Five Go Adventuring Again

Five Go Adventuring Again (published in 1943) is the second book in the Famous Five series by the British author, Enid Blyton.

Five Go Adventuring Again
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Original First edition cover
AuthorEnid Blyton
IllustratorEileen Alice Soper
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
SeriesThe Famous Five series
GenreMystery, Adventure novel
PublisherHodder & Stoughton
Publication date
1943
Media typePrint (hardcover and paperback)
Preceded byFive on a Treasure Island (1942
Followed byFive Run Away Together (1944

PlotEdit

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy return to Kirrin Cottage for the Christmas holidays. Uncle Quentin, who is working on a secret theory in his study, takes a break to hire a tutor, Mr Roland, to help Julian and Dick catch up with schoolwork they missed while sick. George is also required to attend the lessons, as she has just spent her first term at Gaylands boarding school and is behind her age level. The day before lessons commence, the children visit the old house at Kirrin Farm, which is run by Mr and Mrs Sanders. Mrs Sanders informs the children that two artists from London have booked a three-week stay at the house. The children explore some old secret hole in the house, they also find a cupboard with a false back. When searching a cavity in a wall, Dick finds an old book of old medical treatment recipe and a linen map inscribed with Latin words.

The children take the map back to Kirrin Cottage, where Julian guesses that it shows a "secret way" but he is unable to decipher the other words. Much to George's chagrin, Julian later shows the map to Mr Roland, asking him what the words mean. He confirms it is about a "secret way" and also about an east-facing room with eight wooden panels. Later, Timmy is banished outside to his kennel for attacking Mr Roland. Next, Uncle Quentin's secret papers are stolen. George suspects Mr Roland, but cannot immediately convince the others. The children later discover the "secret way" (which was in Quentin's laboratory after all) which leads to the two artists' room in the kirrin farm and Anne uncovers the stolen papers by mistake and try to escape through the secret way, but the thieves almost outrun them but retreat when George threatens to set Timmy loose on them. The five also discover that Mr Roland was behind them and imprison Mr Roland and the two artists behind a room until the police arrive and arrest them.

CharactersEdit

  • Uncle Quentin
  • Aunt Fanny
  • Georgina (George)
  • Julian
  • Dick
  • Anne
  • Timothy
  • Mr. Roland
  • Mr & Mrs Sanders
  • Mr Wilton
  • Mr Thomas
  • Joanna
  • Alf the fisher boy

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