The Clue in the Jewel Box (Nancy Drew, Book 20)

By Carolyn Keene

An vintage dealer’s revelation a few former queen’s worthwhile heirloom begins Nancy on a path of fascinating adventures. Madame Alexandra, now dwelling incognito in River Heights, asks Nancy to discover her lacking grandson. With just one clue to head on – a light picture of the prince on the age of 4 – the younger detective starts off her seek. Nancy’s research unmasks a slick imposter and reunites the long-separated relations during this suspense-filled tale.

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Why did you scream? ” he demanded anxiously. “Two men—” She pointed to the place that they had long past. “Oh, Dad, should you hadn’t come, I don’t comprehend what may have occurred. ” Breathlessly Nancy instructed him how his well timed arrival had kept her from additional threats. She and her father quick ran within the path the lads had taken and searched within the neighbor’s backyard, however the strangers had disappeared. “Did you know both of them, Nancy? How have been they dreased? ” “They wore stocking mask. The construct of 1 of the lads resembled that of David Dorrance and his double. ” “The thief is afraid you’re getting too sizzling on his trail,” Mr. Drew acknowledged thoughtfully. Nancy advised of her suspicions and of her report back to the police. “I’m comfortable you advised the chief,” he answered. “And hereafter, allow them to tune down the pickpocket. You’ll in simple terms be inviting probability in the event you proceed to path him. subsequent time i'd no longer be round to avoid wasting you! ” he extra affectionately, and took her hand as he led her again to their domestic. “I’ve been hoping,” Nancy acknowledged, “to recuperate the cash for the men membership and your stolen papers. ” “The thief most likely has spent the cash through this time,” Mr. Drew answered. “Don’t fear any longer approximately my pockets. purchase me one other for my birthday! ” As they sat at dinner a bit later, she saw that her father appeared apprehensive. “Nancy,” he stated quietly, “I want you'll cease taking quite a bit curiosity in Mrs. Alexandra. ” “Why, Dad”—Nancy stared at her father in dismay—“I can’t abandon the valuable girl to Michael’s clutches! in simple terms this present day I realized that he has been robbing her of fairly huge sums of cash. Wait until eventually you notice this paper! ” she further, getting the slip from her handbag. Mr. Drew inspected the revenues notations acquired via Anna and Mr. Faber. “You don’t count on Mrs. Alexandra to think that her grandson is a thief? ” he requested. “No, and that i don’t intend to inform her until eventually i've got extra facts. ” “Don’t do whatever till I’ve had time to think about the criminal angle,” her father recommended. “I’ll wait,” Nancy promised. “Telling the terrible lady the reality will most likely finish our friendship, besides. ” As she spoke, the phone rang. Mrs. Gruen spoke back it, after which mentioned that the decision was once for Nancy. “I imagine it’s Helen Archer,” the housekeeper stated. Fearing that there may be a few new trouble in regards to the torn costume, Nancy ran to speak to her good friend. “For as soon as I haven’t a scrap of undesirable information to report,” Helen guaranteed her. “Mr. Ellington phoned and desires us to arrange a hayride. in fact he’ll be Katherine’s accomplice. ” “Tonight? ” “No, the next day to come after the night functionality. He indicates we visit the pink Lion lodge for supper and dancing. ” “A hayride will be enjoyable! ” Nancy exclaimed. “Tell me extra approximately it. ” “Mr. Ellington is certain Katherine goes to win the grand prize on the style convey, so he desires to supply a celebration for her. regrettably he can’t subscribe to us till we achieve the inn,” Helen defined. “He has a company appointment in Harbortown. ” For it slow the 2 women mentioned plans for the hayride, understanding each element.

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