By Michael Innes
Sir John Appleby dines one night at Allington Park, the Georgian domestic of his acquaintance Owain Allington, who's new to the realm. His interest is aroused whilst Allington mentions his nephew and inheritor to the property, Martin Allington, whose identify Appleby acknowledges. The night involves an finish, yet simply as Appleby is leaving, they discover a lifeless guy, electrocuted within the son et lumiä re field that have been put in within the grounds.
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Biff could not resist needling his chunky pal. "Just think, Chet. " "Oh swell! " Chet rolled his eyes dramatically and the others laughed. " The boys sat down with pencils and paper. The Hardys told their friends more about solving substitution ciphers, and they all worked diligently for nearly two hours. Finally Joe declared, "This code is a tough one. " Biff stretched and yawned. "My brain won't work any more. " Joe offered to take the first watch, and Frank the second. " Chet requested wearily.
Soon a cheerful blaze was crackling in the fireplace, and a woodstove fire added its warmth. "Boy, that heat sure feels good," Chet said gratefully, rubbing his hands together over the potbellied stove. " Frank said. "We still haven't located Hanleigh. If he's not here in the cabin - " "We don't know that for certain," Joe cut in. " Biff asked. " Frank snapped his fingers. "You're right - I forgot that. " Frank and Biff each took one of Joe's legs and hoisted him towards the ceiling. Pushing open the trap door, Joe clambered up into the attic and shone his flashlight all around through the chilly, musty darkness.
The man looked at him in amazement. "Hot springs! Certainly not! " But his eyes met Frank's and the older boy bit back a grin. " he said to himself. " Frank wondered. He knew his brother was not ready to talk about it in front of the others. Frank turned to Mr Jefferson, who seemed sunk in despair. "Don't give up hope," the boy said kindly. " "If anyone can locate 'em, the Hardys can," Chet put in. "I know that. You're all fine lads, and will do your best," Mr Jefferson said, brightening somewhat.
Appleby At Allington (Sir John Appleby, Book 23) by Michael Innes