The Spider Sapphire Mystery (Nancy Drew Mysteries, Book 45)

By Carolyn Keene

Teenager detective Nancy Drew is going on an African safari with Ned's college and turns into concerned with a kidnapping baboon, gem thieves, and woodcarvers. Nancy learns a Swahili lullaby that is helping her establish the lacking brother of an African people singer.

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Yet I didn’t snap this person’s photo. ” The tall guy shook his fist at her back and acknowledged in halting English, “You provide me movie or i've got you arrested! ” “Don’t you do it, Nancy! ” George cried out, yet Bess and Gwen have been terrified and begged her to show the movie over to him. At that second all of them spotted a tall, good-looking black officer hurrying towards them. He wore a white swimsuit and helmet. Smiling, he listened to the protestor’s call for, then acknowledged to Nancy, “Please inform me your part of the tale. ” She defined. it sounds as if he believed her, for he grew to become to the tall guy, spoke a number of sentences in Swahili, and disregarded him with a wave of his hand. The fruit broker was once reluctant to provide in, yet was once ultimately persuaded to return to his stand. The policeman scattered the gang and the taxi drove off. “Oh my! ” stated Bess. “I was once scared foolish. i feel I’m going to faint! ” George became to her cousin with a withering glance. “Don’t be a ninny,” she acknowledged. As they drove via one road after one other, the ladies have been intrigued via the costumes of the Indian and the Arab voters. a few males have been donning turbans with feathers caught in them, others purple fezzes. approximately every person wore sandals, yet a few of the blacks have been barefoot. Their advisor stopped close to a Hindu temple. It was once a gorgeous white, gold-domed development. a protracted courtyard resulted in a high-roofed portico with a number of steps prime as much as it. an indication reminded the viewers to take away their sneakers. “Oh, glance forward! ” Bess whispered. because the 4 women walked during the portico, they stopped to recognize a wide rectangular pedestal on which rested just like a white cow. It used to be gaily adorned with garlands of plants and scarfs. Gwen requested the which means of this. “I’ve read,” Nancy informed her, “that within the Hindu faith the cow is a sacred animal and is rarely killed or eaten. ” on the finish of the portico and down a number of steps was once a small room. the following have been monks and worship ers, bowls of what gave the look of grain, and pots of incense. because the viewers didn't comprehend the importance, they bowed in a well mannered way to these within and grew to become away. the following cease was once in a advertisement zone the place ivory auctions happened two times a yr. purchasers got here from world wide. The warehouse supervisor confirmed the women round. Tusks of elephant and rhino ivory lay at the flooring. “Is this made into jewellery and collectible figurines? ” Bess requested him. “No, Kenya ivory is just too delicate. so much of it really is used for billiard balls. demanding ivory comes from Uganda. It is going to Hong Kong and Japan for carving. ” Nancy stepped one of the nice tusks. close to the tip of the construction have been large elephant’s ft. Nancy felt them and was once shocked that they have been lined with lengthy bristly hairs. whilst she again to the doorway, George used to be simply asserting, “What may a rhino tusk be worthy? ” “In an public sale the associated fee varies,” the executive spoke back. “But the final one I offered introduced seven-hundred cash. ” “Wheel” George exclaimed. “When I observed these suggest rhinos at Treetops hotel, I had no notion they have been worthy loads cash! ” Bess giggled.

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