Guilt of the Brass Thieves
"Let's not go into all the gory details here," Jack broke in. "We're getting wet."
"You mean you are all wet," corrected Sally, grinning.
"Sally, take our guests to the cabin," Captain Barker instructed with high good humor. "I'll handle the wheel. We're late on our run now."
"How about dropping us off at the island?" Jack inquired. "If we had some gasoline--"
"We'll take care of you on the return trip," the captain promised. "No time now. We have a hundred passengers to unload at Osage."
Penny followed Sally along the wet deck to a companionway and down the stairs to the private quarters of the captain and his daughter.
"Osage is a town across the river," Sally explained briefly. "Pop and I make the run every hour. This is our last trip today, thank Jupiter!"
The cabin was warm and cozy, t
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Disclaimer: I am a grown-up. But I don't think kids would like it either. In fact, I read the first chapter to my 9 year old son (before I knew it was bad) and he didn't want to hear the rest. I should have listened to him. I was waiting for the plot twist that never happened.