The Ds return to Norfolk, hoping to enjoy a holiday with their friends of the Coot Club. Unfortunately, they find the Death and Glories coming under an increasing cloud of suspicion for setting moored boats adrift.
Everywhere they go boats seem to be cast adrift and they are threatened with being forbidden to sail. Things get worse when new shackles are stolen from a boatbuilder after one of the casting off episodes and some of them are found aboard the Death and Glory. At the same time, the boys seem to be flush with cash, but they won't say where they got it.
The Big Six (Dick, Dorothea, Tom Dudgeon, and the three Death and Glories) get together to investigate the crimes and collect evidence. Eventually a carefully prepared trap is sprung and in a flash (literally, to take a night photo of the real culprits), the villains are discovered and the boys are exonerated. The source of their secret supply of money is uncovered when a local pub unveils a magnificent stuffed pike.
He makes a tale of adventure a handbook to adventure. "Observer" There is plenty of excitement, a little danger, a quality of thinking, planning and fun which is delightful and stimulating. "TLS""
Series: Swallows and Amazons Ser.
For Ages: 0 - 2 years old
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 24th June 1982
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.6
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1