By Gertrude Chandler Warner
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to stay by myself in a boxcar. Now they've got a house with their grandfather, and they're going to a teddy endure jamboree! whilst the Aldens stopover at Peggy and document Firmin's sheep farm, they're in for a teddy treats: a behind-the-scenes examine a true teddy endure workshop! quickly, the youngsters are studying every little thing there's to understand approximately teddy bears. From patching up previous bears within the toy medical institution to marching within the substantial endure parade, this holiday is filled packed with bears! however the Aldens quickly come upon an insufferable secret: a really infrequent and helpful endure has disappeared from the toy sanatorium. Now its as much as the kids to trace down the teddy thief!
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I've heard him tell about it a hundred times; he was always telling it. He heard the shot fired and ran to the corner of the building and sent one glance at the site and saw what had happened - and don't tell me that in that short time someone could have come out of the building and run away, because they couldn't. ' he appealed to Inspector Block. 'No,' said Block. 'In that short time, anyone shooting, from the window where the gun was could hardly even have reached the top of the stairs. ' ^ 'Well, all right, so he saw them both fall and he saw the crowd swing round and stare up at the building, so he knew where the shot must have The Scapegoat 27 come from and he turned bade and ran into the building and up the stairs.
And what about the threatening letters ? Besides, he said it himself - over and over, as the lady says. He'd have known if he'd had such an enemy, but he said it himself. " ' He appealed to the woman. ' 'Yes, of course. You called me close. ' She shuddered. T h e blood was coming up, bubbling up out of his mouth. They were the last words he spoke. "Thank God they only got me. "' 26 Great Detective Stories 'And -so he died - for my sins,' said the Grand Mysterioso, and again he was silent. But he's not sorry, really, thought the young man, crouched in his sofa corner, watching the big handsome old face heavy with sadness, and yet spread over with a sort of unction of selfsatisfaction.
So - all sorts of good reasons to the man : you're in clanger; this idiot, whoever he is, might try something funny. ' 'I think,' said Block slowly, *that all the way along, this was a crime arising out of opportunity. And here was the first opportunity. The months passed, the baby was born, Robbins fumed and was sick with ; angej; he couldn't just go and beat up the seducer - he was in the police, and die police wouldn't stand for that sort of thing; and more important, he wasn't going to let the world know of this shame.
The Stuffed Bear Mystery (The Boxcar Children, Book 90) by Gertrude Chandler Warner