Chapter One: Ten Inches of Snow
"Wow!" eight-year-old Nancy Drew exclaimed. She was looking out her bedroom window. A thick layer of snow covered the grass, the trees, and the houses. The rose bushes in the yard were completely buried. The snow had fallen during the night, while Nancy was sleeping.
Nancy dressed for school as quickly as possible. She ran downstairs.
Her father was sitting at the kitchen table. Hannah Gruen, the Drews' housekeeper, was working at the counter. She had taken care of Nancy ever since her mother died, five years earlier.
"Good morning, Daddy," Nancy said. "Hi, Hannah. Isn't the snow great?"