The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

Trenton Lee Stewart

Language: English

Pages: 464

ISBN: 0316036730

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The Mysterious Benedict Society is back with a new mission, significantly closer to home. After reuniting for a celebratory scavenger hunt, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are forced to go on an unexpected search--a search to find Mr. Benedict. It seems that while he was preparing the kids' adventure, he stepped right into a trap orchestrated by his evil twin Mr. Curtain.

With only one week to find a captured Mr. Benedict, the gifted foursome faces their greatest challenge of all--a challenge that will reinforce the reasons they were brought together in the first place and will require them to fight for the very namesake that united them.

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shelter door splintered into a hundred pieces; the iron bolts tore free of their fastenings; stones toppled down all around, sending a fine powder into the air—and the nose of the armored Salamander filled the space where the door had been. Someone inside the Salamander threw a switch, and the room was suddenly flooded with light. Masonry dust hung in the light like an amber-colored fog. “Move!” Kate yelled, slipping free of her handcuffs and grabbing Constance. With the boys at her heels, she

Benedict raised his hands to gain their attention, then very quietly said, “I advise complete silence, everyone. Our pursuers must find this hold before they can attempt to enter it. Let’s not give them any help.” Instantly a hush fell over the room, and a period of tense, silent waiting began. They could all hear the distant thumps and bangs from overhead as Mr. Curtain and his crew made their way methodically through the ship. The security hold was several levels belowdeck, and there were many

we do.” Constance scowled. “We don’t dig? But Captain Noland said—” “I don’t care what Captain Noland said,” Reynie interrupted, with a sharpness that surprised all of them. “I’ll bet we just have to scrape off some putty and paint. That’s why we need a tool. Kate can use her Army knife for that.” The others stared at him. “You left out a part,” said Kate. “What are we scraping putty and paint from?” Reynie handed her the letter. “Mr. Benedict says to go down for the clue. He doesn’t mean go

envelope, upon which Mr. Benedict had written, To be used in case of hunger, curiosity, or both. Kate slit the envelope open with her knife and dumped its contents onto the mattress. “Lunch money,” she said with satisfaction. She set aside the bundle of banknotes and picked up a sheet of paper. “And an address! ‘Risker Water Transport.’ It’s right here in Thernbaakagen!” Sticky read the address. “That street runs along the wharf. I saw it on the map. We’re not far from there. All we—” “What’s

room—and I think it was meant to. Here, Kate, help me pry it up.” Kate opened her Swiss Army knife and pried the doorstop loose. It turned out to be a hollow piece of wood, and tucked inside it was a note that read: If you seek to reach us soon, Peek beneath the town’s twin moon. “Another riddle,” Sticky said with a grimace. “I was hoping for a map.” “Maybe the next one’s a map,” Kate said. She read the clue again. “Or maybe there’s a secret passageway beneath this twin moon thing.” “Or

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