By Tamora Pierce

"From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the more youthful dual. I'll be a knight."
In a time while women are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wishes not anything greater than to be knight of the area of Tortall. So she unearths the way to change areas together with her brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna starts off her education as a web page on the palace of King Roald. the line to knighthood, as she discovers, isn't really a simple one. Alanna needs to grasp guns, wrestle, magic -- and in addition well mannered habit, her mood, or even her personal middle. With stubbornness, ability, and bold, she wins the admiration of throughout her, and the friendship of Prince Jonathan of Tortall himself. yet she additionally makes an enemy of the prince's uncle, the robust and captivating Duke Roger....
full of swords and sorcery, event and intrigue, stable and evil, Alanna's first event starts off -- person who will result in the success of her goals and the paranormal future that may make her a legend in her land.

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Looking back at the evening which you spent together, does anything stand out in your memory as throwing any possible light upon the tragedy? Think carefully, Mr. " "Were they nervous people? " Mortimer Tregennis considered earnestly for a moment. "There is one thing occurs to me," said he at last. "As we sat at the table my back was to the window, and my brother George, he being my partner at cards, was facing it. I saw him once look hard over my shoulder, so I turned round and looked also.

The only suggestion in this direction comes from Mortimer Tregennis himself, who says that his brother spoke about some movement in the garden. That is certainly remarkable, as the night was rainy, cloudy, and dark. Anyone who had the design to alarm these people would be compelled to place his very face against the glass before he could be seen. There is a three-foot flower-border outside this window, but no indication of a footmark. It is difficult to imagine, then, how an outsider could have made so terrible an impression upon the company, nor have we found any possible motive for so strange and elaborate an attempt.

A shadow passed over the gaunt face of the explorer. "You are very inquisitive, Mr. " With an effort Dr. Sterndale recovered his ruffled composure. "I have no objection to telling you," he said. "It was Mr. " "Thank you," said Holmes. "I may say in answer to your original question that I have not cleared my mind entirely on the subject of this case, but that I have every hope of reaching some conclusion. " The famous doctor strode out of our cottage in considerable ill-humour, and within five minutes Holmes had followed him.

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