Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware (A Pals in Peril Tale)

Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware (A Pals in Peril Tale)

M.T. Anderson

Language: English

Pages: 448

ISBN: 1442408383

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

It is a land of wonders. It is a land of mystery. It is a land that time forgot (or chose specifically not to remember). Cut off from the civilized world for untold years by prohibitive interstate tolls at the New Jersey border, this land is called: Delaware. It is into the mist-shrouded heart of this forbidden mountainous realm that our plucky and intrepid heroes Jasper Dash: Boy Technonaut, and his friends Lily Gefelty and Katie Mulligan, must journey to unravel a terrible mystery.

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and Adorable Autarch of Dagsboro. He had huge, piratical mustaches that pointed up at each end. He wore big, square plastic glasses that would have looked dumb even back in the eighties, when they were from, and an ugly necktie. The poster was covered with slogans in Doverian. To deface one of the posters—by removing the ridiculous mustaches, for example, rubbing out the goatee, erasing the stupid glasses, or whiting out the missing tooth—was punishable by death. Katie and Lily strolled right by

one of those four peaks.” “I know this mountains. I love this glacier. I have spoked with this pillar for days. These places, they are to me as familiar as my own back.” “Super,” said Jasper. “You don’t know your own back at all,” said Katie. “No one sees their own back.” “Maybe I have seen it in the mirror. Just as we see all things in a mirror.” “Maybe,” said Katie. “Maybe when I go to the shop and try on shirts.” “Okay,” said Katie. “It is very dangerous journey,” said Bntno. “We are

make dinner over their gas rings or cook-fires. “What are you drinking?” Lisa Buldene asked Katie, sitting down beside her. Katie looked at the label. “The state-sponsored cola. Yum. ‘Tyrant Splash.’” She took a big swig. “Sure,” said Lisa Buldene, smiling. “I tried it earlier. But it’s actually not a cola. It’s the Delaware government’s brand of bottled water. Straight from the St. Jones River.” “What do you mean?” said Katie. “It sure tastes like a cola. And it’s brown and bubbly. And

and pulled them forward. And then, terrible to hear, came the sound of stomping. They didn’t turn to look. They didn’t turn to see that massive gut, those terrible claws springing along the empty avenue—those awful, ancient features twisted in an hideous, toothy grin, because they didn’t want to know that something so massive might seek their flesh, snatch them up, tear them to pieces. They ran. 42 Through the dark, falling over one another, the light from Jasper’s atomic torch

strangely in place. Lily put her finger to her lips. So Katie was very quiet when she reached down and shook Jasper and whispered, “Jas…Hey, Jas, we figured out which mountain is which.” She looked again at Lily for approval. Lily was frantically waving her hands and shaking her head. Lily pointed to Bntno’s sleeping bag. Katie didn’t know what was going on, but she froze. They both listened. “Come in, Ministry of Silence…,” Bntno was muttering. “Here, Agent Bntno…Ministry of Silence, please

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