By Carolyn Keene
Nancy turns into interested in one other secret whilst she accepts a call for participation from Mrs. Chantrey, a consumer of Mr. Drew, to holiday at her cottage in a picturesque seashore city. Carson Drew has promised to affix his daughter, yet fails to reach. The alarming disappearance of Mr. Drew and the extraordinary conditions surrounding his rescue are just the beginning of a chain of hugely risky adventures for Nancy and her neighbors Bess and George. Mrs. Chantrey’s tale a couple of within reach Cliffside cave apparently inhabited by way of a ghost intrigues Nancy and she or he comes to a decision to enquire. numerous fearful townspeople declare to have visible an apparition and heard the unusual sounds of a tolling bell prior to water rushes from the cave. Will Nancy notice the genuine reason for those mysterious occurences?
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I’ve amassed different precious bells, and I’ve met loads of great fogeys. To get them to speak, I inform them approximately my hunt for Paul Revere bells. Then and so they exhibit me all of the bells at the premises, such a lot of that are valueless. ” “There’s one bell i'm wondering when you have seen,” Nancy acknowledged thoughtfully. “According to a couple humans round the following, it hangs someplace deep inside Bald Head Cave. ” “Oh, I heard that tale while I first got here here,” the guy spoke back. “Nothing to it. ” “Why do you assert that? ” “Because I went there and regarded round. ” “And you didn’t pay attention the bell? ” “No bell rang and no ghost seemed to warn me. ” A. H. chuckled. “It’s only one of these superstitious stories. ” “I can’t comprehend why you didn’t listen the bell,” Nancy acknowledged, questioned. “When my acquaintances and that i went there, we not just heard the caution bell, yet we slightly escaped with our lives. ” immediately Mr. Hendrick turned curious, asking many questions. “I needs to move there back! ” he exclaimed. “Tomorrow, probably. ” “Take us with you,” Nancy advised. “After our adventure I’m definite you shouldn’t move there on my own. ” A. H. chuckled. “I can’t swim a stroke, I admit. possibly i'll use the aid of 3 athletic women if I may still get in a good spot with that ghost! ” preparations have been made to fulfill him the next afternoon at a ship apartment dock. the ladies arrived ten mins prior to time. Amos Hendrick quickly ambled alongside. “I wish it completely understood prior to we start,” Bess introduced as she climbed into the boat, “that we’re no longer environment foot contained in the cave. It’s too risky! we will pay attention the bell with out going within! ” “Agreed,” stated A. H. “But I provide you with a warning, if I should still listen a bell ringing, no telling what I’d do. ” Nancy took the helm of the motorboat they usually made a quick journey to the foot of Bald Head Cliff. No fishermen have been close by, and the full shore seemed to be abandoned. Nancy idled the motor, permitting the boat to float on the subject of the shore. “Don’t pass any closer the cave,” Bess warned. A. H. acknowledged not anything, yet from the way in which he smiled the ladies knew he thought of them overcautious. For part an hour Nancy stored the boat soaring close to the cave front. not anything occurred. “I’m getting bored with waiting,” Mr. Hendrick complained. “Why don’t we cross ashore and—? ” He broke off, listening closely. Nancy and her pals additionally had heard the sound. Deep in the cave a bell tolled mournfully. “You ladies have been correct. there's a bell! ” the previous guy cried excitedly. “A amazing stable bell, too, with positive resonance and tone caliber! ” Forgetting the ladies’ caution, he seized an oar and commenced paddling the motorboat into the cave. “No! No! ” exclaimed Nancy, grabbing his arm. “Let me pass! ” A. H. insisted. “I needs to get that bell! ” bankruptcy IX Cobweb Cottage WITH a potent jerk Nancy pulled the oar from Mr. Hendrick, driven the throttle, and sponsored the boat clear of the cave. A second later a very good flood of water rushed from the doorway. The boat used to be buffeted wildly by means of the waves. “The ghost should have obvious us! ” Bess exclaimed dramatically, gripping the perimeters of the boat to maintain from being tossed into the water.