By Carolyn Keene
Whilst Carson Drew is requested to discover the identify papers for a friend's send, Nancy Drew turns into interested by the case by way of looking for out who's "haunting" the send and the tale in the back of the ship's lacking figurehead.
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The place did you get this? ” “On a boat referred to as the Bonny Scot. ” Nancy instructed him in short in regards to the misplaced figurehead of the clipper and the way keen Captain Easterly used to be to determine what it had seemed like. Mr. Frisbie positioned down his chisel and tested the little field. He couldn't remember having visible that individual figurehead, he acknowledged, nor did he be aware of of any clipper whose initials have been P. R. “My father has been attempting to get a transparent name to the Bonny Scot,” Nancy defined, “but to date he hasn’t chanced on any checklist of her in any respect. We puzzled if the ship’s identify could have been replaced. ” “Tell you what,” the woodcarver steered. “I have rather a library of books on clippers and outdated crusing ships upstairs. Why don’t you browse round? ” “Oh, may well I? that might be really good! ” Mr. Frisbie mentioned a slim stairway resulting in the loft of the barn. Nancy thanked him and climbed to the loft. She was once extremely joyful to discover an strange number of infrequent volumes and drawings, and sat down on an outdated grain field to seem via them. She started by way of evaluating the cameo with the illustrations of figureheads. The sunlight climbed excessive. Nancy used to be misplaced within the interesting stories of one other day. Mr. Frisbie poked his head up into the loft. “Don’t you ever devour, lady? ” he demanded. “I hadn’t considered it,” Nancy confessed. “But i'm hungry. ” She took time to rush into city for a sandwich and a tumbler of milk, then back to Mr. Frisbie’s studio. At part prior 5 he got here up and stood beside her. “Sorry,” he acknowledged, “but I lock up approximately this time. completely satisfied to have you ever come again day after today, that allows you to. ” “I do are looking to, very much,” Nancy advised him. “I haven’t came across my figurehead. ” “You follow it like a bulldog, don’t you? ” Mr. Frisbie laughed. “You’d make an excellent detective. ” Nancy smiled, dropped the snuffbox into her handbag, and moved quickly alongside the most road towards the waterfront, and the seashore the place she had left the dinghy. all of sudden listening to stealthy footsteps at the back of her, Nancy whirled. There stood Grizzle Face! He snatched her bag. Nancy clutched at it, yet fast as a wink the guy emptied its contents. He seized the snuffbox triumphantly. bankruptcy XI a favourite woman Nancy stuck his arm and attempted to take the little field from him. yet Grizzle Face, muscular and wiry, shook her off simply and dashed away. “You can’t have that! ” Nancy cried, working after him. “It’s mine! ” he flung over his shoulder. She attempted desperately to seize as much as him. Her brain raced with just one idea: she needed to query him. “I comprehend you have been a stowaway at the Bonny Scot! ” Nancy known as after him. “Please! I merely are looking to query you. ” yet Grizzle Face stored on operating. If in basic terms anyone might come to assist her seize him! “The police gets you! ” she known as, hoping to scare him. The be aware police labored like magic. Grizzle Face halted in his tracks. “Police? ” he stated. “I ain’t a thief. ” “You can preserve the snuffbox,” Nancy stated, preventing. “Just resolution a couple of questions for me. ” “Don’t come any closer,” Grizzle Face ordered, “and probably I’ll speak. ” Nancy didn't flow.