By Jenny Nimmo
When Charlie turns twelve on New Year's Eve, the Flame Cats provide him a grave caution: whatever historical has awoken, and Charlie has to be watchful. quickly Charlie learns that the shadow from the purple King's portrait has been published, and that it'll do something to maintain Charlie from discovering his father. in the meantime, pets are mysteriously vanishing from town, and Olivia is at risk of unveiling her newfound powers.
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I promise never, ever to tell a soul about this place or that door," Billy said in a small voice. Mr. Onimous smiled at last. "You don't need to know any more. Forget it. " "Yes," came the whispered reply. Though how could Billy possibly forget such an exciting place? 37 The rat began to squeak again and they all trooped back to the kitchen to find out what he had to say. " asked Benjamin. " Rembrandt was placed in the center of the table, and when everyone had taken a place, Billy gave the rat a light, prompting hum.
Billy continued with a series of high squeaks and strange little hums. The rat responded with a few squeaks of his own, and Billy said, "He's had a bit of an adventure. " As he said this, he turned to see Mr. Onimous closing a very small door. Black and scarred with age, the door nevertheless perfectly fit a gaping hole in the wall. "Wow! " asked Billy, staring at the door. "It's just a hole," Charlie said quickly. Mr. Onimous bent and retrieved a tiny brass key lying on the floor. "Animals," he grunted, fitting the 36 key into a tiny lock in the ancient door.
She bent over her desk and began to shuffle papers into a drawer. After a short and anxious interval, Charlie begged, "Please tell us about your theory, Miss Ingledew. " Miss Ingledew pushed a lock of luxuriant chestnut hair away from her face and straightened up. " She sat on the arm of Paton's chair. "As you know, the Red King, from whom you are all descended - except for you, of course, Benjamin - well, when the queen died and the king left to mourn alone in the forest, 46 his ten children fought among themselves until five of them left the castle forever.