The Mystery of the Talking Skull

The Mystery of the Talking Skull


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It all started with a dollar. One dollar paid at auction by Jupiter Jones for a dusty old trunk that once belonged to The Great Gulliver, a magician who vanished as mysteriously as one of his tricks. The trunk attracts a host of bizarre characters, like Zelda the Gypsy, Three-Finger Munger, and Maximilian the Mystic. But what's inside the trunk is even more bizarre—a skull that talks!

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ISBN-13: 9780394913803
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/12/1969
Series: The Three Investigators Ser.
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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The Three Investigators were the new owners of a talking skull named Socrates. At least, it was supposed to be able to talk. But the boys hadn't been able to get a sound out of it.

"What a gyp!" said Pete.

"Maybe it just isn't in a talking mood," answered Jupiter, and the boys turned their backs on the skull.

Suddenly there was a muffled sneeze behind them. Whirling around, they saw no one there—no one, that is, but the skull.

Socrates had sneezed!

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