By Franklin W. Dixon

There's a concern in Bayport! quickly the town could be with out water! each evening, water surprisingly disappears from the hot reservoir close to cranium Mountain. Frank and Joe Hardy sign up for forces with a group of expert engineers to unravel the baffling secret.

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Is whatever mistaken? ” “I’m afraid so, Dad. ” He advised approximately Frank’s disappearance. Fenton Hardy was once alarmed. “We’ll pass at once to go looking the bay! ” he declared. “Frank can’t have long past very a long way within the Sleuth,” Joe stated, “because he didn’t have an entire tank of gasoline. ” “I’ll ask the harbor police to take us out of their helicopter,” his father stated, A two-hour seek over Barmet Bay and its coves didn't exhibit any signal of the lacking boy or of the Sleuth. Then the helicopter headed out over deeper water. each send within the harbor used to be signaled, each flickering gentle and weird sound investigated. there has been no hint of Frank. The pilot appeared grim and acknowledged not anything, however the police sergeant beside him spoke up. “I’m afraid we’re in for a few climate. We can’t not sleep for much longer. ” “I understand,” acknowledged Mr. Hardy. “How a lot time will we have? ” The sergeant seemed uncertain. “Don’t understand. We’ll play it by way of ear. ” The Hardys may well suppose the wind buffeting the sunshine craft with expanding strength. The sky was once black and starless. unexpectedly the radio within the helicopter crackled and commenced squawking a message. Joe and his father strained to make out the phrases over the noise of the motor. The pilot listened closely and spoke back “Roger! ” “What did they are saying? ” Joe requested anxiously. “Headquarters has had a record from an airliner of wreckage at the coast at Land’s finish. We’ll buzz in the market and examine. ” Joe didn't dare examine his father. either had a similar worry. In annoying silence they stared out the home windows of the craft, straining their eyes to work out throughout the darkness. “Land’s finish! ” stated the sergeant ultimately. He pointed forward at an extended, darkish spit of rocks which thrust out into the ocean. White spray dashed excessive round it. Moments later the helicopter’s searchlight picked out a wide fragment of a ship wedged one of the rocks. there has been no signal of lifestyles anyplace. “It’s a speedboat, all right,” the sergeant acknowledged. Joe’s throat tightened. “I can’t see if it’s the Sleuth,” he acknowledged. “Can you pass decrease? ” Mr. Hardy requested the pilot. “I can’t set ’er down,” the fellow spoke back. “The water’s too tough. I’ll cross as shut as i will be able to. ” He dropped the whirlybird down and saved the sunshine informed at the wreckage. Joe’s center sank. The damaged boat gave the impression of the Sleuth. Then abruptly an incredible wave crashed over the smash and a part of it broke unfastened. because the wooden swirled within the surf, Joe noticed letters on it. With a surge of reduction he exclaimed, “No! It’s now not ours! Her name’s the Mary Anne. ” Mr. Hardy gave a sigh of aid. “Mary Anne! ” exclaimed the sergeant. “So we stumbled on her ultimately! That’s the speedboat which used to be swept clear of her moorings within the final colossal typhoon we had. fortunately there has been not anyone aboard. ” The pilot suggested the invention into his radio as he became the helicopter again towards the bay. The Hardys resumed their watch, yet in useless. “I’m sorry, sir,” the pilot informed Mr. Hardy finally. “I’m afraid it doesn’t glance solid. ” “And we can’t continue this ‘bird’ out a lot longer,” the sergeant stated. “The storm’s getting worse. ” He advised that they seek back in sunlight and Mr.

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