By Lloyd Alexander
Vesper and her buddies are crusing off to the newly chanced on archeological website of Troy. yet probability is shut behind—and the occasion is tricked and imprisoned in a wonderful palace known as Xanadu. Xanadu’s grasp is none except Vesper’s archenemy, Dr. Helvitius, who has a diabolical scheme to dominate the area. His first target is to ruin Vesper, who has thwarted him as soon as too frequently. break out turns out very unlikely. but when somebody can do it, Vesper can!
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The vassilos, the village chief, a wiry old man with a mustache like bicycle handlebars, greeted The Weed as if they were the best of chums. He invited us to look at an array of clay tablets. "See the letters on them, sir," The Weed said. " The vassilos began speaking so rapidly I could barely keep up with his remarks. I did get the general drift. The tablets had been treasured up as venerable objects. It would take some days of study to decipher The Weed's inscriptions, but the vassilos was sure it could be done.
She explained our urgent business regarding the mysterious script The Weed was attempting to decipher; and, as expected, The Weed broke in to babble about vowel frequencies, recurring suffixes, and would have rambled on forever had I not encouraged him to stop. Professor Dionescu appeared greatly interested. "It is possible, as one colleague to another, I may be able to help you. " "Jolly decent of you," The Weed replied. "I'd be glad—" "Please, please, Tobias," I said. "We appreciate the offer, all the more since it comes from a distinguished academic.
Nevertheless, I enlarged on my order of battle. Taking a firm tone of command, I explained that I would stand at the doorway, ready to spring, with Smiler and Slider on my left and right. Vesper and Mary would be protected in our midst, The Weed behind them as rear guard. "Although we have no weapons," I told them, "our best resource is courage and determination—" "I cannot entirely approve of such violent behavior. " Mary hesitated. "But—but I have a weapon. " I cried as Mary drew a piece of silverware from her sleeve and pressed it in my hand.
The Xanadu Adventure (Vesper Holly) by Lloyd Alexander