The Secret of Shadow Ranch (Nancy Drew, No. 5)
Nancy Drew arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly watching for a fun-packed holiday at Shadow Ranch, yet unexpectedly unearths herself inquisitive about a baffling secret. The ranch is being haunted by means of an unknown enemy. local community think that the ghostly animal is undertaking the curse of Dirk Valentine, the romantic outlaw who was once killed a long time in the past at Shadow Ranch, the place he had long past to meet a promise to his sweetheart. Aided via her buddies Bess Marvin and George Fayne, Nancy comes face-to-face with catastrophe whilst she is trapped inside of a construction that's toppled by way of a rockslide —a rockslide that's intentionally prompted. however the beautiful titian-haired detective continues to be undaunted in her choice to resolve the secret.
other than the Rawleys. while the ladies rode as much as the corral, Dave and Tex and Bud have been ready there for them. “Where did you discover Chief?” requested Dave. He surveyed their bedraggled yet made no remark. Tex stated, “Looks such as you women bought stuck in a bit mountain sprinkle.” Bud grinned and stated, “That used to be not anything. Wait until you all get stuck in a true Western-style rain.” “No thanks,” Bess retorted. “We’ll inform you all concerning the puppy later,” Nancy promised. the ladies rapidly.
comprehensive hiding the loot within the previous lodge once we heard your horses imminent. Brice hustled me down the hill. All i'll do was once drop one among my crayons and wish a person may locate it.” “Oh, we did, Daddy!” exclaimed Alice. Mr. Regor stated Diamond had remained within the ghost city to secret agent at the women. “Later he instructed us he had brought on a rockslide.” Nancy pointed out discovering the espresso cups at the desk within the cabin. “Yes. We heard your horses clattering up the slope, so Brice pressured me out the.
An vague carved letter. She brushed away the dirt. V—for Valentine! Nancy’s pulse pounded with pleasure and pleasure. yet the place used to be the treasure? “It can’t be buried,” she suggestion. “The flooring is good stone.” whilst Nancy lifted the blanket, it fell into shreds at her contact. there has been not anything underneath it. Her eyes fell upon a wide pottery vase within the nook. The vessel used to be approximately 3 ft excessive and had a large mouth. Nancy beamed her mild into it. status on finish and point with the head of.
“There’s no opposite direction out.” Mrs. Thurmond shook her head. “No, ma’am,” she stated forcefully. “That door to the lounge squeaks and that i didn’t pay attention a sound.” George moved the door and the hinges made a noise. “Then the place did the intruder go?” Bess requested shakily. Nancy’s prepared eyes had noticed a catch door beside the old school range. “Perhaps down there.” “If he did,” Ed Rawley stated grimly, “he’s stuck. That’s the cellar and this can be the single manner out. Dave,” he ordered, having a look past.
this might clarify the sabotage on the ranch! “Someone desires to strength the Rawleys off the valuables so one can look for the treasure,” she notion. “Do many folks learn about this?” George requested. “Nearly everyone round the following has heard Valentine’s tale, other than the half concerning the treasure being hidden at the ranch, that is whatever that very few old-timers believed.” Mary shook her head. “I doubt that the current vendors of Shadow Ranch have ever heard approximately it.” rigorously Nancy tested.