The Sign of the Crooked Arrow (Hardy Boys, Book 28)

By Franklin W. Dixon

With purely the slim clue of an arrow-shaped tie clasp, Frank and Joe Hardy choose up the path of a crafty gang of thieves accountable for a wave of jewelry-store holdups. yet their investigations are interrupted while a determined plea for aid comes from their widowed cousin who lives on a livestock ranch in New Mexico. Frank, Joe, and their friend Chet fly there instantly, and be capable of placed an finish to the difficulty on the ranch and clear up the jewelry-store robberies.

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Chet, happy with his neighbors’ cleverness, blurted out the complete tale of the watch strap. Arrow Charlie used to be thunderstruck at the beginning, but if the complete impression of the way important a clue the strap have been started to sunrise on him, he turned livid. “Take those little ones away! ” he roared to the Indians who had introduced them. “And in the event that they attempt to get away, I’ll throw you and them jointly into the hissing crack! ” The Indians nodded stoically and driven the lads throughout the door. Frank and Chet have been led again to the stockade.

We’ll return to the woods,” Frank spoke back. “But this time we’ll make it an in a single day day trip so as to examine extra completely. i feel the stone with the crooked arrow on it can be a gathering position of a few variety. ” “Maybe Pye and Terry can come along,” Joe acknowledged. “That is, if Hank will allow them to! ” “I’ll ask him once we get back,” Frank stated. Upon attaining Crowhead, the lads rubbed down their horses, then Frank approached the foreman. He used to be status along the corral smoking a cigarette.

We concept you have been unwell. Ever see the thief sooner than? ” “No. ” the guy, now absolutely recovered, acknowledged he used to be rough-looking and rough-mannered. simply then Frank pulled as much as the scale back. He stepped out of the auto, via a policeman. “The thief received away,” Frank said. “I noticed him 3 blocks from right here, simply because there has been not anyone on the street, yet then he ducked into an alley and that i misplaced him. ” “I observed Frank searching for someone,” the policeman installed, “and he advised me what had occurred. ” “By the way,” stated Joe, addressing the stranger, “Officer Willis can vouch for us.

Immediately the police pilot ran to his craft and moved it less than a clump of bushes so it can no longer be visible from above. Too past due, Bearcat noticed the chopper. sooner than he may perhaps maneuver his airplane to escape, the nation policeman unfolded along with his laptop gun. Firing above and round the thieves’ craft, he compelled the pilot to renounce or be shot. Bearcat selected the previous, and shortly he and his spouse have been rising from the white aircraft, with their palms held excessive. whilst the entire prisoners have been rounded up, the legislation officials and Mr.

It was once the single with the tunnel that ended in the head of the large flat rock. “Come out, Morgan! ” the sheriff roared into the cave. “Come and get me! ” a voice responded, echoing hollowly during the rocky chamber. Mr. Hardy slipped inside of. As he did, a rifle cracked, and a bullet ricocheted off the stone wall. The detective ducked, whilst throwing a tear-gas bomb into the internal. A coughing noise reverberated within the cave, then fleeing footsteps sounded during the tunnel. Mr. Hardy couldn't keep on with instantly a result of powerful fumes.

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