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THE
HARDY BOYS
®

SECRET FILES #1

Trouble at the Arcade

BY
FRANKLIN W. DIXON
ILLUSTRATED BY
SCOTT BURROUGHS

 

If you purchased this book without a cover, you should be aware that this book is stolen property. It was reported as “unsold and destroyed” to the publisher, and neither the author nor the publisher has received any payment for this “stripped book.”

This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author's imagination, and any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

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Library of Congress Control Number 2009932648
ISBN 978-1-4169-9164-9
ISBN 978-1-4169-9922-5 (eBook)

 

Contents

1 Alien Attack!

2 Fun World

3 A Major Score

4 Who's the Thief?

5 A Big Threat

6 A Real Mystery

7 Who, What, When . . .

8 A New Suspect

9 Lost and Found

10 Secret File #1: Solved!

1
Alien Attack!

A
ll humans will be destroyed!”
a metallic voice rang out.

Nine-year-old Frank Hardy gasped as yet another row of hideous aliens appeared over the horizon. There was no question about it. Earth was being invaded!

“Ha!” he shouted, and his dark hair fell in his eyes as he dodged a laser blast by doing a somersault through the air. Then he ducked around a huge pile of rocks.

Oh no! There were more aliens behind the rock pile. And these were even worse. They were spitting horrible blue goo!

BLURP!
A wad of goo came flying at Frank.

He jumped up and did a flip in midair to avoid the goo. Then he karate-kicked a rock. It crashed down on one of the aliens.

SPLAT!
Blue goo spurted everywhere.

“Gotcha!” Frank cried.

“Frank! Are you up there?”

For a second Frank thought one of the aliens was calling him. Then he realized it wasn't an alien. It was his mother. He blinked and looked up from the video game console.

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