Five on a Secret Trail
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Four friends and an injured dog witness some strange occurences while camping on a desolate common near an abandoned house.
shant mind that, said Anne. �Im the peaceful one, not always on the look-out for something to happen, like you and the boys! Perhaps these holidays will be quite unexciting without even the smell of an adventure! Oh George - cheer up! Dont look so mournful. Youd better send a telegram to Julian and Dick if you feel so badly about it. �Ive a good mind to! said George. �I cant imagine hols without the boys. Why - we shant be the Five - the Famous Five - if they dont come! �Woof! said
be in, Mother? �Oh yes - its his surgery hour, said her mother. �Take him along now. So Timmy was hurried along the country lanes to the pretty little house where the vet lived. George, very anxious indeed, was most relieved to see that the vet seemed quite unconcerned. �A couple of stitches and that cut will heal well, he said. �Hold him, will you, while I do the job? Hell hardly feel it. There, old boy - stand still - thats right. In five minutes time George was thanking the vet
doing the mewing. �Mew-ee-ew-ee-ew! �Come out! called Anne. �Come out and lets see you. You must be crazy! There was a scrambling noise and a boy came headforemost from the hollow space under the bush. He was about twelve or thirteen, short, studily built, and with the cheekiest face Anne had ever seen. Timmy rushed at him and licked him lovingly. George stared in amazement. �How does my dog know you? she demanded. �Well, he came growling at me yesterday when I was in my own camp,
again. I promise. �All right. We wont come, said Anne, quite understanding. �But dont you play any more silly tricks on us, see? �I promise, said the boy. �I tell you, I wont come near you again. I only wanted to see whose dog this was. Well, Im off. So long! And, whistling to Jet, he set off at a furious pace. George turned to Anne. �What a peculiar boy! she said. �Actually - Id rather like to see him again. Wouldnt you? Chapter Four THAT NIGHT It was now tea-time, according
�Not me! said the boy at once. �I always keep my promises. Now go away and keep yours. Girls! Pooh! �Well, I cant say we think much of you, said George, disgusted. �Were going. We dont want to see anything of your silly digging. Good-bye! �Good-bye and good riddance! called the boy rudely, and turned back to his work. �I think he must be quite mad, said Anne. �First he makes a promise - then last evening he broke his promise and even said he hadnt made one - and now today he says he