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Phoebe Daring

L. Frank Baum

Book Overview: 

A headstrong female detective strives to clear a good man's name in this children's mystery by Oz author L. Frank Baum

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Marion Randolph, the eldest of the Randolph children, was home from college at this time and entered heartily into the scheme. They were joined by Janet47 Ferguson, and the four girls, representing the best families in the village, had no trouble in getting permission to put up the wires, especially when they had the judge to argue their case for them.

Dave, seeing he could turn an honest penny, undertook to put up the wires, for there was not enough business at the Riverdale telegraph office to demand his entire time and Lucy was now competent to take his place when he was away. He connected the houses of the Darings, the Randolphs, the Camerons and the Fergusons, and then he connected them with his own home. For, as Lucy was the original telegraph girl, it would never do to leave her out of the fun, although she could not be asked to share the expense.

Lucy seemed a little embarrassed because Dave accepted money for his work and for teaching the four . . . Read More

Community Reviews

This is the second of a two-volume series that started with The Daring Twins, a story of how the twins restore their family's lost inheritance with the help of Toby Clark, a teen-age orphan. Toby broke his foot helping the Darings and walks with a limp as we begin this second which features the twin

Very well written by Frank L Baum. A fun story with a surprising ending. A worthy read. This would be great read aloud in single chapters and used as cliffhangers.