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The Ruby in the Smoke: A Sally Lockhart Mystery

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Paperback published by Knopf Books for Young Readers (Random House Children's Books)

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“BEWARE THE SEVEN blessings . . . ” When she first utters these words, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn’t know their meaning. But when an employee of her late father hears them, he dies of fear. Thus begins Sally’s terrifying journey into the seamy underworld of Victorian London, in search of clues to her father’s mysterious death.
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“BEWARE THE SEVEN blessings . . . ” When she first utters these words, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn’t know their meaning. But when an employee of her late father hears them, he dies of fear. Thus begins Sally’s terrifying journey into the seamy underworld of Victorian London, in search of clues to her father’s mysterious death.
Product Details
Paperback (256 pages)
Published: September 9, 2008
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Imprint: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375845161
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  • On a cold, fretful afternoon in early October, 1872, a hansom cab drew up outside the offices of Lockhart and Selby, Shipping Agents in the financial heart of London, and a young girl got...

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  • Op een koude, stormachtige middag begin oktober 1872 hield voor het kantoor van de scheepsbevrachters Lockhart & Selby, in het financiële hart van Londen, een rijtuig stil.

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  • An einem kalten, trüben Nachmittag Anfang Oktober 1872 fuhr eine zweirädrige Droschke vor dem Büro von Lockhart und Selby vor, einer Schifffahrtsagentur in Cheapside.

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  • She gathered up letter and box, and left for the train.

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  • Ze pakte de brief en het kistje op en ging op weg naar de trein.

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