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by Enid Blyton

Illustrated by Eileen Soper

Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 4th. 1952

Almost very good condition in a fair dustwrapper. Red boards, black titles. Yellow and black pictorial endpapers. Two-tone and b/w illustrations. 190 pages.

A little bumping to spine and corners. A little browning to some edges. Name, address and phone number twice to half-title page and name twice to title page. Foxing to text block. Front flap detached from dustwrapper, the flap is price-cut and creased/torn along fold edge. Loss from ends of spine and rear panel plus other tears and chips to edges. Large tear to front panel. Dustwrapper foxed and browned.

Stock no. 1506411


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  • Eighth story in The Famous Five series
  • The five are allowed to go on a cycling holiday after a lot of argument. While there they meet a boy called Richard Kent. His father is rich but fierce and once had a bodyguard named Rookie. Whom Richard didn't like and made a false plan to kick him out of their life.Richard asks the five to let him share the trip and promised to leave to his aunt's house at the end of the day if his mother gives him permission. They agree and Richard joins them. However Richard never asked permission and when he arrives to his aunt's he finds her away, as he leaves he gets chased by a car driven by Rookie. When he reaches the five he reveals the truth. Meanwhile Rookie's associates mistake Dick for Richard and kidnap him.

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