The Adventurous Four Again (Rewards)
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This is a story of the further adventures of four children who get into some hair-raising scrapes, but always manage to survive them. It is one in a series of adventure stories by Enid Blyton, and should appeal to both boys and girls.
leapt off. He and Tom shook hands, both grinning widely in delight. The twins flung themselves on the fisher-boy and hugged him, squealing in delight. ”Andy, you’ve grown! Andy, you’re browner than ever! Oh, Andy, we’re all back again, isn’t it lovely?” ”Grand,” said Andy, as pleased as they were. He repeated the word and rolled the r in it even more. “Gr-r-r-r-rand!” Then his father jumped out to make the boat fast. He smiled at the three children, and shook hands gravely with them all. He
river! ”Now-tell us everything!” said Jill, when Tom had finished his meal. Tom glanced at Andy, and looked rather embarrassed. He didn’t like to own up to his disobedience, which had nearly brought disaster on him. Andy saw the look. “I suppose you played the fool, and got in through the waterfall opening?” he said, not unkindly, but sternly. Tom went red and nodded. ”Yes-I did,” he said. “I’m sorry, Andy. I know you’re the skipper here. I just felt I had to. But I wished and wished I hadn’t
holding on to it till the boy had it safely, because of the rushing wind. ”Look at that,” he said. “Those dots are rocks. See how the sea nearer in is peppered with them. Sly rocks they are-just below the surface. They’ll scratch a hole in the bottom of a boat in the twinkling of an eye. It takes us longer to go out to sea, and then turn in, but it’s safer. We’ve got to look out for three tall pine-trees on a cliff, before we turn in. They’re marked on the map.” Everyone studied the map with
loud voice. “We’re in an underground tunnel, right under the sea itself-and I bet I know where it leads to! It goes to the Cliff of Birds.” Tom gaped. He was so astonished that he couldn’t say a word. He stared at Andy, and listened to the dull, muffled boom above him. Yes-it must be waves pounding away up there, far above their heads. Tom hoped the floor of the sea was good and strong! It wasn’t nice to think of all that water away up there. ”That’s why that tunnel sloped so steeply,” said
of the shallow cave where Tom had left his ill-fated camera! ”Now for a meal!” said the ever-hungry Tom. “And then-a good long doze in the sun! After that-all set to find the good old Andyl” CHAPTER 22 Down to the Andy-and What Happened There THE boys had a very good meal up on the ledge m the sm They talked about the girls and wondered how they were getting on, and if they were all right. ”At any rate, they’ve got food,” said Tom. “I wish they could share this spam and peaches