Famous Five: 3: Five Run Away Together
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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 their third adventure, the Famous Five discover that someone has been on George's island. And what is locked in the mysterious trunk hidden on Kirrin Island?
The Famous Five think they're on the trail of smugglers - until they hear a child scream...
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it, and George now thought of it as really her own. She felt that all the rabbits on it belonged to her, all the wild birds and other creatures. “I’ll suggest that we go there for a week, when the others come,” she thought, excitedly. “We’ll take our food and everything, and live there quite by ourselves. We shall feel like Robinson Crusoe.” She went to meet her cousins the next day, driving the pony and trap by herself. Her mother wanted to come, but she said she did not feel very well.
Julian, when he returned to the others. “Not? I rather thought so, so I turned down Mrs. Stick’s kind offer. I vote we go and buy something decent. That shop in the village has good sausage-rolls.” George was very silent all that day. She was worrying about her mother, the others knew. She was probably thinking about her plan too, they thought, and wondered whatever it could be. “Shall we go over to Kirrin Island today?” asked Julian, thinking that it would take George’s mind off her worries,
didn’t want you to be miserable with those horrid Sticksso I thought I’d come away. I didn’t think you’d come too, because of getting into trouble! I never even thought of asking you.” “You’re a very stupid person sometimes, aren’t you, George?” said Julian. “As if we’d care about getting into trouble, so long as we were all together, sticking by one another! Of course we’ll come with youand I’ll take all the responsibility for this escape, and tell your father it’s my fault.” “Oh no you
came to the old wooden cover. They drew it back. “There are the rungs of the old iron ladder I went down last year,” said Dick, peering in. “Now let’s find the entrance to the dungeon. The steps down into it are somewhere near here.” They found the entrance, but to their surprise some enormous stones had been pulled across it. “Who did that?” said George, frowning. “We didn’t! Someone has been here!” “Trippers, I suppose,” said Julian. “Do you remember that we thought we saw a spire of smoke
look-out post on the cliff-top. What idiots we are!” “Well, I don’t expect anything has happened since we’ve been away from the cave,” said Dick, putting a fine big bit of seaweed on the prow of the boat, as a last touch. “I bet the smugglers will only come at night.” “I dare say you’re right,” said Julian. “I think we’d better keep a look-out at night, too. The look-out could take rugs up to the cliff-top and curl up there.” “Timmy could be with whoever is keeping watch,” said Anne, “Then if