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The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1)

By Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew solves her first secret while the unintentional rescue of a bit lady who lives along with her great-aunts leads on an adventurous look for a lacking will.

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Past the hotel Nancy glimpsed a storage and a wide barn. The doorways to either have been closed. “I wonder,” mused Nancy, “if the relocating van is parked inside of both one. ” on the a long way part of the resort was once a small woods with a slim highway best into it. For safety’s sake, Nancy proposal it top to park her motor vehicle in this little-used street. She became off the automobile lighting, pocketed the most important, and walked again to the curving driveway resulting in the hotel. As Nancy made her manner ahead, her middle pounded. there have been tire marks that can belong to Sid’s van!

Let’s take a seat lower than the tree the following and talk about this,” Fred prompt, best how one can a bunch of rustic chairs. He instructed William of Nancy’s request, then requested him, “Did Cousin Josiah ever provide you with any notion he’d made a will during which we weren't beneficiaries? ” “No. i presumed one may come to mild whilst he died. to inform the reality, omit Drew, Fred and that i have been thunderstruck on the will which left every thing to the Tophams. That wasn’t what Cousin Josiah led us to think. ” “It definitely wasn’t,” Fred spoke up.

I may still say now not! it is a way more dear one! ” Isabel additionally rose to Nancy’s bait. “Cousin Josiah’s outdated clock used to be a monstrosity. We wouldn’t also have it cluttering up the attic! ” Nancy’s hopes waned, yet she requested fast, “Oh, you then bought it? ” “No,” Ada spoke up contemptuously. “Who’d provide any funds for that piece of junk? We despatched it as much as our bungalow at Moon Lake. ” Moon Lake! The phrases hit Nancy like a thunderbolt. not just had the Topham lady given Nancy the very details she sought, yet Helen Coming’s invitation to Camp Avondale supplied a sound cause to go to the inn!

Yet come again soon,” Judy stated. while Nancy arrived at Abby Rowen’s she used to be extremely joyful to discover her seated by way of the window in a chair. Her variety neighbor, Mrs Jones, used to be there getting ready nutrients for the invalid To this Nancy extra a jar of selfmade red meat broth and a casserole of rice and fowl which Hannah Gruen had insisted upon sending. “Can you remain a short time? ” Mrs. Jones requested. “I should run domestic for part an hour, then I’ll get back. ” “She’s been so kind,” Abby Rowen spoke up. “Today she took my laundry domestic to clean and iron.

Tucker. We’ll record this theft to the kingdom Police instantly. might be the soldiers can seize the thieves earlier than they put off the stolen furnishings. ” The caretaker seemed a little bit relieved. “And i will be able to yes provide an excellent description o’ these crooks. I’d always remember their gruesome faces! ” “Fine,” stated Nancy. A unexpected idea struck her. “Oh, ahead of we pass, Mr. Tucker, inform me, was once there an previous clock during this condo? A tall, square-faced mantel clock? ” Jeff Tucker’s vibrant blue eyes squinted. “Mantel dock?

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