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Ficha The Sign of the Twisted Candles


Título: The Sign of the Twisted Candles
Autor: Carolyn Keene
Editorial: Gosset and Dunlap
Año de Publicación: 1933
Idioma: Inglés
Serie: Nancy Drew
Páginas: 176

While solving the mystery of an old man's disappearing fortune, Nancy both starts and ends a family feud and reveals the identity of an orphan of unknown parentage. this story focuses on Nancy's encounter with a 100-year-old man at "The Sign of the Twisted Candles," a roadside inn and restaurant. Nancy, Bess and George take afternoon tea there while waiting out a storm. They encounter Asa Sidney, celebrating his 100th birthday, and the pathetic maid/waitress Carol Wipple, mistreated by her adoptive parents, Frank and Emma Jemmit.

Nancy discovers that Mr. Sidney is an elderly relative of Bess and George, and her willingness to communicate with him launches a family feud upon his death a few days later, and leaves her chumless, as the cousins refuse to associate with Nancy. Carol is named as the major benefactress, and Nancy must prove that Frank and Emma Jemmit have misappropriated property. Relatives of Mr. Sidney and his wife(Sidney and Boonton families) fight over the money, getting in on the action. Nancy also must discover why Asa was interested in the young woman.


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