Five Have Plenty of Fun (Famous Five, Book 14)
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George is not pleased when Berta, a spoilt American girl, turns up at Kirrin Cottage in the middle of the night - dressed in disguise! But George hasn't got time to be jealous. Berta is in hiding from kidnappers, and she needs help. The Famous Five are the only ones who can protect her - but will they risk danger to themselves to help out a virtual stranger?
Berta. �Yes. Ive come for Sally, said Berta. �Hallo - wheres George? Anne looked at the empty bed beside hers. �I dont know. The last thing I heard of her was in the middle of the night when we got cross because Sally wouldnt settle down, and George said she would take her down to the kennel. �Oh. Well, probably George has gone down to fetch her back, said Berta. �Ill go up and dress. Its a heavenly morning again. Are you going to bathe before breakfast, because if so Ill just put
and it was she who had found a home for her when Jos father had had to go to prison. �Come on, Master Lesley, she said. �We must hurry. Master Julian, is she to go as a girl or a boy now - weve got to decide that too. �A girl, please - please, please, a girl! said Berta, at once. Julian considered. �Yes, I think youre right, he said. �Youd better be a girl now - but for goodness sake dont call yourself Berta yet. �She can be Jane, said Joan, firmly. �Thats a nice name, but quite
Anne smile. �Whats all that? said the sergeant, in surprise, nodding his head towards the front path, down which Joan and Berta had just rushed. Julian explained. The sergeant frowned. �You shouldnt have arranged about that till youd consulted us, he said. Julian was quite taken aback. �Well, you see, he said, �it seemed to me that I must get Berta out of the house and hidden away at once in case the kidnappers realised quickly that theyd got the wrong girl. �Thats so, said the
danger’? exploded Dick. �What are you going to do to get her back? �Now, now! said the sergeant, annoyed. �She is in no danger - shes not the person they want. They will free her as soon as they realise that. �They wont, said Dick. �Theyll get on to her father and make him give up a few secrets! �Well, that will give us a little more time to find these men, said the irritating sergeant, and he stood up, big and burly in his navy blue uniform. �Let me know at once if you have any
mother suddenly put her arms round the sleeping George and kissed her and hugged her. She had worried so much about her - and now here she was, safe and sound after all! George awoke at once. She sat up and gazed at her mother and father in astonishment. �Oh - youre back! Oh, how lovely! When did you come? �Just now, said her mother. �But George - why is everyone asleep - and how did you get here - we thought you were… �Oh, Mother - yes, of course you dont know half the story, do you?