All the Five Find-Outers have had flu this Christmas holiday, so it doesn t seem as if anything exciting could happen. But then a strange robbery, where nothing seems to have been taken, occurs. Mr Fellows, whose house was robbed, seems to have run out in the night and thrown a bundle into the river.
A man with a scarred face is seen poking in the river, and the children come across some strangely small children s clothes. It turns out the clothes belong to a ventriloquist s dummy, and the ventriloquist, who Mr Fellows assisted, was working for the secret service. An important message is hidden in the clothes - but the scarred man has stolen them.
All but the one most important item - a shoe with a false heel containing the message, that Buster the dog had kept to gnaw.
About the Author
Enid Blyton is one of the most-loved authors in children's publishing. With over 700 titles published, Enid Blyton's stories remain timeless classics, adored throughout the world. As a young woman Enid was faced with many choices: her father had planned a career in music for her, while she felt drawn to writing. In the end, she became a teacher. In 1922, a collection of poems by Enid was published, it was her first step towards her dream of becoming an author. Aged 27, Enid married Hugh Pollock and moved to London. Enid had two children with Hugh, and soon after wrote her first novel, The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair. Enid divorced Hugh after almost 20 years of marriage, and married Kenneth Waters in 1943. Throughout the 40s and 50s, Enid wrote books at a colossal pace: adventure stories, mysteries, magical stories, farming stories, stories for younger children, best-selling series like The Famous Five and Noddy. Enid fell ill with Alzheimer's disease and she died in 1963. Her spirit lives on in her books and she is remembered as one of the most-loved and celebrated children's authors.
Series: Mystery S.
For Ages: 7+ years old
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 5th June 2003
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.1 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.136