The Mystery of the Traveling Tomatoes: The Boxcar Children Mysteries, Book 117
When the Boxcar Children help out in a local garden, they dig up one strange thing after another! First, the tomato plants seem to move every day. How can that be? Then the Aldens follow the clues to an unsolved bank robbery, and it's clear that a very big mystery is growing in Greenfield.
the sleeve. It looked like it came off and someone tried to sew it back on. Hold on, I’ll get it for you.” Cora returned carrying the uniform. It was the same blue as the AAA Armored Car driver’s uniform. Violet ran her hand over the police patch on the sleeve. “The thief could have clipped this off, robbed the bank, then sewed it back before returning the costume.” Henry borrowed Cora’s computer to search the Greenfield phone directory. “There’s no Mr. Malfrat listed,” he said. “And the
for a moment. “It is a mystery.” It was decided. The Aldens would go to the library the next day and learn all they could about the great Greenfield Bank robbery. CHAPTER 2 The Bank Robbery “You want to know more about the bank robbery?” asked Ms. Connelly, the head librarian. “Yes,” said Henry. “We’d like to read articles written the first few days after the robbery.” “Back in a jiffy,” she said as she went into a room behind the front desk. It was well known around Greenfield that the
there happily until Grandfather found them. When the children saw how nice he was and how much he loved them, they went to live with him in Greenfield. Later, as a surprise, Grandfather had their boxcar brought to their backyard so they could play in it anytime they liked. Benny looked at the picture of the circus train. He turned to Violet, who was a wonderful artist. “Maybe you could paint our boxcar to look like these circus train cars. Maybe you could—” “Look!” Henry pointed at the date on
clock pointed straight up. “This picture was taken at noon,” said Violet. “The newspaper articles say the bank was robbed at twenty minutes after noon.” Henry tugged his bottom lip, thinking. “What if the circus and the bank robbery are connected?” “How?” asked Jessie. “What if the robber knew the whole town would be on Main Street watching the circus parade? That would be a great time to rob a bank.” The last photo showed circus workers setting up big tents in Pleasant Valley Park in the
then. That was before Henry and Benny used them to build the planter for their potatoes. When Mr. Shea brought their food, Benny asked, “Does Duffy mind us using his old tires for our buried treasure?” “We’ve never met Duffy,” said Mrs. Shea. “But Sally, the lady who sold us the Café, said he wouldn’t mind. He moved away and just wants to sell the place.” Benny poked his spoon through the crust of his chicken-potpie. He was so hungry he barely stopped to blow on each spoonful before putting it