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Standing at the foot of the gangplank, Nate finally believed they were going. He had made a dozen trips to the tailor, accompanied his mother on numberless shopping excursions for travel necessities, and endured three bon voyage dinners with his aunt’s elderly friends. He had even sent a note to Ace Winchell, his onetime partner in crime fighting.
Suitcases, trunks, and hatboxes with enough clothes for his mother and great-aunt Alice—a whole year’s worth—were already stowed in the first-class cabin Nate would share with them.
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TOM LALICKI is the author of Spellbinder: The Life of Harry Houdini, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and Danger in the Dark, the first book in the Houdini & Nate Mystery series. He lives in Westchester County, New York.
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