Five on a Hike Together (Famous Five)
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Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book ten, Dick is woken by a light flashing through his window. Is someone trying to send him a coded message? When the Famous Five hear of an escaped convict in the area, they are on red alert. The police won't help, so the Five have no choice - yet again, they'll be solving this mystery by themselves...This edition features the text from the Classic edition and contains the original cover art and inside drawings by Eileen Soper.
to. Anne ripped open the envelope. She pulled out a sheet of notepaper and read it quickly. She looked up at George, her eyes shining. �George! Julian and Dick have got a few days off at our half-term week-end! Somebodys won a wonderful scholarship or something, and the boys have got two days tacked on to a week-end to celebrate! They want us to join them in a hike, and all go off together. �What a glorious idea! said George, �Good old Julian. I bet he thought of that. Lets read the
too, on this lovely sunny October day. �We might walk across the moor to the nearest village if you like, said Dick, looking at his watch, �But we should be very late. It was decided that it was much too late. They pushed their plates aside and planned what to do that day. �The first thing, of course, is to see if theres a boathouse and find out if theres a boat called Saucy Jane, said Julian. �Then wed better try and puzzle out what that plan means. We could wander here and there and
said Dick, trying to decipher the faded letters. �Merry something. �Meg! said Anne. �Merry Meg. Well, she may be a sister of Saucy Jane. Whats the next boats name? The torch shone steadily on to it. The name there was easier to read. They all read it at once. �Cheeky Charlie! �Brother to Merry Meg! said Dick. �Well, all I can say is that these poor old boats look anything but merry or cheeky. �Im sure the last one must be Saucy Jane! said Anne, excited. �I do hope it is! They
that filled the boathouse. There was no completely sunken boat there at all. �Well, thats that, said Dick. �The Saucy Jane is gone. Where? Why? And when? They flashed their torches round the walls of the boathouse once more. Georges eye was caught by a large flat wooden thing standing upright on the ledge at one side of the house. �Whats that? she said. �Oh - a raft, isnt it? Thats what those paddles are for, then, that I saw on the shelf above. They went and examined the raft. �Yes
day, he explained, and she nodded and disappeared again. �Thats a nice little sum for her, said Anne. �Eight sandwiches each, making sixteen rounds of bread - for four people! �Well, lets hope shes got a bread-cutting machine! said Dick. �Or well be here for keeps! Hallo - whos this? A tall man appeared at the entrance of the shop, a bicycle in his hand. �Ma! he called. The children guessed who he was at once - the son who worked over at Blackbush Farm. He had come for his