Secret Seven on the Trail
Secret Seven on the Trail
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The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels. In book four, something mysterious is going on at Tigger's Barn, and the Secret Seven are intrigued. Peter thinks it's all just gossip, but Jack isn't so sure when he overhears a strange conversation. Looks like the Seven are on the trail of another exciting adventure. First published in 1952, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.
him that ? " " Because he's bold and has got plenty of cheek, I expect," said Peter. " If only Hammond's and Dalling's weren't so far away! We could go and snoop round there and see if we could hear of anyone called Cheeky Charlie." " They're miles away," said Jack, looking at the addresses. "Well, we've been quite clever—but I don't see that we've got very much farther, really. We just know that Dalling's and Hammond's are firms that deal in lead, which is very valuable stuff —but that's
Jack, at once. " Goods trains aren't in the time-tables." " Oh no. I forgot that," said Peter. " Well— what about one or two of us boys going down to the station and asking a few questions about goods trains and what time they come in, and where from? We know where the firms of Bailing and Hammond are. Where was it now—Petlington, wasn't it?" "Yes," said Janet. "That's a good idea of yours to go down to the station, Peter. It's stopped raining. Why don't you go now ? " "I will," said
track with him. The boys looked at him with scorn. As if they couldn't tell when a train was coming! It seemed a very long way up the line. Zeb had a job of work not far from the points. He left his tools by the side of the line he was to repair, and took the boys to where a number of lines crossed one another. He explained how the points worked. " You pull this lever for that line, see ? Watch how the rails move so that they lead to that other line over there, instead of letting the train
pine-cones and make a bonfire. Come on, Scamper—you can pick up pine-cones too!" CHAPTER THREE The Famous Five SCHOOL began for the boys next day, and they all trooped off with their satchels and bags. The girls went off the day after. All the Secret Seven wore their little badges with S.S. embroidered on the button. It was fun to see the other children looking enviously at them, wishing they could have one too. "No, you can't," said Janet, when the other girls asked her if they could
cupboard," said Jack. "It shut on me, and I couldn't hear another word. I didn't dare to move in case those men came to look for me. But at last I opened the door, and when I couldn't hear anything, I wondered where you were! So I whispered the password." "Oh, I see," said George, thankfully. " So you didn't hear what happened to me ? The men discovered me—and-----" "Discovered you! What did they do?" said Jack, in the greatest astonishment. "It's really awfully peculiar," said George. "