By Enid Blyton
The youngsters, reunited with their mom and dad back (and Jack now followed as a part of the family), pass on vacation on the rugged Cornish coast with a relations pal, leave out Dimity ("Dimmy", who would seem in numerous additional books within the series), and get drawn right into a kidnapping case as they find a boy being held prisoner in a fortress tower close by.
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No matter what may perhaps he do? It used to be little need to run again up the steps to the tower-rooms, for he will be stuck there too. after which he considered anything. after all! He may possibly break out down the key passage! He had his torch with him, and he might simply see the best way. He ran to the cellar door. thankfully that was once open. He leapt down the stairs into the cellar simply as Mr. Diaz and Luiz got here tearing into the kitchen. He heard them shouting, �Where is he? the place is he? Jack sped to the eighteen stone steps that led all the way down to the door of the underground room.
He slipped down the winding staircase and out into the backyard with out Dimmy seeing him. He trigger quietly up the cliff in the direction of the outdated apartment, which loomed up huge and darkish opposed to the night-sky. He may well fairly good see the around tower on one aspect of it, and on the best was once a faint gentle. �I consider bad Prince Paul is up there attempting to learn or something, stated Jack to himself, feeling sorry for the little prisoner on their lonesome within the tall tower. �How I want lets rescue him quick! He quickly got here to the wall.
Why did you're making me go away the package deal of rope in the back of? requested Mike. �I notion if I took it with me that shall we undo it and get on with the ladder the following in our bed room, after tea. �But, Mike, Mrs. Diaz is bound to wager were as much as whatever should you cross lugging bundles of rope about, acknowledged Jack. �Wed much better return and get it after tea. �Youre correct as traditional, Captain, stated Mike. So after tea they went again to the boat to get the rope, and took it as much as their room. The tide was once in and there has been not anything to do at the seashore.
The waves splashed opposed to the cliffs and all of the caves have been filled with water. there has been not anything to do down at the seashore, simply because, for something, there has been no seashore, and for one more Dimmy acknowledged it was once harmful to move down the cliff-path whilst the tides have been excessive as the spray made the trail slippery, and they'd simply slip down and fall into the excessive water. �Well, what lets do then? acknowledged Jack, wandering out into the backyard, and determining a few pea-pads. He break up the pads and emptied the peas into his mouth.
Did you've an outstanding picnic? What a stunning sunny day it's been, hasnt it? �Has it? stated the youngsters, attempting to be mindful - yet all they can have in mind used to be darkness and dampness within the mystery passage and caves and cellar! �We rather didnt discover if the elements used to be sunny or no longer, Dimmy! �What nonsense you do speak! acknowledged Dimmy. �Go and prepare for tea. Ive acquired you the final of the massive purple consuming gooseberries out of the backyard! �Good outdated Dimmy-Duck! yelled Mike, and he tore upstairs to clean - yet earlier than he washed he went to his window to seem throughout on the tower window of the outdated apartment.