By Gertrude Chandler Warner
The youngsters search for Spotzie the cat.
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The guy grew to become up a slim alley, leaped over a low fence, and disappeared. The Aldens stopped via the fence, respiring tough. After they’d gotten their breath, they rotated and went again the way in which they’d come, heading for Dr. Scott’s place of work. “Did anyone realize him? ” requested Henry. not anyone had. It have been demanding to inform whatever in regards to the mysterious stranger. He’d been too distant, or even although the day had gotten scorching, he was once donning a hat, a coat, darkish glasses, a headscarf, and dishevelled pants. They couldn’t even inform even if he used to be fats or skinny! “Maybe he has anything to do with Spotzie,” stated Jessie thoughtfully. “But what? ” requested Violet. “I don’t know,” stated Jessie. “I’ve simply received a humorous feeling. ” The Boxcar teenagers walked in silence for some time, pondering what Jessie had stated. The Aldens saved a cautious wait for the mysterious stranger the entire approach to Dr. Scott’s place of work, yet he by no means reappeared. after they received to the veterinarian’s place of work, her assistant stated, “Dr. Scott is especially busy straight away. ” At that second, Dr. Scott walked out to the ready room with a woman protecting a small puppy with a bandage on its paw. “And determine she remains off that paw,” Dr. Scott acknowledged. “Thank you, Dr. Scott,” stated the woman. She and the puppy went out. Dr. Scott observed the Aldens and greeted them. “So you might have a cat now, too? ” she requested, seeing the signal Violet used to be protecting. “Oh, no,” stated Violet. “The cat belongs to another individual. We’re simply aiding locate her. ” “You can placed the check in at the wall over there. ” Dr. Scott pointed. “I’ll retain an eye fixed out for her, too. reliable success. ” “Thank you,” stated Henry. “By the best way, Dr. Scott — has somebody else been in searching for a lacking cat? A noticed one like Spotzie? ” Dr. Scott shook her head. “No one. ” a guy got here into the ready room with a wide, shaggy puppy bouncing on the finish of a leash. “Well, i must come back to paintings. stable success back. ” The Aldens positioned the check in at the wall and went again outdoors. “Lunchtime? ” acknowledged Benny expectantly. “Not fairly, Benny,” stated Jessie. She regarded again over her shoulder, however the mysterious stranger had now not reappeared. “We have to cross see if Mr. Woods has an image of Spotzie. that may support our seek. ” The Aldens rode their bicycles over to Mr. Woods’s apartment. This time, once they bought there, Mrs. Valentine opened the door whilst Henry knocked. She smiled. “Hello,” she stated. “Come in. ” She led how to the kitchen. a quick younger lady with plenty of curly crimson hair used to be sitting on the kitchen desk. “This is my niece, Whitney,” stated Mrs. Valentine. “Whitney, those are the Aldens: Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny. ” “How nice,” acknowledged Whitney. “It’s great to fulfill you, too,” stated Henry courteously. “I simply made a few cookies,” stated Mrs. Valentine. “Cookies? i love cookies,” acknowledged Benny. Mrs. Valentine laughed. “I comprehend you do, Benny. Mrs. McGregor has advised me. probably you’d like a few cookies now? ” “Yes, thank you,” stated Benny, speedily sitting down on the kitchen desk. every person laughed. whereas Henry helped pour milk into glasses, Jessie and Violet joined Benny and Whitney. “We’ve been trying to find Spotzie,” Jessie informed Whitney.