By Donald J. Sobol

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The junior sleuth and his capable assistant, Sally Kimball, are again in harness, discovering a stolen portray and a lacking track script, exposing a crooked marathon, and fixing different mysteries.

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What luck! " was one victory apiece. The third and deciding event was blowing It for size. Cephas had He lost a little of his confidence. did not glance at Teresa as he took a deep breath and gathered himself together. A thin tip of pink appeared between his lips grew and grew until it hid his face. Gently, as if it were a ball of hammered lace, he pulled the bubble free and held it for Sally to measure. Twelve and grew steadily into a bubble. It inches! "I don't know how I did it," he gasped.

Any pet just that is beautiful," stated Scott. " He turned to snap a picture of a passing an apron, beads, and wig. Then he waved to the detectives and hurried off to take collie in more pictures. Encyclopedia and Sally wandered the dogs. Most been given a of them looked home among like they had out of sympathy. At noon the judging started. For each class there was a champion and ten runners-up. Nearly every kid would win a prize. Twitchy didn't win anything. When the ugliest-dog contest was called, she was fast asleep and could not be wakened.

How hollering was a dying art. How hoUerers were being replaced by screechers, screamers, and yellers. But not today. 35 ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN SETS THE PACE He greeted the detectives with a friendly wave and fell into step beside them. He not holler a single chorus of "Precious ories/' his did Mem- medal-winning selection. 'Tou're unusually quiet, Hilbert/' commented Sally after they had walked a block in silence. "My top notes are shot/' said Hilbert in a voice raspy enough to "I overdid "You it smooth asparagus tips.

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