By Carolyn Keene
Eighteen-year-old Nancy Drew reveals herself in Paris attempting to remedy the secret of a friend's unusual dream. She and her acquaintances, Bess and George, subscribe to Mr. Drew who is also in Paris engaged on a case which may be tied to Nancy's secret.
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Additionally, you figured that diamonds may substitute gold because the global commonplace. ” “Precisely. I observe now that my self-interest is unforgivable. It was once neither patriotic nor humanitarian. in its place I’ve been unforgivably grasping. thanks for displaying me up. This has been a good lesson to me and that i shall definitely catch up on it. ” George requested, “Monsieur Leblanc, what concerning the quantity nine? ” He defined that Abdul Ramos knew very much approximately astrology and the magic of numbers. “He confident me that at the ninth, 18th, and twenty seventh days of every month new secrets and techniques have been published to him and he threatened to announce his discoveries to the realm. ” George subsequent inquired if he had left cash at the 99th step at Versailles the place M9 have been chalked. Monsieur Leblanc nodded. “I didn't see Abdul that day, yet left the money there at precisely the time he had informed me—directly after lunch. ” whilst Leblanc was once informed of George’s adventure, the Frenchman was once surprised. “All i will say is i'm very sorry. i used to be silly to enable that guy keep an eye on me and reason lots fear. ” He shook his head unfortunately. Bess, too, had a query for him. “Is Abdul married? ” The financier shook his head. “I have by no means heard him talk about a spouse. ” Nancy have been mulling over Leblanc’s comment that he had allowed himself to be managed by means of Louis Aubert and wish to make amends. She defined her plan for exposing the pretend alchemist. “I may be blissful to cooperate in any way,” acknowledged the Frenchman, and Mr. Drew nodded approval. quickly later on, Monsieur Leblanc left for his workplace. past due that day 3 autos converged at the chateau spoil within the woods close to Chambord. One automobile carried Mr. Drew and the 3 ladies, one other cops, Beaumont and Careau. within the 3rd was once Monsieur Leblanc. the 1st automobiles have been good hid one of the timber and the passengers proceeded carefully taking walks throughout the woods. on the small clearing close to the damage, they paused until eventually they have been yes not anyone was once round. Then they darted to the ninety nine steps. back the lanterns have been lighted. the crowd tiptoed down. Nancy peered during the barred establishing of the door. every little thing contained in the laboratory regarded similar to the day earlier than, even to the gleaming fireplace within the open furnace. The grating lay over it and he or she questioned if Abdul deliberate to teach Leblanc one other scan. Softly Nancy opened the door and one after the other the watchers went within and concealed themselves at the back of the containers. Ten mins glided by, then Monsieur Leblanc strode in. He tinkled the bell and in a number of seconds the Arab got here during the rear door. “Ah, I see you're on time, monsieur,” he stated smugly, with a bit bow. The financier reached right into a pocket and taken out a roll of money owed. He didn't hand them over immediately, besides the fact that, asserting, “Do you settle to a ready interval in go back for this? ” “Have I no longer constantly saved my be aware? ” Abdul acknowledged haughtily. Leblanc laid the debts on a bench and instantly the Arab snatched up the money and tucked it right into a pocket. “How even more time do you need earlier than I demonstrate my nice paintings to the realm?