Peter and the Secret of Rundoon (Peter and the Starcatchers)

By Ridley Pearson, Dave Barry

In this action-packed 3rd installment within the Starcatchers sequence, Peter and Molly locate themselves within the risky land of Rundoon, governed by means of an evil king who enjoys gazing his puppy snake eat those that displease him. yet that is just the start of difficulties dealing with our heroes, who once more locate themselves pitted opposed to the evil shadow-creature Lord Ombra in a fight to save lots of themselves, let alone the planet. it is a wild barren region experience, with rockets, carpets, and camels all flying in the course of the air, zooming towards an unforgettable climax...

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Bankruptcy eight the hearth is going OUT 440 yards INLAND FROM the western shore of Mollusk Island rose a ramshackle wall of palm-tree trunks, sharpened to knife issues on the most sensible and lashed jointly to shape a decent citadel. At one nook, a reside palm towered over the fortress with a platform outfitted atop it, making a lookout. Upon that platform sat a deeply tanned guy clothed in what may slightly go for rags, with few the teeth in his mouth and hair right down to his shoulders. Eagle Eye Potts—so known as simply because he may possibly spot a lizard scratching itself three-quarters of a mile away—spent a great deal of time within the lookout tree, looking forward to symptoms of difficulty. yet at once he was once bothered by way of anything he didn’t see. He’d been pondering not easy for the higher a part of a part hour, attempting to figure out what it was once. unexpectedly it got here to him. “No smoke,” Eagle Eye muttered. Then he shouted it: “Smee! There’s no smoke! ” lower than, within the colour of the fortress wall, a truly around guy with a really around, crimson face jerked conscious from his catnap and wiped a few drool from his stubbly chin. This used to be Smee, the captain’s first mate at sea and his lackey on land. “What? ” he shouted as much as Eagle Eye. “There’s no smoke! ” repeated Eagle Eye. “Smoke? ” shouted Smee. “Where? ” “No! There’s NO smoke,” shouted Eagle Eye. “Where is there no smoke? ” shouted Smee, stressed. “Anywhere! ” acknowledged Eagle Eye. Smee thought of that for a second, then without notice understood. He rose and scurried to the captain’s hut, a makeshift affair of stick partitions and a palm-frond roof. “Cap’n! ” he stated, tapping tentatively on what handed for the door. “Get in the following, Smee! ” responded a gruff voice. Smee stepped into the hut, which was once occupied through a tall, gaunt guy with lengthy, tangled, black hair and a pointy metal hook the place his left hand had as soon as been. He used to be known as Captain Hook through his males, notwithstanding he had as soon as been referred to as Black Stache, the main feared pirate at the seven seas. A prodigious exhibit of facial hair sprouted underneath his nostril, greased and curved at the ends and stretching approximately ten inches in size while totally prolonged. His concentration in the mean time used to be his lengthy ft, and specifically his thick, yellow toenails, which curved round his feet like claws. He used to be rubbing the nail on his great toe with a section of lava rock, trying to grind it down. “Cap’n, sir,” Smee stated. “Eagle Eye…” “It ain’t no solid, Smee,” interrupted Hook, no longer having a look up. “Either the nail is just too difficult or the rock too tender, however it don’t solution. Get down in your knees there, and provides us a chunk. ” “A chew? ” “My toenail, you idjit. ” “But, Cap’n…” “Now! ” Smee shuddered, edged ahead, and went down on one knee. He stared on the ugly yellowed fang that protruded from the captain’s soiled vast toe. “But, Cap’n…” “Just supply it a nip there at the facet. i will be able to tear it off after that. ” Smee closed his eyes, held his breath, and did as he was once instructed. He had 5 enamel and basically that met. He pressed those jointly, bit down challenging, and heard a click on. His mouth tasted like…he couldn’t give it some thought. “Splendid!

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