By Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Aldens are vacationing the hot Jersey shore and having fun with the seashore and the boardwalk sights. A family members pal has simply got an enjoyment pier, and the kids are excited to assist out. yet there are rumors that the rides usually are not secure, and an individual has stolen a zombie from the haunted residence! Can the Boxcar little ones discover what is in the back of the entire hassle?

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Benny checked out Violet. He used to be stressed. Wendy had no longer been hurrying in any respect. Mr. Hanson sighed. “How may well that be? I simply had it mounted the day before today! Did Will examine it? Is a person caught at the trip? who's operating within the price ticket sales space while you're long gone? ” Wendy shrugged. “I don’t be aware of. ” She went again to taking a look at her cellphone. Mr. Hanson brought Wendy as his daughter. Then he jumped up. He ran his hand via his hair and walked backward and forward at the porch. “I’m sorry to be so distracted,” he acknowledged to the Aldens. “But i'm a bit anxious. i lately acquired one of many leisure piers at the boardwalk. ” Benny’s eyes grew broad. He pointed towards the Ferris wheel. “Do you suggest the enjoyment park down there? that's so cool! ” Mr. Hanson nodded. “That’s the only, Benny. however it hasn’t been as a lot enjoyable as i presumed. I used to paintings there through the summers again while i used to be and traveling with my grandparents. these have been the superior summers of my existence. So while I heard that the leisure pier used to be up on the market, i purchased it and moved my relations right here from Colorado. ” “But why isn’t it enjoyable? ” Benny requested. Mr. Hanson ran his hand throughout his brow. “Nothing goes correct. The rides continue breaking down. The tickets have long gone lacking. in the future there has been a nest of bees within the cotton sweet computer! final week a person even painted smiley faces at the partitions of the haunted residence. It took me hours to wash it up. ” “How bad! ” Jessie acknowledged. “And now the curler coaster is damaged back. And it's my hottest experience. of my staff have already known as in in poor health. It’s going to be one of these busy evening. I don’t recognize what i will do. ” “We might help,” Jessie acknowledged. “Yes,” Henry agreed. “I’d feel free to do any small upkeep you may want. ” “Henry is admittedly reliable at solving things,” Benny stated. Mr. Hanson appeared very stunned. “But you teenagers are on a vacation. i couldn't ask you to do all that paintings. ” “My grandchildren are very helpful,” Grandfather acknowledged. “They don’t brain labor. ” Wendy glared on the Aldens. “Well,” Mr. Hanson acknowledged. “If you're certain you don’t brain, i actually may well use the assistance. ” “I bet you don’t want me anymore,” she acknowledged to her father. “I’m going to head take a snooze. ” Wendy grew to become to the Aldens. “Have enjoyable, little ones. yet you larger beware of outdated Mrs. Reddy. She’s prowling round back. ” Wendy stomped into the home and slammed the monitor door. Mr. Hanson sighed back. “Don’t be aware of that, young children. Mrs. Reddy is the girl who used to possess the entertainment pier. even supposing she offered the pier to me, she can’t appear to remain away. ” “Then why did she promote it to you? ” requested Benny. “She advised me she was once able to retire,” Mr. Hanson acknowledged. “Running an entertainment pier is lots of labor. yet now i feel she misses it. She doesn't like every of the adjustments that i've got made to the pier. She complains that i'm doing every little thing fallacious. and she or he will get into arguments with Bob Cooke. ” “Does he give you the results you want, too? ” Benny requested. “Oh, no, Benny. Bob doesn't paintings for me. He owns the enjoyment pier subsequent to mine. It’s an extended tale.

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