By Kathryn Kenny

While the Bob-Whites arrive on Cobbett’s Island for holiday, Trixie unearths a mysterious letter. decades in the past, a fortune was once hidden. however the clues within the letter are difficult for Trixie to appreciate. What does “start crusing” suggest? is that this a treasure hunt on land . . . or on sea?

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Corridor, she confirmed us an image of her husband. Down on the backside it acknowledged, ‘To my pricey Ethel, with love from Ed. ’ The writing used to be simply an analogous neat backhand because the letter, and I’m yes there has been an analogous little squiggle less than either signatures. ” “That’s more than enough evidence in any court docket, I may still think,” Mr. Kimball stated. “You recognize, younger Ed is coming domestic tomorrow,” Trixie endured, her brain racing forward. “Wouldn’t or not it's enjoyable to take the cash over whilst he’s there and shock them? ” “We’ve obtained an ideal excuse for going,” Brian installed. “You understand she requested me over to speak with Ed approximately clinical university, and she or he invited all of you, too. ” “Hey, wait a minute,” Mart interrupted. “Have you maybe forgotten that we go away for domestic day after today? ” “Oh, we will be able to repair that,” Honey acknowledged. “I’ll ask leave out Trask if we can’t commence again day after today afternoon as an alternative, and that i recognize while she hears in regards to the cash she’ll say definite. ” “Gleeps, Honey, that may be perfect,” Trixie acknowledged. “We’ll get packed this night so we’ll be all able to take off. ” “We’d larger name Ethel and spot if it’s o.k. for us to move over tomorrow,” Jim instructed. “Ed would possibly not need a bunch of strangers descending on him, his first day domestic. ” “Brian, you cross name her whereas we’re placing the field within the closet,” Peter acknowledged as they went into the home. “There’s a mobilephone within the library. ” “And don’t say a specific thing concerning the money,” Trixie warned. “We wish it to be an entire shock. ” Brian quickly joined them within the sitting-room to record that Mrs. corridor used to be overjoyed to listen to they have been coming over. “As a question of truth, she insisted on our coming for lunch,” he extra. “When i began to protest that it might be plenty of difficulty for her, she acknowledged she wouldn’t take no for a solution. She’s going to pack a picnic lunch to take to the seashore so we’ll have an opportunity to swim within the surf. Ed would really like it, she knew. you know the way she chatters! ” “I wish Ed will like it. ” Diana giggled. “He can have plans of his personal, you recognize, and never are looking to be troubled with us. ” “Only time will tell,” Mart stated philosophically. “I merely wish Mrs. corridor doesn’t omit my penchant for jelly doughnuts whilst she’s packing the lunch. ” “How may perhaps she forget,” cried Trixie, “when your ‘penchant,’ as you name your unnatural yearning, led you to shop for dozen of the issues? ” “Only a dozen, pricey sister. Don’t exaggerate,” Mart flung again. Their pleasant bickering used to be reduce brief via Jim’s suggesting they move right down to see Abe, in order that they may have the remainder of the day loose to pack for the journey domestic. bankruptcy 18 Trixie’s Tops! After thanking Mr. Kimball for his aid and recommendation, the Bob-Whites drove with Peter to town corridor. they discovered Abe within the little workplace he dignified with the identify “Police Headquarters. ” He was once sitting together with his toes up on an outdated rolltop table, yet as they got here in, he sprang up and made a slightly futile try to offer seats within the cramped room. It ended with Trixie and Honey sitting at the table, Di within the one additional chair, and the lads squeezing on best of a submitting cupboard and a small iron secure.

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