Five Get Into Trouble (The Famous Five Series #8) is the eighth book in the Famous Five series. While on a cycling holiday, the five run into trouble. Dick is kidnapped in a case of mistaken identity.
Summary Of The Book
In Five Get Into Trouble (The Famous Five Series #8), the Famous Five are expecting to spend their Easter Holidays at Kirrin. But George?s father has forgotten all about the Easter Holidays and has made plans to attend a conference somewhere, and Aunt Fanny has to go with him.
They see this as an opportunity to go on a cycling holiday. They get their camping gear, pack a few clothes and some food, and they are off. While camping, they come across a place that has a large pool, and later discover that it is the private property of one Thurlow Kent, a rich businessman. His young son Richard sees the Five and gives them permission to use the pool.
He later asks them if he may come with them as far as his aunt?s house some way off. When they reach his aunt?s house he mysteriously cycles up the lane to the house with a very hasty good bye. Puzzled, the five ride on. Later, Dick?s cycle gets punctured and he has to mend it. In the meantime, Julian and George go off to a lonely farm they have seen at a distance to buy some food.
When they are gone, a few men come across Dick as he is working on his bike. When they hear his name is Dick, they kidnap him, thinking he is Richard Kent. Anne, who has been sitting up a tree, is shocked into silence. When Julian and George return, they are accompanied by a terrified Richard.
The man who arranged the kidnapping is a man called Rooky. Richard was responsible for getting him fired from his job. But Rooky was not with the kidnappers so they do not know they have the wrong boy.
Julian, George and Anne now have to find and rescue Dick. Anne has overheard that they are planning to take him to a place called Owl?s Dene. They find the place and also see that Dick is being kept prisoner inside the house. They too get trapped inside the gates and now they have to escape along with Dick without letting the crooks know that they have the real Richard Kent with them.
Five Get Into Trouble (The Famous Five Series #8) is a fast paced adventure where the five find themselves in real trouble, confronting dangerous criminals.