Peter and the Sword of Mercy (Peter and the Starcatchers)

By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson

The 12 months is 1901--it's been twenty-three years seeing that Peter and the misplaced Boys lower back from Rundoon. in view that then, not anyone at the island has grown an afternoon older, and the misplaced Boys proceed their friendship with the Mollusk tribe, and their contention with Captain Hook. in the meantime in London, Molly has married George Darling and is elevating 3 teenagers: Wendy, Michael, and John. One evening a customer seems to be at her door; it truly is James, one in every of Peter's unique misplaced Boys. he's now operating for Scotland backyard and suspects that the inheritor to England's throne, Prince Albert Edward, is below the effect of shadow creatures. those shadow creatures are decided to discover a mystery cache of startstuff which fell to London many centuries in the past. The starstuff is hidden in an underground vault which has just one key: the Sword of Mercy, a mythical weapon stored with the Crown Jewels. Molly is decided to aid, but if she by surprise is going lacking, it truly is as much as her eleven-year-old daughter, Wendy, to maintain the starstuff out of the Others' clutches. She has heard her mother's tales of a flying boy named Peter Pan, and he should be her purely wish in saving the realm from a shadowy doom...

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After all not,” he stated. “I’m easily making an statement. I’m basically taking into account your personal future health, Mrs. Darling. Yours, and your family’s. ” Molly met his gaze, held it for a second. “Yes, I’m convinced you are,” she acknowledged. with no one other be aware, she left the place of work, feeling Blake’s eyes on her till she closed the door. The stopover at had taken longer than she anticipated; evening had fallen by the point Molly left Scotland backyard headquarters. She moved quickly to the Westminster tube cease, praying she might get domestic earlier than George. She descended the steep stairway, paid her fare, and made her approach to the District Line platform, joining the scattered dozens of passengers expecting the following teach to rumble out of the darkish tunnel. She felt uneasy—in half due to Blake’s thinly veiled chance, and his noticeable lie approximately James. What was once he hiding? the place was once James? yet anything else was once bothering Molly: a sense she used to be being watched. She glanced round the platform, seeing random teams of workplace staff and employees, humans on their means domestic on the finish of a workday. not anything extra special. And but there has been anything else, whatever she may perhaps suppose, a feeling of risk within the thick air round her. Molly shivered. Don’t be a ninny, she advised herself. You’re imagining issues. nonetheless, she felt it. Molly glanced to her left. on the finish of the platform, on the subject of the tunnel mouth, stood a bobby donning the normal police uniform with its detailed domed helmet. Molly walked towards him, preventing twenty ft away, ashamed of herself for her fearfulness, but feeling more secure closer the bobby and further from the opposite passengers. She waited there, on my own, for a couple of minutes. Then she heard the low sound of a teach coming from the blackness of the tunnel on the a ways finish of the platform. It grew gradually louder, and the teach hurtled into view, likely going a long way too quickly ahead of shuddering to a cease with an earsplitting screech of brakes. front vehicle was once virtually empty. a number of toes away, the car’s gateman was once sliding open its mesh gate. She all started towards it. “Madam! ” shouted a deep voice at the back of her. Molly became. It used to be the bobby. He used to be coming towards her, a major guy with a lush mustache. “Hold up, please, madam! ” he stated, nonetheless coming near near. “But …” stated Molly, gesturing towards the educate. Down the platform, she observed a couple of humans who’d gotten off and have been heading for the steps. The ready passengers had all boarded, aside from Molly. “Get on, madam, if you’re getting on,” stated the gateman. Molly began towards the door. “Wait! ” shouted the bobby, his voice deep and com-manding. Molly hesitated. “Suit your self, madam,” stated the gateman, as he begun sliding the mesh gate closed. The bobby had reached Molly now. He reached out and grabbed her coat sleeve with a big hand. Molly’s eyes met his and he or she knew—she knew—that she couldn't permit him carry her there. She drew again her correct foot and kicked him tough at the shin. As he bent over in discomfort, she yanked her arm loose with all her power, ripping her sleeve yet releasing herself.

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