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By Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew solves her first secret whilst the unintended rescue of a bit lady who lives along with her great-aunts leads on an adventurous look for a lacking will.

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Then he and his daughter left the financial institution. Mr. Drew insisted that he and Nancy cease for lunch and refused to allow her examine the need whereas they have been ready to be served. “Relax, younger lady,” he warned. “There’s no aspect in letting any prying eyes recognize our mystery. ” As he observed his daughter’s animation fading, Mr. Drew acknowledged, “Suppose you return to my workplace with me and we’ll paintings at the challenge jointly. I’ll have the need typed. during this approach its complete that means may be understood extra simply. ” “Oh, thank you, Dad,” stated Nancy. within the lawyer’s place of work the younger sleuth sat down beside his typist, omit Lamby. As each one web page got here from the desktop, Nancy learn it avidly. “Mr. Crowley definitely looked as if it would recognize the right kind phrasing for drawing up a will,” she remarked. eventually, whilst the typing have been accomplished, Nancy stated to the secretary, “I have loads of inquiries to ask Dad. ” omit Lamby smiled. “If they’re felony ones, he’ll be aware of the entire answers,” she stated. “There’s no greater attorney in River Heights than your father. ” Nancy smiled as she dashed into her father’s place of work. the 2 Drews sat all the way down to examine Josiah Crowley’s final will and testomony. “If this does turn out to be legal,” stated Nancy, “it will surely be a blow to the Tophams. ” “I’m afraid so. ” “Dad, in the event you name a gathering of the entire kinfolk and browse the need aloud,” Nancy stated, “please may possibly I be there? ” Mr. Drew laughed. “I’ll humor you this time, Nancy. you can be current while the Tophams get the shock in their lives! ” bankruptcy XIX Startling Revelations “DAD, it’s approximately o’clock now. Mr. Crowley’s family could be right here in a couple of minutes! I’m so excited! ” Carson Drew, who stood within the front room of the Drew domestic with Mr. Warren from the financial institution, smiled at his daughter as she fluttered approximately, arranging chairs. “I think you’re extra overjoyed than in the event you have been inheriting the fortune yourself,” he remarked. “I am thrilled,” Nancy admitted. “I can scarcely wait until eventually the need is learn aloud. Won’t all people be shocked? specifically the Tophams. Do you're thinking that they're going to come? ” “Oh, convinced, the Tophams might be right here. And, until i'm improper, they are going to convey a attorney with them. simply once they discovered that one other will had come to gentle, they started to fear. they'll definitely are looking to pay attention what's during this one. ” “Are you sure the desire we discovered can’t be damaged? ” Nancy inquired anxiously. “Of direction I can’t ascertain, Nancy. yet i've got long past over it conscientiously, and as far as i will be able to inform, it really is technically ideal. I additionally requested a number of legal professional buddies and so they agree. Josiah Crowley was once odd in many ways, yet he was once a truly clever guy. I’ll promise you the Tophams could have a tough time in the event that they try and contest it will. ” “The financial institution might help you fight,” Mr. Warren installed. except for Abby Rowen, who was once nonetheless limited to mattress, the entire previous gentleman’s family had promised to be current. Grace and Allison Hoover, even though now not family members, had additionally been invited. “It’s too undesirable Mrs. Rowen can’t come,” stated Nancy. “But I’ll take the inside track to her this very afternoon.

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