By Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
FERGUS CRANE! you're IN nice probability! i'm SENDING aid. Signed T. C., your long-lost Uncle Theo Fergus Crane has a nearly usual existence - having classes taught by means of quite unusual academics at the tuition send Betty Jeanne, supporting his mom within the bakery. yet then a mysterious flying field appears to be like on the window of his waterfront domestic - and Fergus is plunged headlong into an exhilarating event! The field is by means of a winged mechanical horse that whisks him off to satisfy his long-lost uncle and his penguin helpers, Finn, invoice and Jackson. Fergus unearths out that his lecturers usually are not relatively what they appear - they are really pirates! Can Fergus and his winged horse store his schoolmates from the far away fireplace Island? And who else will he locate there...?
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T 8 o'clock that night, Fergus's mom got here domestic. Fergus used to be within the sitting room. ‘Fergus! Fergus! it is the strangest factor! ’ she acknowledged excitedly. ‘Sylvie Smith's mom was once within the store this afternoon. She says her Sylvie has long gone on a faculty journey – for 6 weeks …’ ‘I was once going to inform you approximately that,’ Fergus begun. ‘I overlooked the boat …’ ‘That's no longer your fault, dear,’ interrupted Mrs Crane. ‘From what Mrs Smith was once announcing, the college gave not anyone any realize. they simply upped and left. Says she will have a stern note with that headmaster of yours after they come again! ’ ‘Yes, well,’ acknowledged Fergus, ‘I've been desirous to seek advice from you approximately college in addition, Mum …’ ‘You do not have to bother,’ stated Mrs Crane. ‘Not now. it truly is like I stated to Mrs Smith. My Fergus is easily out of it. there will be not more tuition ships for him. ’ ‘That's precise, there won't,’ acknowledged Fergus. His mom checked out him apparently. ‘I mean,’ he acknowledged swiftly. ‘There will not? ’ ‘That's right,’ she stated. ‘It's what i have been attempting to inform you, Fergus. The oddest factor …’ ‘Yes? ’ acknowledged Fergus. His mom was once beginning to fear him now. ‘Well, prior to Mrs Smith got here into Beider-becker's, a parcel arrived outdoors the store window. Mr Luscombe from the umbrella store swears he observed it being added by means of a low-flying Canada goose of all issues. in the event you inquire from me, the man's a piece cracked within the head. besides, there has been a parcel there very well, sitting at the pavement and addressed to me. And right here it's! ’ Mrs Crane flourished a wide padded envelope and Fergus's middle leaped as he observed the unmistakable label on its entrance: The Fateful Voyage buying and selling Co. ‘There was once a letter within, in addition to one other money-order,’ stated Mrs Crane excitedly. ‘And Fergus, hearken to this …’ His mom cleared her throat and commenced. ‘Dear Mrs Lucia Crane, it's been dropped at our realization that you've got a son of faculty age. because the son of 1 of our such a lot valued employees, we wish to supply him the Fateful Voyage buying and selling corporation Scholarship. As considered one of our scholarship boys, we might be extremely joyful if he may come and spend it slow on the Fateful Voyage buying and selling corporation headquarters right here on disregard Mountain, either to profit extra in regards to the corporation and to fulfill us in individual. If the answer's certain, please tick this field □ and trip preparations could be made. Yours, with each top want, Finn, invoice and Jackson, Vice-Presidents, The Fateful Voyage buying and selling Co. ’ ‘Well, pricey? ’ stated Mrs Crane. ‘Would you're keen on to move? ’ Fergus smiled triumphantly. ‘You attempt to cease me! ’ he stated. That evening the flying field again, its wing pretty much as good as new, with a message. expensive Fergus, it learn. Am making traditional commute preparations, as i am yes you will comprehend it would not do to attract an excessive amount of awareness at this level. Your mom mustn't ever be disillusioned. Affectionately, your new-found Uncle Theo. days later, an envelope arrived with a educate price tag and a timetable and a letter for Mrs Crane. thanks for permitting your son to go to fail to remember Mountain. Please be sure he has a transformation of garments and a water-resistant jacket.