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Voice from the Cave

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Author: Mildred A. Wirt
Published: 1944
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,119 / 123 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 3,300
Added to site: 2011.01.05
mnybks.net#: 30073
Origin: gutenberg.org

Penny is dismayed when her father's new friend, Mrs. Deline, travels with the Parkers on their vacation. Penny considers Mrs. Deline to be a pest and feels that Mrs. Deline has ruined their vacation. Fortunately, Penny is distracted by a search for foreign spies who are hiding in the area and have been transmitting information over the radio.

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Star, managing the paper entirely herself.

"And now Dad and Mrs. Deline treat me as if I were a child!" she reflected resentfully.

Though very much upset, Penny kept her thoughts to herself. Curling up with her head on a pile of blankets, she pretended to sleep.

The car went over a hard bump. Penny bounced and opened her eyes. She was surprised to see that it had grown quite dark. The automobile was moving in a wide curve between long rows of pine trees.

"What time is it?" she asked, pressing her face to the window.

"Not so late," replied her father. "We're running into a rain storm. Just our luck."

Dark clouds had entirely blotted out the late afternoon sun. Even as Mr. Parker spoke, several big raindrops splashed against the windshield.

Soon the rain came down in such a thick sheet that the road ahead was obscured. Stopping suddenly for a crossroads traffic light, the car went into a slight skid. Mrs. Deline screamed in terror, and clutched Mr. Parke

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