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The Dragon's Secret

Augusta Huiell Seaman

Book Overview: 

Sixteen year old Leslie Crane has come to the New Jersey shore as a companion to ailing Aunt Marcia, whose doctor has sent her there for a some quiet rest and recuperation. While the beach is lovely in October, Leslie quickly finds herself getting lonely with no one her own age to talk to. Little does she realize that she will not only soon make a new friend, but that they will both end up in the midst of a puzzling mystery centered around the closed up bungalow next door.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .g something will turn up, too, and my plan is to hurry through high school and training-school and then teach, and save every spare penny for Ralph. But it seems an awfully long time to wait, and all the while that little tot isn’t getting any better.”

There were tears in her eyes as she reached this point, and the impetuous Phyllis hugged her. “You darling thing! I think you’re too unselfish for words! It makes me feel ashamed of my own selfish, foolish little wish. Wouldn’t it be gorgeous if we could find four or five thousand dollars lying around on the beach? Wouldn’t it just—” She stopped abruptly.

“What’s the matter?” inquired Leslie. “Anything wrong?”

“No—something just occurred to me. What if that wretched little dragon of ours was guarding just such a fortune? It might be jewels or bank-notes or—or something 46 equally valuable! I. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Augusta Huiell Seaman’s name appeared on her paperback “The Riddle Of The Lonely”. Since July 2015, I learned that one-hundred year old stories are copied as PDFs thus also awarded five star delight to “The Boarded-Up House”, “The Girl Next Door”, and “The Slipper Point Mystery”. “The Dragon’s Secre

This was a fun little mystery. Even though it was short, it still managed to have an interesting and gripping plot. I enjoyed finding out everything at the end of this book. It's on the low side of 4 stars because the characters were a little flat and i would of loved it to be longer. But all in all

It's a short book, but rather exciting. I was really intrigued and anxious about the things that happened in it.
Basically, two young women first find each other, and then they find this mysterious Chinese puzzle box they can't open. It turns out that there are a lot of other people after the box. W

I loved this book. It was a good example of a cozy mystery. I listened to it on Libre Vox.

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