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THE MYSTERY IN NEW YORK

created by

GERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER

Illustrated by Charles Tang

ALBERT WHITMAN & Company

Morton Grove, Illinois

Contents

1.  Welcome to New York

2.  A Friendly Invitation

3.  The Elizabeth Star

4.  Broken Glass

5.  A Taste for Diamonds

6.  View from the Harbor

7.  Trapped!

8.  The Chase

9.  No Joke

10.  A Thief's Regret

About the Author

CHAPTER 1

Welcome to New York

“T
here it is! There's New York,” said twelve-year-old Jessie Alden. She pressed her face to the window of the train to see the famous skyline.

“How do you know?” Henry, her fourteen-year-old brother, teased. He was sitting next to her and he leaned over to look out of the window, too.

Just then, the voice of the conductor crackled over the loudspeaker. “Next stop, New York City.”

“See?” said Jessie.

Both Jessie and Henry laughed.

Behind them in the next row of seats, six-year-old Benny leaned over and whispered to the small dog in the dog carrier on the seat next to him, “We're almost there, Watch.”

Watch gave a soft bark. Benny smiled and patted the carrier. Then he straightened and turned to look out the window.

Violet Alden, who was sitting between Benny and Grandfather Alden, glanced out of the window over Benny's shoulder. Then she leaned back and said to her grandfather, “New York is so
big
.” Violet was ten, and she was a little timid sometimes.

Grandfather Alden patted her hand. “It's big and interesting and a lot of fun,” he said. “Remember how much you liked it on your first visit?”

Violet nodded. “It
was
fun,” she said.

“And we solved a mystery, too,” Benny reminded her, turning back around.

“I remember. The mystery of the purple pool,” Violet said. Purple was Violet's favorite color.

“You liked Mrs. Teague and her daughter, Caryn, too,” Grandfather Alden went on.

“Yes. We had fun when they visited us for the Greenfield dog show,” Violet agreed. She was feeling better now. “I'm glad she invited us to New York to visit her in her new apartment.”

Just then the train entered a tunnel and the city disappeared from view.

“Attention, passengers,” the conductor said. “Please make sure you have all your belongings before leaving the train.”

A few minutes later, the train pulled into Penn Station.

The Aldens took their luggage from the baggage rack above their seats. Henry carried Watch in his dog carrier and they made their way through a maze of corridors to the information booth.

Suddenly Jessie pointed. “Look,” she said. “That man is holding up a sign with our name on it.”

Sure enough, a bearded man in a dark red turban and a neat driver's uniform was holding up a sign that said
ALDEN FAMILY
.

“How does he know our name?” Benny asked.

“And why is he wearing that hat?” asked Violet.

“Because he's a Sikh, Violet, from northern India most likely. New York City has all kinds of people. And he knows our name because he's here to pick us up. Mrs. Teague arranged it for us. Most taxis in New York will only carry four people, so she arranged for a special car to pick us up, since there are five of us,” said Grandfather.

“Six, counting Watch,” Jessie said.

Grandfather shook hands with the man holding the sign and introduced himself and the Alden children.

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