Secret Seven: 5: Go Ahead, Secret Seven
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The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels.
In book five, a sinister-looking man gets George in trouble with the police. The Secret Seven are outraged. Spying on him, the gang are certain he's bad news, but what exactly is he up to?
They need to investigate, and solve the mystery, once and for all.
First published in 1953, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.
other kind of valuable dog, too,’ said Jack. ‘Gosh! Do you suppose that cellar is full of pure-bred dogs, all stolen? We’ll have to do something about this!’ ‘Poor dogs!’ said Pam. ‘What happens to them down in the cellar? I do, do hope there’s somebody there to see to them.’ There was a silence. Everyone was thinking the same thing. Something had got to be done about those dogs! Somehow that cellar had to be explored! Colin, Pam and Jack began to talk loudly at the same time, and Peter
’ The tall man limped over to Peter’s cage. For one moment the boy saw his furious, gleaming eyes and was afraid. Scamper thought he was about to harm Peter, and he flew at him and bit him hard on the ankle! The man gave an exclamation and kicked out at Scamper. He caught him in the mouth, and the dog fled away yelping, and was lost in the shadows. Then the man was gone, and with him went the dogs, cowed and obedient. He obviously had some extraordinary control over them — perhaps he had
passengers.’ Colin and George were not thinking about their Secret Seven jobs just then. Both had decided to do them at night. Shadowing would be so much easier then. They were not going together, of course. Peter had forbidden that. But when the evening came, only George set out. Colin had sneezed three times, and his mother had heard him. As she knew he caught colds very easily, she wouldn’t let him go out after tea! ‘But, Mother, I must,’ said Colin, desperately. ‘It’s Secret Seven work.
in front? What’s this you’ve got on your wrist? A truncheon! Don’t tell me you meant to use it, you wicked little scoundrel!’ George was so astounded that he couldn’t say a word. He stared up at the man, who dragged him to a nearby lamp-post. ‘Is your face blacked, or are you dark-skinned?’ said the man. He was a young fellow, strong and determined-looking, and he gave George a sudden shake. ‘Have you lost your tongue?’ He dabbed at George’s face, and whistled. ‘You’ve blacked it.
playing a peaceful game of cards. But it wasn’t peaceful for long! Who was that rapping at the window? Tap-tap-tap! Tap-tap-tap! ‘Quick! Open the window. I’ve something to tell you all!’ Nine Colin’s queer tale ‘OPEN the window!’ said Janet putting down her cards. ‘It’s Colin! What’s happened?’ Peter opened the window, and Colin climbed in. He was panting. ‘Thanks,’ he said. ‘I didn’t like to come to the front door or the back, in case your mother saw me and asked me what was up. So I