( 'Hello!' he said shyly. 'Rishi not speak English much.' )
Nancy joins Ned's cousin at an archaelogical dig, where she spends most of the time chopping down old, hollow oak trees in search of treasure markers buried beneath the bark. Oh, and she encounters a homicidal goat, too. You know you want to read this book.( 'Aren't you the girl I saw hacking at a tree near the dig site?' )
Also, I would like to apologize for my excessive use of the word 'stalk' in this entry. It all seemed necessary at the time.
A sickly, elderly individual is being held prisoner in their own home by conniving ne'er-do-wells. Sound familiar? Maybe Edward Stratmeyer accidentally handed his ghostwriters the same outline two times in a row. (Watch for shades of Lilac Inn, too- they're in there if you know where to look.)( 'You are more important to me than all the mysterious old ladies in the world!' )
( 'When we heard it was a black foreign car, we were suspicious immediately.' )
( 'There are times when I'd like to thrash the man till he begged for mercy!' )