Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch
Donald J. Sobol
Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood’s ten-year-old famous person detective. With an uncanny knack for trivialities, he solves mysteries for the local teenagers via his personal detective employer. yet his dad additionally occurs to be the executive of the Idaville police division, and each evening round the dinner desk, Encyclopedia is helping him resolve his so much baffling crimes. And with ten confounding mysteries in each one publication, not just does Encyclopedia have an opportunity to resolve them, however the reader is given all of the clues to boot. Interactive and chock packed with attention-grabbing bits of information—it’s vintage Encyclopedia Brown!
“I enjoyed Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.”—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao
prior to I knew it, I’d guess my Stradivarius violin opposed to his Stradivarius.” Mr. de Verona ran his tremendous, powerful palms via his mop of white hair. “I didn’t imagine i may lose! Hans definitely labored a miracle to win!” The blind musician reached into the ice bucket. He dropped 4 items of ice right into a tall glass. “Hans acknowledged, ‘Oh, this ice is cold,’ as he crammed a tumbler with 4 items of ice, simply as i've got done,” stated Mr. de Verona. “Then Hans gave me the glass to carry. I heard him open.
Day,” he went on, “Johnny child received uninterested with wasting cash to a sixty-card deck. So he concealed in the back of this the following rock and waited his chance.” Mr. Scotty then acted out what Johnny child had performed see you later in the past. He crouched at the back of the excessive rock. “Along approximately this time of morning—nine o’clock,” Mr. Scotty continued,” Ringo Charlie comes using along.” right here the thin advisor rose from his crouch. He rounded the stone nook and grew to become and began again towards it. Now he was once appearing out the a part of Ringo.
Charlie. As Mr. Scotty moved towards the nook, he squinted into the morning sunlight. One hand was once cupped above the place a pistol might hold at his hip. the thin advisor acted out the half. Encyclopedia may well virtually see Johnny child crouched at the back of the rock, ready in ambush. Mr. Scotty was once Ringo Charlie using towards him, unaware. Mr. Scotty picked up the story back. “Johnny child observed Ringo Charlie’s shadow coming whereas Ringo Charlie used to be nonetheless at the different part of the rock. Out jumps Johnny child.
by no means stolen.” WHAT was once THE facts? (See the part ideas for the answer to The Case of Excalibur.) The Case of the Glass of Ginger Ale leader Brown positioned down his cup of espresso. “Do you recognize something approximately ginger ale?” he requested. “It is available in a bottle, and that i don’t love it up to root beer,” responded Encyclopedia. “What an odd query, dear,” acknowledged Mrs. Brown, who used to be clearing away the dinner plates. “It’s a amazing unusual case,” spoke back leader Brown. “Rafino de Verona is.
Judging from the sound of footwear, I may still say a lad of ten or twelve.” “My son, Leroy,” acknowledged leader Brown. “He’s ten.” “So great of you to return, too, Leroy,” stated Mr. de Verona. He motioned father and son to chairs yet remained status himself. “I’m virtually too ashamed to inform you what happened,” he acknowledged. “You’ll imagine me a fool.” “Over the phone you acknowledged you had misplaced your prize violin,” stated leader Brown. “Lost in a bet,” acknowledged Mr. de Verona. “I made a raffle final evening with Hans Braun,.