The Masked Monkey

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Grosset & Dunlap, Jan 1, 1972 - Juvenile Fiction - 178 pages
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Frank and Joe are called upon to find a wealthy industrialist’s son who has mysteriously disappeared. The only clue in the case leads the two young detectives to South America, where the intrigues of evil adversaries almost cost them their lives. Only through their courage and perseverance do the Hardys solve one of the toughest cases they have ever tackled.

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It went unrecorded but Chet went with Frank and Joe to Brazil on mystery. He went out swimming in Amazon, Hardys shouting "Don't, you idiot, it's filled with piranas--MAN EATERS!"
"Well, so
what, I'm NOT a man I'm a BOY!" " Chet responded with Moronic logic. He was soon running screaming with dozens on him gnawing. .
But the piranas all dropped DEAD---scientists concluded something fatal to them in Chet's fat. So they towed Chet the 1,000 mile length of Amazon letting piranas have a bite out of him . Soon the fish that had terrorized the Anazon for thousands of years was EXTINCT!
A HERO in Brazil, if a buffoon in Bayport, Brazilians prepared grand monument to Chet. Chet expected himself in heroic stance and when it was unveiled it was--A BIG ROCK WITH "MORON" CARVED ON IT.
"Hey, is that ALL?" complained Chet...
"Perfect likeness," commented Aunt Gertrude.


CHAPTER PAGE i A Puzzling Disappearance
Bouncing Balls
Careless Talk

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Franklin W. Dixon Franklin W. Dixon is actually a pseudonym for any number of ghostwriters who have had the distinction of writing stories for the Hardy Boys series. The series was originally created by Edward Stratmeyer in 1926, the same mastermind of the Nancy Drew detective series, Tom Swift, the Rover Boys and other characters. While Stratmeyer created the outlines for the original series, it was Canadian writer Leslie McFarlane who breathed life to the stories and created the persona Franklin W. Dixon. McFarlane wrote for the series for over twenty years and is credited with success of the early collection of stories. As the series became more popular, it was pared down, the format changed and new ghostwriters added their own flavor to the stories. Part of the draw of the Hardy Boys is that as the authors changed, so to did the times and the story lines. While there is no one true author of the series, each ghostwriter can be given credit for enhancing the life of this series and never unveiling that there really is no Franklin W. Dixon.

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