Five Get into Trouble (Famous Five)
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Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book eight, the Famous Five need to find their friend Dick who, mistaken for somebody else, has been kidnapped. But when the gang finally track him down to a lonely, abandoned house, they too are seized and held captive. Miles from home and help, how will the intrepid Five get themselves out of this mess? This edition features the text from the Classic edition and contains the original cover art and inside drawings by Eileen Soper.
that she was not used to this man being kind to lost children. He shouted at her. ‘Well, don’t stand dithering there. Get on with the job. Take these kids with you.’ Aggie beckoned to the four children. George hung back. ‘What about my dog?’ she said. ‘He’s still outside, whining. I can’t go to bed without him.’ ‘You’ll have to,’ said the man, roughly. ‘I won’t have him in the house at any price, and that’s flat.’ ‘He’ll attack anyone he meets,’ said George. ‘He won’t meet anyone out there,’
get him indoors if she could. She gave him all her bread and jam, dropping it down bit by bit, and listening to him wolfing it up. Anyway, old Timmy would know she was thinking of him! ‘Listen,’ said Julian, coming in from the passage outside, where he had stood listening for a while. ‘I think it would be a good idea if we put out this light, and settled down on the mattresses. But I shall make up a lump on mine to look like me, so that if anyone comes they’ll think I’m there on the mattress.
to feel wet with perspiration. They had sweaters on and they took them off, stuffing them in their baskets. George looked more like a boy than ever, with her short curly hair blown up by the wind. All of them wore shorts and thin jerseys except Julian, who had on jeans. He rolled up the sleeves of his jersey, and the others did the same. They covered mile after mile, enjoying the sun and the wind. Timmy galloped beside them, untiring, his long pink tongue hanging out. He ran on the grassy edge
was very angry with Richard when I heard what he had done,’ said Mr Kent, when they were all sitting at table, eating hungrily. ‘I’m ashamed of him.’ Richard looked downcast at once. He gazed beseechingly at Julian. ‘Yes � Richard made a fool of himself,’ said Julian. ‘And landed us all into trouble. He wants taking in hand, sir.’ Richard looked even more downcast. He went very red, and looked at the table-cloth. ‘But,’ said Julian, ‘he more than made up for his silliness, sir � he offered to
felt able to cope with more miles on the second day. Timmy was eager to set off too. He was a big dog, and enjoyed all the exercise he was getting. ‘It’ll take a bit of your fat off,’ said Dick to Timmy. ‘We don’t like fat dogs, you know. They waddle and they puff.’ ‘Dick! Timmy’s never been fat!’ said George, indignantly, and then stopped as she saw Dick’s grin. He was pulling her leg as usual. She kicked herself. Why did she always rise like that, when Dick teased her through Timmy? She gave