By J. P. Martin
The tale starts off with the coming no longer of a detective, yet of catastrophe: Badfort is on the market, but if Uncle comes to a decision to shop for it, demolish it, and construct a pleasantly appointed park at the web site, he's forestalled. Beaver Hateman has offered it cost effectively to an individual at the that he, Hateman, is permitted to stick on as a paying visitor. Uncle attempts to console himself by way of carrying on with his unending exploration of Homeward. He comes around the paintings Gallery, reached alongside Quack stroll among ponds crowded with noisy and competitive geese. En path he discovers the mysterious Crack condo, that is the lair of a vicious and horribly squawking creature, half-bat, half-bird, known as Batty. After vacationing the artwork Gallery, Uncle pursues a document of buried treasure there.
By now the Detective of the identify has seemed: a sublime and astute fox known as A. B. Fox, who proves priceless of his lease (five shillings or twenty-five pence an afternoon) because the Badfort Crowd, sniffing treasure from afar, are continually at the prowl.
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