The Clue in the Old Stagecoach (Nancy Drew Mysteries, Book 37)

By Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew and her associates attempt to resolve a secret a few stagecoach with a view to support a city construct a brand new university.

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Shortly Bess gave a squeal. “I’ve hit whatever! ” she cried out. The others crowded round. Six inches less than the outside they can see the nook of what looked to be a rusted wrought-iron chest. all people helped to discover the head of it. “It is a chest! ” Bess exclaimed gleefully. “Quick! Let’s open it! ” there has been no lock at the chest, however it took a bit tugging to elevate the lid. “Bridles! ” stated Nancy excitedly. “One, , 3, 4 of them! those the stagecoach horses wore! ” there has been not anything else contained in the field, yet Ned guessed that there has to be different chests containing some of the elements of the outdated stagecoach. every body labored feverishly. In a couple of minutes the pinnacle of one other chest of skinny wrought iron used to be exposed. It held the field from lower than the driver’s toes. “Maybe the clue’s contained in the box,” George spoke up expectantly. Burt flung again the traditional lid. there has been not anything inside of. paintings went on for almost hours. by means of this time twenty chests of assorted sizes have been stumbled on. every one contained a few a part of the previous stagecoach and everything have been in an exceptional country of renovation. “You have been correct, Nancy,” Bess spoke up, “about Great-uncle Abner Langstreet eliminating his stagecoach with loving care. i guess he made these kind of chests in his blacksmith store and drove over right here with them one after the other. ” “That’s all right,” acknowledged George, “but where’s the clue he concealed in a single of them? ” “Don’t be discouraged,” acknowledged Nancy. “According to the notes, there are nonetheless ten chests to be discovered. ” the following one was once unearthed through Nancy and Ned jointly. fast Ned raised the lid. within was once one of many doorways of the previous stagecoach. And on most sensible of it lay an unaddressed envelope. “The clue! ” Ned shouted. Nancy used to be so excited she used to be nearly afraid to choose up the envelope and glance within it. Her middle used to be pounding furiously. She did take the envelope out, besides the fact that, yet simply then spotted a candy, sickish scent within the air. Instinctively she held her breath as she grew to become up the flap of the envelope. As Nancy began to glance within she without warning spotted that her neighbors have been performing very queerly. Bess and George looked as if it would fall to the floor in a faint. Burt and Dave staggered a couple of steps, then sank to the floor subconscious. by surprise Nancy spotted Ned allow the lid of the chest drop with a noisy bang. He toppled over at the floor. All this time Nancy were keeping her breath simply because she didn't just like the sickish scent. yet now she knew she needs to fill her lungs with air. As she did so, the younger sleuth heard a noise a quick distance sooner than her. taking a look up, she stuck a glimpse of Ross Monteith’s face. Beside him used to be a shadowy determine, its arm stretched towards Nancy. at the wrist used to be a scar! The hand reached for the envelope. At that second Nancy blacked out and slumped to the floor. bankruptcy XX Honorary Citizen IT was once sunlight by the point Nancy and her pals recovered recognition. one after the other they grew to become totally conscious of their atmosphere. “What occurred to us? ” Bess requested groggily. “I think,” acknowledged Nancy, “that our enemy placed us to sleep with a few slumbering gasoline he sprayed round.

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