Chapter One: Squishy Mud
"One minute of school left," eight-year-old Nancy Drew whispered. It was Thursday afternoon.
"That's only sixty seconds," Bess Marvin whispered back. Bess was one of Nancy's two best friends. Her blue eyes were bright with excitement.
George Fayne was Nancy's other best friend. George sat at the front of the row. Nancy could tell George was excited, too. Her shiny dark curls bounced as she moved around in her seat.
"Fifty-five seconds," Nancy whispered. "Fifty-four, fifty-three..."
Nancy tried to sit still, but she was too excited. She and Bess and George were taking their first riding lesson after...