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Clue of the Silken Ladder

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Author: Mildred A. Wirt
Published: 1941
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,557 / 125 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.7
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Penny Parker
Downloads: 2,330
Added to site: 2010.12.07
mnybks.net#: 29836
Origin: gutenberg.org

On an impulse, Penny buys back her old car, the Leaping Lena, even though she has a new car and no money, but fortunately, she gets another job at her father's newspaper. Penny discovers a strange silken ladder and learns how it is used in burglaries.

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"Not to my knowledge," Louise answered. "If I were in your shoes I should worry about more serious matters than those connected with a mere silk ladder."

"The world is filled with serious things," sighed Penny. "But mystery! One doesn't run into it every day."

"You do," said Louise brutally. "If a stranger twitches his ears twice you immediately suspect him of villainy."

"Nevertheless, being of a suspicious nature won me a new car," Penny defended herself. "Don't forget Dad gave it to me for solving a mystery, for telling his newspaper readers what was going on Behind the Green Door."

"Oh, your curiosity has paid dividends," Louise admitted with a laugh. "Take for instance the time you trailed the Vanishing Houseboat, and again when you lowered the Kippenberg drawbridge to capture a boatload of crooks! Those were the days!"

"Why dwell in the past, Lou? Now take this affair of the silk ladder--"

"I'm afraid you'll have to take it," Louise

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