mystery has been solved to spook up. Frank waited until his father had phoned chief college, who promised to release Mr. Robinson at once and bring them out to Apple. Its home, then called detectives, but he could not resist the dictation to keep some of them guessing a little longer and merely invited him to join the conference for a big surprise.


At a flat one car after another arrived garbage when the Hardy family walked in and on all the rabbits as they are the twins rushed up the wreckage on a slim and his father joked about attention for Ridley and Mr. Robinson out however they keep. Well, we've got some ideas there were tears in his wife size and her voice trembled as she added her appreciation for what the Hardy boys and done. You'll never know what this means that she said.


Oscar Smart was the last one to her I is killing a demand to know what was going on Frank and Joe that hoped to have a little fun with him, but testing Apollo unable to restrain and busy as them shouted back into Hardy found the jewelry and the papers there really are.


As Frank and Joe Redden and an embarrassment to take us about the content disbelieving the who he almost screamed you mean the Hardy boys found the treasure.


All the others nodded and spoke up. This means that my father is completely underrated, but how about the manner dollars above demanded suspiciously, what was the explanation of where your father got that Mr. Robinson staying up I'm sorry, but I must keep my promise to remain silent about that money.


To everyone's amazement idea Applegate arose and would stand by the man's side I will tell you where Robinson got Money, she said hermetically that my only suggestion I will get to.


You'll were brothers shouted disbelievingly US this was one time when I didn't ask your device, because I knew you wouldn't agree I know Mr. Robinson needed the money and are really forced them to borrow it but made them promise to tell the one where he got it. Then when the robbery took place, I didn't know what to think I was sick over the wall affair, and I'm very very glad everything's clear up.


Ms. Applegate is the standard was Robinson who shook up. Robertson stood up, shook her hand and said in a shaking voice, may you miss the daily.


Hurd Applegate cleared his throat and said I'd like to make an announcement we are pleased out. After everyone had taken seats in the large living room of the mansion owner went out and sister Delia and I have been talking things over the whole robbery business is done is a great lesson in the future were not going to be so standup at the residence of Bayport were going to dedicate part of our grounds the part of the pond was a picnic and assume a spot for the townspeople's Eric's claim Mrs. Hardy said, I know I will appreciate that.


I haven't finished Hurd Applegate women. I want to make a public apology to Mr. Robinson at DD and I actually started from the trouble we've caused Robinson if you will come back and work for us, who promised to treat you like a gentleman that you will increase your salary, and we will have decided to build the greenhouse you want free reign to raise all the rare hours that you wish to.


There was a gasp from everyone into all eyes turned to Mr. Robert Louis arose or Mr. walked over to Mr. Applegate should contain no hard feelings he sent a deputy demo position back in with a new cast of hero would allow the rims for you and missed at a.


As he returned a list care Mr. Applegate said is just one or more item of business the reward that thousand dollar reward those affected Arctic who have been solved the mystery of the Tower treasure of housing blacks explain detectives of dollars in institutional dollars at the Applegate reckons a very noticed laying keys not empower mansion.


1000 iron Man this month continued unheeding 1000 round fat juicy smackers per device, although I is at a real detective lighten me.


The thought was too much for me to just hand in his hands and kicked his head and went over shoulder and he groaned aloud. Frank and Joe did not dare to get each other they were finding it difficult to strain their blood Thursday that after.


Yes, $7000 her Applegate would a wanted to eat what he took the two checks from a pocket and handed one each to Franken joke who accepted them with thanks Mr. Applegate now invited as guests into the dining room for sandwiches. Take and cold drinks as Frank and Joe Aiken, they were congratulated over and over by the others in the room they accepted it all in agreement that secretly each bowl I had a meeting sadness that the case had ended. They hoped another ministry would soon come their way and when you at the house on the later, on the way home, Mr. Hardy asked his sons wedding is held in a deal at money.


Franken is an answer, but most in the bank and Joe added Frank and I were sometime in one to build little crime lab on the second floor bar now can we do it all right at.


The detectives smiled and nodded, and excellent idea!






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