The Perils of Peppermints
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Emily tries to keep her spirits up while counting the days until she can rejoin Aunt and Uncle Twice. But she soon realizes her aunt and uncle have all but forgotten her, and, worse, Mrs. Spilking's behavior grows increasingly cruel -- and suspicious. Can Emily discover what's going on at the dreadful school before her future is destroyed forever?
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The black cab rumbling through the city at nightfall swayed and shook with every gust of icy wind that blasted down the streets. Its roof was piled so dangerously high with bundles, boxes, and baggage that the cab further distressed its three occupants by very nearly tipping over each time it rounded a corner.
Inside the cab, no one spoke, each one being deep in thought. The only sounds heard were the drumming of the horses' hooves, the chink-chinking of their harnesses, and the clicking of sleet hurling itself against the windows.
Emily Luccock, one of the three inside the... see more