By Franklin W. Dixon

Whilst Frank and Joe Hardy obtain a telegram from Tony Prito in Alaska telling them that his lifestyles is in jeopardy, they instantly make plans to fly to Tony’s rescue.  Unknown enemies puppy the Hardys and their buddy Chet Morton even earlier than they begin the 4,000 mile trip. confusing questions lead the Hardys into harmful sleuthing within the wasteland of Alaska and British Columbia. The brilliant mystery that the younger detectives discover, within the shadow of the forbidding mountain top Devil’s Paw, lands up essentially the most perilous adventures they've got ever encountered.

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The searchers moved quietly, each experience alert. quickly the Indian boy stopped and raised his correct hand. The searchers got here to a halt. Fleetfoot beckoned them ahead and pointed to an enormous rock formation which loomed up on one facet of a creek mattress. on the foot of it used to be a black, gaping gap, evidently the doorway to a cave. “How are we going to flush him? ” Ted desired to recognize. Frank was once fearful that the cave may have an go out in addition. “I’ll scout round again of these rocks to determine if there’s a manner out. ” He had long gone in simple terms 3 toes while a hoarse cry emitted from the outlet within the rocks! the bizarre cry issued forth back. Frank and Joe screwed up their braveness and complex in the direction of the black gap. abruptly the top and shoulders of a guy seemed. Crawling on all fours, he scrambled out of the cave like a crushed animal. “Watchdog! ” Frank yelled. The fugitive sprang to his toes and rushed ahead in headlong flight. As Frank and Joe converged upon him, Watchdog tripped on a root and fell to the floor with a thud. “Got you! ” Frank cried. He grasped Watchdog’s fingers and held them at the back of his again. Then, simply as without notice, Frank sprang off his prisoner. “Whew! ” he exclaimed, sniffing. “Skunk! ” regardless of the gravity of the placement, every person other than the prisoner, who lay part shocked and gasping for breath, burst out guffawing. “There comes our pal! ” Fleetfoot pointed to the cave front. A small black animal with a white streak down his again poked his nostril out into the underbrush. “Mr. Polecat merits a medal! ” Joe stated, doubling over with mirth. “But what approximately Watchdog? ” Ted grinned. “How do we shuttle with a scent like that? ” “A bathtub will help,” Frank stated. He and Joe led Watchdog to a close-by creek. “Jump in,” Frank ordered, not able to suppress a wry smile. “Clothes and all. ” Watchdog obliged. He dived into the water and splashed approximately, while emitting uncomplimentary comments either in regards to the skunk and his captors. “I’ll get even for this. ” Watchdog glowered as he stepped from the creek and wrung the water from his outfits. Mr. Sewell couldn't suppress a smile. “You definitely picked the inaccurate hiding position! ” Frank then became to their prisoner. “Just to determine that you simply don’t try out any methods, we’ll continue you close up to us! ” “Hey, no longer too close,” Joe begged as Frank pulled off his belt and tied Watchdog’s arms securely at the back of him. “Now listen,” Frank advised Watchdog sternly, “we’ll commute unmarried dossier. You remain 5 paces at the back of me. Joe, you retain concerning the related distance at the back of this man. ” fearful to not lose any longer time, the crowd proceeded to the river at a brisk speed. the following the canoes have been exposed and reloaded. Frank retrieved his belt whereas Joe rebound the prisoner’s palms with rope. Then he used to be put within the backside of 1 of the canoes and lined with a section of tarpaulin, in case different contributors of his gang may still seem alongside the way in which. “We should record what’s happened,” Joe stated. “Do you think that we will elevate Juneau at the radio? ” Frank started working instantly, yet after hoisting the aerial, he may well get basically static over his headset.

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