The Secret Panel (The Hardy Boys, No. 25)

One other interesting secret starts for Frank and Joe once they aid a stranger who has had an twist of fate along with his vehicle. the guy introduces himself as John Mead, proprietor of a close-by property. but if the Hardy boys locate an odd-looking condominium key and take a look at to come it, they observe that John Mead died 5 years in the past! they're much more surprised once they locate that the intricately carved doorways within the abandoned mansion haven't any seen knobs or keylocks. What occurs whilst Frank and Joe observe that there's a hyperlink among their father’s case of thieves and the mysterious Mead mansion will continue the reader on side with thrills and suspense.

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Hardy got here into the corridor, he went on, “I’ve simply talked to the police, Fenton, and leader Collig concept you must recognize, too, approximately what occurred. ” “Suppose we visit my examine, invoice. ” The detective led the way in which upstairs and motioned Frank and Joe to stick to. “Thank you,” Dr. Gardner acknowledged and sat down in a chair. “My issues are over; not less than i am hoping they're. yet whatever needs to be performed to punish the culprits. ” He decreased his voice. “Last evening i used to be abducted! ” “What! ” Frank exclaimed. “Yes,” the health care provider went on. “I was once leaving the health facility approximately ten-thirty whilst males got here up and ordered me right into a automobile at gunpoint. They promised I wouldn’t be harmed if I did as i used to be instructed. ” “What did they appear to be? ” Joe inquired. “I don't have any idea,” Dr. Gardner responded. “Everything occurred too quick. i actually didn’t observe. ” He advised how he have been blindfolded, then pushed a few position within the vehicle, compelled to get out and input a development. while the blindfold was once got rid of, he chanced on himself in a room with numerous masked males. “They have been taking no chances,” remarked Mr. Hardy. “Right. Even the sufferer i used to be to regard had his face covered,” Dr. Gardner went on. “Where was once the bullet? ” Frank requested excitedly. “In his correct leg. ” The Hardys exchanged speedy glances. might the sufferer were Lenny Stryker? To their questions the health professional responded that the man’s leg used to be the one a part of his physique he had visible exposed, and that there has been no distinguishing mark on it that can be used as a method of id. “All i will say is that he’s very younger, and has loads of grit. He didn’t cry out as soon as! ” “What did the room appear like, invoice? ” Mr. Hardy puzzled. “Would you are saying you were given into it via a panel? ” “I may possibly see little or no within the room. It was once darkish other than round the sufferer. one of many males held a lamp so i may work,” Dr. Gardner spoke back. “It appeared as though the room had no home windows, or if there have been any, they have been good lined. As for the key panel, i actually couldn’t say. ” “Tell me approximately how lengthy you spent driving to and from where, and for those who spotted something strange at the way,” Mr. Hardy asked. Dr. Gardner was once considerate for a minute. “I don’t know the way actual i could be,” he mused, “but I’d say we went approximately thirty miles an hour. something does are evoked. approximately ten mins earlier than achieving where, we stopped in brief. ” “What for? ” “A site visitors mild, i believe. i spotted a buzzing sound as we waited—almost a making a song noise. it can were the sign. occasionally they do hum, you recognize. It used to be a similar at the journey again to the health facility, the place they ultimately allow me move. is that this info in any respect valuable? ” “It’s an exceptional clue,” Mr. Hardy acknowledged enthusiastically. “Suppose you stick with it, boys. ” “All right,” Joe spoke back. “First factor this morning! ” Dr. Gardner wanted the Hardys success at the seek. After he had long gone, Mr. Hardy referred to as leader Collig, who instructed him that he had suggested all of the hospitals within the zone to warn their staffs to be on defend. The police leader acknowledged he could tell the Hardys the minute he heard of any new improvement.

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