By Gertrude Chandler Warner

Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to dwell on my own in a boxcar. Now they've got a house with their grandfather, and they've bought a call for participation to a secret! whilst their buddy Sam will get a letter jam-packed with riddles from an eccentric millionaire, the Aldens are desirous to support him crack the code. If Sam can remedy the puzzle in time, he'll inherit the millionaire's funds! yet Sam isn't the one one on the town to obtain this sort of letter—and whoever solves the secret first will win the prize. The Aldens are wanting to aid their pal, yet fixing the millionaire's secret seems to be even more durable than they anticipated. while each clue ultimately leads them again to Sam, the Boxcar childrens start to ask yourself: might the reply lie someplace in Sam's mysterious previous?

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Alter the ingredients to a beadle and a workhouse – the scenes may be the same, but the whole flavour of vice will be lost, and the boy will turn out a perfect pattern. 28 As already noted, one of the most concerted attacks in this phase of the Newgate controversy came from Thackeray, whose Catherine: A Story was written specifically – according to the advertisement that accompanied volume publication – ‘to counteract the injurious influence of some popular fictions of that day, which made heroes of highwaymen and burglars, and created a false sympathy for the vicious and criminal’.

35 These ranged from notorious murder trials such as 32 The Newgate novel and sensation fiction, 1830–1868 the Road Murder (1860), in which the sixteen-year-old Constance Kent was acquitted of the bloody murder of her four-year-old brother, and the 1857 trial of Madeline Smith, who was accused of killing her lover by putting arsenic in his cocoa, to the Yelverton bigamy-divorce trial which drew attention to marital irregularities and the chaotic state of the marriage laws. The changing state of upper and middle-class marriage was also highlighted by the reporting of the proceedings of the new Divorce Court, created after the passing of the Matrimonial Causes Act of 1857.

The essential characteristic of this age and land is publicity. There exists a press which bares at once to the universal eye every example of guilt that comes before a legal tribunal. In these very newspapers which would forbid a romance writer to depict crime with all that he can suggest to demonstrate its causes, portray its hideousness, insist on its inevitable doom . . the meanest secrets of the prison-house are explored. 34 In the 1860s the sensation novel and the sensation debate were also closely intertwined with developments in the newspaper press.

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