The Secret of Spiggy Holes (The Secret Series, Book 2)
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The children, reunited with their parents again (and Jack now adopted as part of the family), go on holiday at the rugged Cornish coast with a family friend, Miss Dimity ("Dimmy", who would appear in several further books in the series), and get drawn into a kidnapping case as they discover a boy being held prisoner in a castle tower nearby.
Mike. �I simply cant understand how those men came down to the beach tonight without us seeing them pass. So, with the help of the torches the children followed two pairs of footsteps from the cove, round the beach - and into a big cave! �So they must have been hiding here all the time! said Jack. �Look, said Mike, in a puzzled voice, swinging his torch all over the sandy beach. �There are no more footsteps beyond this cave - they didnt come to the cave by the cliff-path, thats certain.
cant rescue him by using the secret passage, said Jack, �because even if we used it, it only takes us to the cellars, and Mr. Diaz keeps the tower-room locked. This is going to be difficult. �We shall have to be very careful not to be seen by Mr. Diaz at our window, said Nora. �Perhaps he already thinks we know about the prisoner. �He cant know that, said Jack. �He didnt see our messages. �I say! Ive got an idea! said Mike. �What about us making a rope-ladder and getting up to the
widened out a little in a moment or two and dipped down into the next cave. But as that was also full of swishing waves Jack could go no farther. The hole was simply a connection between the two caves, it seemed. �Well, I simply cant do anything but wait here. thought Jack. So he waited - and in a minute or two he heard the sound of people in the cave he had left, and heard voices. �Hes not here, Luiz, said the voice of Mr. Diaz. �And he couldnt possibly have gone down through the
in two long plaits over her shoulder, and she somehow looked different, but very kind and anxious. �Wheres Mike? she said. �Is he ill? They sat on her bed, and first one and then another of the children told her the strange story of the Old House, the secret passage from the shore to the cellars of the Old House, the prince who was a prisoner in the tower - and then how Mike had been caught at the top of the rope-ladder. Dimmy listened in the greatest surprise and astonishment. She asked
go back to the Old House - wed just be walking into danger! George rubbed his chin and thought hard. They couldnt go forward - they couldnt go back - and certainly they couldnt stay in the middle! �Seems as if wed better go and have a look at that other blocked-up passage, said George at last. �You know - the one that branches off this one to join the secret way between the shore-cave and the cellars of the Old House. �Right, said Jack. �The block there may not be so bad as it looks.