By Carolyn Keene
Nancy turns into keen on one other secret whilst she accepts a call for participation from Mrs. Chantrey, a shopper of Mr. Drew, to holiday at her cottage in a picturesque seashore city. Carson Drew has promised to hitch his daughter, yet fails to reach. The alarming disappearance of Mr. Drew and the strange situations surrounding his rescue are just the beginning of a sequence of hugely risky adventures for Nancy and her neighbors Bess and George. Mrs. Chantrey’s tale a few within reach Cliffside cave seemingly inhabited by means of a ghost intrigues Nancy and she or he comes to a decision to enquire. numerous apprehensive townspeople declare to have noticeable an apparition and heard the bizarre sounds of a tolling bell earlier than water rushes from the cave. Will Nancy detect the genuine reason for those mysterious occurences?
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The women in this ground don’t commence paintings till as regards to now. ” Mr. Drew gazed on the guy with unexpected dislike. “A dark-haired maid entered my room to alter the mattress. that occurs to be some degree approximately which i'm very clear,” he acknowledged in a chilly voice. “You can establish her, i assume? ” the clerk requested insolently. “I can if I see her back. what number women paintings right here as maids? ” “Four come on responsibility at this hour. 3 others paintings the evening shift, yet they’re now not the following but. ” “Send the women to me, please. ” Slocum appeared frustrated for a second, then a touch sardonic grin performed round the corners of his mouth. “Okay,” he muttered. a short while later 4 maids, who couldn't comprehend why they have been being summoned, got here into the bed room. Mr. Drew requested each one lady a number of questions, then approved her to go away. He needed to admit he had by no means visible any of them earlier than. “Perhaps the girl who got here for your room purely posed as a maid,” Nancy prompt after the final lady had long gone. Mr. Drew nodded. “Let’s escape from here,” he prompt. “The the higher. ” Nancy advised that he may still visit a sanatorium, yet her father guaranteed her he used to be feeling far better. “I are looking to cross directly to Candleton,” he acknowledged stubbornly. “If i will stroll to the automobile, a number of days at the seashore will revive me thoroughly. ” Nancy and Ned ultimately agreed to take him to Mrs. Chantrey’s apartment. Nancy stated she could cellphone Dr. Warren of the swap of their plans and produce the automobile to the rear front of the inn. “Your invoice is paid so they can slip away quietly,” she declared. “Ned, will you stick with Dad? ” “I won’t go away him a second,” he promised. “Signal with toots of the horn whilst you’re prepared with the automobile. ” Nancy advised Dr. Warren of her father’s more suitable situation and their choice to go away. inside of 5 mins Nancy had her convertible ready on the entrance of the inn. no longer till her father used to be adequately seated within the vehicle did she chill out. “I’ll stick to you heavily in my vehicle all of the solution to Candleton,” Ned guaranteed her, “and remain round until your dad’s good back. ” Mr. Drew truly looked as if it would increase in the course of the journey. And after he was once conveniently settled in a downstairs bed room of Mrs. Chantrey’s domestic, he insisted he felt in addition to ever. Nancy, nervous that he may have one other unnatural slumbering spell, watched him heavily through the evening and the next day to come. She learn to him, grew to become at the radio, and her buddies introduced him food from Mrs. Chantrey’s tearoom. “You’re making an invalid of me,” the attorney complained that night. “I consider tremendous! ” the subsequent morning, prior to an individual was once up and about, Mr. Drew dressed, slipped out of the home, and went for an extended stroll at the seashore. “Outwitted my keepers, didn’t I? ” he stated with a chortle upon his go back. “Now I’ve had adequate of this invalid nonsense. Haven’t you younger fogeys whatever to do? ” “Why, Dad! ” Nancy laughed in pride. “Go swimming! ” he commanded. “Take a motorboat trip. simply depart me on my own to learn a publication. I’m solely good, I guarantee you. ” happy that her father used to be his former self once again, Nancy joined her pals for a late-morning swim.