By Franklin W. Dixon
Frank and Joe Hardy get involved in an interesting secret which revolves round their fencing grasp, Ettore Russo. facts that Russo is the rightful inheritor to his grandfather’s property hinges on retrieving the shield finish of a damaged saber misplaced decades in the past in California. The younger investigators’ quest is complex by way of a financial institution theft within which a few of their father’s very important documents are stolen. A chase ensues within the grape-growing sector of California because the boys interact in a perilous online game of hide-and-seek with the financial institution theft gang.
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Simply then they heard the sound of somebody leaving the sales space at the different part of the partition. without notice figuring out that whoever were there had heard their dialog, the lads rose and peered excessive. they can in basic terms see the man’s again as he went out the door. He used to be broad-shouldered and thin-hipped, and wore a dark-blue swimsuit. A black Homburg used to be perched at the again of his head. because the Hardys sank again into their seats, Frank stated, “I wish he wasn’t a criminal, too. We convinced gave him an earful. ” the lads have been in mattress by means of ten that evening, yet at 3 o’clock within the morning Joe unexpectedly sat up. He shook Frank and whispered, “Hey! i feel I simply heard a truck pull in in the back of the lab round the corner! ” Frank obtained up right now and positioned his trousers on over his pajamas. In below a minute either boys have been dressed and out of the inn room. Silently they moved towards the again of the Voiceprint Laboratories. As they reached the nook of the construction, they observed the description of a truck. although it was once a moonless evening they can make out the determine of a guy sneaking into the again front. “Come on,” Joe whispered. “Let’s get him. ” “Not but. ” “Why? ” “We don’t know the way many are inside of. If there’s a part dozen of them, they’ll clobber us. ” “Then I’ll opt for the police. ” Frank placed a hand on his brother’s arm. “Look, they’re popping out. ” One guy emerged slowly, strolling out backwards and straining below a heavy load. Then a moment determine got here into sight. among them they hefted a wide crate. “Hurry,” certainly one of them stated hoarsely. “The wood’s slicing into my hands! ” “Shut up,” got here the answer. “What approximately me? My back’s breaking! ” Frank whispered, “On your mark, Joel” bankruptcy III The Legacy the boys set the crate down, it appears to leisure sooner than lifting it onto the truck. As they stooped to select it up back, Frank signaled Joe and the 2 moved ahead. “What are you doing the following? ” Frank known as out. the lads dropped the crate and whirled. One swung a fist at Frank. the opposite leaped towards Joe. Ducking, Frank drove a left, then a correct into his attacker’s belly. the guy doubled over with a puff and his hat fell to the floor. intervening time Joe and the opposite guy have been status toe to toe, buying and selling blows. within the darkness they can now not see every one other’s faces. the guy grunted whilst Joe landed a difficult blow on his chest. yet then he stuck Joe in the midst of the brow and knocked him down. Frank used to be able to end off his guy while he observed Joe fall. He became to assault Joe’s opponent, whereupon his adversary hit him from in the back of with a rabbit punch, using Frank to his fingers and knees. “Let’s get out of the following! ” the thug shouted. although dazed, Frank used to be conscious of either truck doorways being slammed close. Then his head cleared and he seemed up simply because the motor vehicle began to draw back. the motive force switched on his lighting fixtures. This illuminated the rear license plate—New Jersey, FHB-548. Frank memorized it. As he scrambled to his toes, Joe additionally obtained up. “Are you o.k.? ” his brother requested. “Okay,” Frank mumbled. “How approximately you?