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In Harriet Bean and the League of Cheats, Harriet does not consider carefully whilst her mind-reading detective aunts Japonica and Thessalonika enlist her aid to trap a cheat on the racetrack. in spite of everything, Harriet is simply the proper measurement to move undercover as a jockey. but if the plan takes an unforeseen flip, Harriet reveals herself within the saddle!
In The Cowgirl Aunt of Harriet Bean, while Harriet discovers that she has another misplaced aunt--a cowgirl named Formica--she jumps on the probability to hitch her detective aunts on a trip. Aunt Formica's ranch is being laid low with devious farm animals rustlers, and he or she wishes Harriet's aid to trace down the bandits and retailer the ranch. however the Wild West contains risks all its personal. . .
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So you’re Harriet. ” i used to be astonished to listen to that he knew my identify, and that i assumed that Aunt Thessalonika should have known as to assert that we have been coming. We shook arms and he requested me to take a seat. I did so and studied the guy prior to me. He had a wide mustache, grey hair, and 2 heavy glasses. He used to be this kind of guy you may stroll earlier on the street with no ever noticing. his mustache, which was once fairly hairy, I questioned how he lower it. Did he use… “Scissors,” acknowledged the guy. “Most individuals with mustaches use scissors. ” I gasped. right here used to be one other brain reader! have been all inner most detectives brain readers, or used to be it simply my aunts and their buddies? “However,” the guy went on, emerging to his toes, “this mustache by no means should be lower in any respect. And why is that? ” He paused, his eyes glinting throughout the thick lenses of his heavy glasses. “It’s since it is totally and completely … false! ” And with that he ripped the mustache off his face with a short flick of his wrist. “Nor,” he endured, “do i need to spend an excessive amount of time combing this hair, since it, you spot, is … a wig! ” And with one other flourish he ripped off the wig and that i observed his actual hair tumble out from underneath. after which I realized—he was once a lady. in truth, he was once my aunt. It used to be Aunt Japonica in cover. As I stared in astonishment, Aunt Japonica took off the remainder of her hide with a number of deft activities. Off got here the swimsuit, to bare a glittery eco-friendly costume beneath. Off got here the glasses and, with a wipe of a handkerchief, off got here the make-up. “Now you notice me as i actually am,” stated Aunt Japonica with a sigh. “But i like disguises, and I’m so completely happy that our activity calls for us to decorate up lots. ” “She’s first-class at it,” chipped in Aunt Thessalonika. “You should still see her disguised as a nun. ” “Or as a bus driver,” extra Aunt Japonica. “And what concerning the time you have been a puppy? ” acknowledged Aunt Thessalonika. “Tell her approximately that. ” “Oh certain! ” acknowledged Aunt Japonica, her face creased with excitement. “That used to be a case the place we needed to attempt to capture an individual in a park. I controlled to pay money for a dog’s outfit and that i dressed up in it. every person suggestion i used to be a wide puppy, even the opposite canines. ” “Yes,” acknowledged Aunt Thessalonika, “and every thing might have long past rather well if the dogcatcher hadn’t come and spoiled all of it. ” “I’ll by no means forgive him,” stated Aunt Japonica. “I felt so ashamed being dragged away like that during his lousy dogcatcher’s van. yet I obtained my very own again finally. ” “How did you do this? ” I requested. “I requested him the time while he opened the again of the van to get me out on the different end,” acknowledged Aunt Japonica, with a grin. “He received this type of fright that he dropped his keys and ran. I drove his van again to the park, yet by way of that point the individual we have been making plans to seize had long gone. It used to be a superb disgrace. ” After Aunt Japonica had accomplished her tale, i peeked on the room round me. It was once packed with very exciting issues, and that i used to be near to asking to be proven round while Aunt Thessalonika advised that we just do that. “I can inform you’d wish to see a few of our things,” she acknowledged, brain analyzing back.