By Donald J. Sobol
Can the key weapon in Idaville’s warfare on crime particularly be a ten-year-old boy in shoes? it could if it’s Encyclopedia Brown!
Encyclopedia is again with ten all-new mysteries to resolve, besides assistance from his associate, Sally Kimball, the prettiest and hardest lady within the 5th grade. They’ll need to face insects Meany, who’s as much as his previous methods, and Wilford Wiggins, who’s nonetheless dreaming up new schemes to trick the youngsters of Idaville out in their funds. Plus there’s plenty of new characters too!
The recommendations to all of the mysteries are within the back—but are you able to clear up them first?
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In ‘March of the Frosty plant life’ the tuba performs just one observe. I sweated out forty-two measures sooner than I performed it, a excessive E. If I hit it, i used to be a hero. If I ignored, i used to be a bum. ” Sally cried, “Tell us! ” “I was once a bum. ” “Oh, pricey. ” “Someone switched the valves on my tuba,” Nemo stated. “The valves are what you push right down to make the sounds. they need to be so as, one, , 3. a person switched them to 3, one, . You can’t inform simply by having a look if they’re within the correct order or now not. you need to blow. ” “Who may have switched them? ” Sally requested. “Anyone,” Nemo stated. “The tools belong to the varsity and are saved within the song room. teenagers can perform there or take the tools domestic. ” “Lugging a tuba domestic will flatten your toes flatter than a flatiron,” Sally warned. “You’re so right,” responded Nemo. “That’s why the college doesn’t let scholars to take domestic the 2 bass fiddles or the tuba. I practiced the tuba the day before today till the janitor locked the track room for the evening. ” “Do you believe somebody? ” Sally requested. “Alma Higgens,” Nemo acknowledged immediately. “The tools have been passed out within the fall. I obtained the tuba. large Alma had sought after it so she may exhibit lady is powerful adequate to hold it. yet i used to be there a minute ahead of her. She needed to accept a trumpet. ” “That shouldn’t have made her mad adequate to drag this sort of soiled trick on you,” Sally stated. “There’s more,” Nemo stated. “This morning i used to be throwing a baseball with Mitch Jennings on his entrance garden. Alma rode by means of on her motorbike. I threw large. The ball whacked her at the foot and he or she fell off her motorcycle. Oh, boy, used to be she mad. ” “It isn’t a good suggestion to make Alma mad,” Sally stated. “She’s hotheaded. ” “The throw was once an accident,” Nemo stated. “But the autumn harm her. Her lip used to be lower and bleeding a piece, and he or she used to be limping. i used to be sorry and attempted to express regret. you will have heard what she stated to me! ” “Alma can have sneaked into tuition sooner than the functionality of ‘March of the Frosty plants’ and switched the valves in your tuba,” Sally acknowledged. “Limping or now not. ” “I think it’s time to query Alma,” Encyclopedia stated. so one can Alma’s apartment, he stopped on the university to talk with Mr. Downing, the conductor. whilst Encyclopedia got here out, he acknowledged, “Mr. Downing advised me Alma telephoned him ahead of the live performance. She stated she harm herself falling off her motorbike this morning. She was once staying domestic to leisure and perform the trumpet. ” At Alma’s condo, Sally rang the doorbell. Alma opened the door. “What’s the squawk? ” she demanded, evident at Nemo. “I simply remembered,” Nemo whispered to Encyclopedia. “I don’t are looking to be right here. ” Sally stepped fearlessly as much as the massive lady. “We imagine you switched the valves on Nemo’s tuba. You sought after him to overlook his one huge word, a excessive E. ” “So Mr. Downing could imagine I wasn’t more than enough and kick me out of the orchestra,” Nemo installed, his braveness up. “Then you’d take over the tuba. ” “Think back, mousehead,” Alma tousled. “I wasn’t close to the college this day. ” “Where have been you? ” Sally demanded. “After I telephoned Mr.