The Great Shark Mystery (Boxcar Children Mystery & Activities Specials #20)
Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Alden children are on vacation at an aquarium in Florida. The Boxcar Children will feed the penquins, swim with dolphins, and come face-to-face with a great white shark! But the Aldens soon discover that the shark is in danger.
about a ‘secret plan’ and directing her to Wilson’s,” Henry said. “Emily has lost her card key,” added Benny. “And she doesn’t want anyone to know.” “And we found a card key right outside Wilson’s,” said Jessie. “Also, Emily seemed really interested in the burglary when we told her about it,” said Henry. “Especially the diamonds.” The children stopped talking as a waiter brought over their pizza. For a few minutes everyone was silent as they each bit into a hot, cheesy slice. “But why would
to kill the shark.” “I don’t like her much, either,” said Jessie. “But that doesn’t mean she’s a thief.” “She is very concerned about money,” Henry pointed out. “Emily said she’s been cutting the budget to try to save money at the park. And it’s obvious the park needs money—maybe stealing diamonds was how she planned to get it.” Suddenly, Violet spoke up. “Remember when she was talking to Mac? She said she had a plan to get some money! She wouldn’t say what it was because it was risky. And
to Wilson’s for a secret plan,” said Henry. “And he has neat handwriting,” said Violet. “That’s it!” Jessie said excitedly. “What?” the others asked. “I have an idea,” Jessie said. “I’ll tell you later.” The Aldens caught up with Emily in front of the Penguin House. She led them in through a door marked EMPLOYEES ONLY. “Here,” Emily said, taking bright blue jackets from a closet and handing them to the children. “What are these for?” asked Benny. “It’s hot outside.” “But it’s cold in the
The children looked at one another, their faces pink with embarrassment. No one knew what to say. Finally, Jessie began, “Well, we found a card key near the store, and you lost yours, and you didn’t want anyone to know.” “And then on the back of that piece of paper yesterday was a note leading us to Wilson’s, and it mentioned a secret plan,” Henry said. “And then we figured out who J was, but you kept saying you didn’t know him,” Violet put in. “But you didn’t really do it, did you?” Benny
help them—he was the only one working in the store that night—and I noticed the door to the diamond case had been left open.” Mac frowned as he remembered. “It just seemed so easy. I’d take the diamonds, sell them somewhere, and donate the cash to the park.” Mac shook his head again. “And it was easy. No one was looking and the diamonds are kept in a separate alcove. I had my gym bag with me, so I just pulled out a tray of jewelry and slipped it into my bag.” He swallowed hard. “And that was