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Mystery of the Roman Ransom (original 1959; edition 2002)
by Henry Winterfeld (Author), Fritz Biermann (Illustrator), Edith McCormick (Translator)
Mystery of the Roman Ransom by Henry Winterfeld (1959)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152162682, Paperback)
[intro] In these two delightful history-mysteries, seven boys in Ancient Rome solve strange crimes . . . thanks to some help from their cranky teacher, a little bit of logic, and a lot of amusing misadventure.
It seems the boys can get nothing right: Their teacher's fiftieth birthday is long past (they should have done their math homework); the servant they bought as a present for his birthday isn't just your run-of-the-mill Gaul slave but a courier running for his life; and, to top it all off, the message he's carrying requests the assassination of a Roman senator--the father of one of the boys.
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The purchase of a slave for their teacher leads a group of schoolboys in ancient Rome into a dangerous intrigue.
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