By Carolyn Keene
An old dealer’s revelation a couple of former queen’s precious heirloom starts off Nancy on a path of intriguing adventures. Madame Alexandra, now dwelling incognito in River Heights, asks Nancy to discover her lacking grandson. With just one clue to move on – a pale photo of the prince on the age of 4 – the younger detective starts her seek. Nancy’s research unmasks a slick imposter and reunites the long-separated kin during this suspense-filled tale.
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Drew answered. “He obtained out of line and moved quickly off. Why these types of questions? ” His daughter comparable her studies of the day. Mr. Drew agreed that most likely the pickpocket used to be an analogous guy who had taken his additional pockets. “Dad, I’ll realize that thief if ever I see him again,” Nancy concluded. “Would you're keen on me to trap him for you? ” “Indeed I would,” her father answered grimly. “But let’s take into consideration whatever nicer—the picnic, for example. ” “What picnic? ” Nancy inquired in shock. “Didn’t I let you know? a few of my affiliates have prepared a father-daughter day trip at Walden Park. We’re a little past due. I phoned Hannah. She’ll have every little thing prepared for us. ” within the kitchen Nancy came upon the housekeeper tucking a Thermos right into a well-filled meals impede. “I can’t wait to dig into this,” Nancy stated as she glanced over the contents. thankfully the late-afternoon sunlight was once drying the floor speedy. Mr. Drew’s reliable humor again as he walked with Nancy to the park. Upon arriving, they discovered a bunch of River Heights legal professionals and their daughters. The Drews got an enthusiastic welcome yet teased approximately being overdue. while the lads heard the tale of the stolen pockets, they grew to become involved. “During the earlier weeks,” declared one in all them, “River Heights has had an alarming bring up in petty thievery. It’s time anything was once performed. ” “You’re right,” Mr. Drew agreed. “Well, my daughter says she’s going to capture the pickpocket who took my pockets. ” “And she most likely will,” acknowledged Ida Trevor, who enormously well-liked the younger detective. Nancy smiled, then stated, “At any fee, I’d prefer to come back the money for the lads membership. ” Following the picnic supper, there have been video games of festival for the fathers and their daughters. Victory topped the efforts of the Drews in different contests. They misplaced a brief race, besides the fact that, to pass judgement on and Marian Howells. because the Howells crossed the end line, a compact that the pass judgement on was once protecting for his daughter fell from his pocket. The tooth hide broke in part. “There, I’ve performed it! ” the fellow exclaimed. “Why can’t our ladies have wallet sufficiently big for his or her attractiveness devices? ” “What we'd like is an teeth that is noncrackable,” stated Mr. Drew. The pass judgement on answered, “Many years in the past such an tooth used to be built. yet regrettably the method isn't really identified this present day. ” Launching into the heritage of assorted teeth approaches, he informed of its early use by way of the Egyptians, Babylonians, and Romans. “There was once a revival of the artwork within the 19th century, and lovely, unbreakable items have been made. yet that technique has been misplaced, too. ” “Do you think it is going to ever be recovered? ” Nancy requested. “Oh, it could actually occur sometime,” the pass judgement on acknowledged, “and carry its finder nice riches. ” Nancy loved the picnic and used to be sorry while it ended. however the adventures of the day had given her a lot to mull over ahead of she fell asleep. After church prone tomorrow, her ideas once again grew to become to the misplaced prince and the key within the Easter egg. At breakfast Monday morning, whereas Nancy was once sipping orange juice, the mail arrived.