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໤ read a Will Wilder #1: The Relic of Perilous Falls effectively ᖸ By Raymond Arroyo ᪑

໤ read a Will Wilder #1: The Relic of Perilous Falls effectively ᖸ By Raymond Arroyo ᪑ ໤ read a Will Wilder #1: The Relic of Perilous Falls effectively ᖸ By Raymond Arroyo ᪑ Chapter 1A Ride in the YardAll Will Wilder meant to do was ride the donkey at his eight year old brothers backyard birthday party He didnt mean to hurt anyone, he didnt mean to unlock his destiny, and he certainly didnt mean to see the shadows But that is exactly what happened Life often came at Will while he was focused on something else.Since Will was twelve and nearly five feet tall, his parents thought he had outgrown riding the donkey they had rented for his brother Leos birthday.Arent you a little old for a donkey ride, Will Its for the kids Cmon, Deborah Wilder said, playfully mussing his spiky black hair in their sweltering backyard She had a thin face like Wills, full lips, and blue purple eyes that even the hardest of hearts could not resist for long It was no wonder her TV show, Supernatural Secrets, had so many fans Youre getting so big, the donkey could ride you Why dont you and your friends go finish that catapult thing youve been working on She gave him a quick one armed hug and made her way back toward the party guests.Mom, please, just one time around the yard or maybe down the block, Will begged.No, youll kill it, you big ox she said over her shoulder with a smirk Deborah swept back her straight brown hair and bent down to fix Wills six year old sister Marins pink dress.So now donkey rides have age restrictions Will yelled after her I didnt know that, Mom Is there a height limit too But Deborah Wilder paid him no attention She had already mingled back into the crush of family, children, and neighbors in the fun part of the yard.Marin stuck her tiny pink tongue out at Will, both hands on her hips Follow the rules, mithter Follow the rules, she scolded with a lisp before cartwheeling away.Sulking in defeat, Will shuffled back toward his three friends, two boys and a girl, who were watching closely from the fence at the rear of the yard Since when am I too big Will believed he had at least another year, maybe two, before he would officially outgrow amusements like donkey rides He knew he had to let them go eventually But not now especially when money and prestige were on the line.Strike one, Will man, Andrew Stout, a massive kid with blazing red hair, and one of Wills closest friends, bellowed Wheres my five dollars Im not finished yet, Will said.Oh, no Youre finished I said you couldnt get on the donkey, and you aint on the donkey So pay up If you want to try again, itll be double or nothing.Can we check the law on this interrupted a rail thin boy with eyes that looked like black BBs behind his rectangular glasses Simon Blabbingdale lightly poked Andrews side with one of the thick paperbacks he always seemed to be carrying Is it legal for Sheriff Stouts adolescent son to bet on ponies at a birthday party Simon unleashed a series of high pitched snorts, which he considered laughter Nobody joined him Simon and Will had been friends since the first grade When no one in the cafeteria would sit next to the scrawny, curly haired kid with glasses, Will did.Can it, Simon Andrew flicked the paperback from his ribs and focused on Will We made a deal, Will man, so pay up I need the money for our trip The big kid extended his open palm.The Wilders had invited Andrew and Simon to join them in Florida at the National Pee Wee Karate Championships Leo, an accomplished brown belt, was to compete at the tournament in two weeks time Will and his friends would tag along for moral support and hit a few amusement parks between matches.What if I told you that I just came up with a new way to get on the donkey Will mysteriously threw out, his hands clasped behind his back.Lets see it Double or nothing, Andrew said.Camilla Meriwether, a girl with wide green eyes, a long chestnut colored ponytail, and braces, rapped her knuckles on the fence behind her Guys Can we please try to act a little mature I mean, its embarrassing If Wills parents dont want him riding the donkey, why cant we just have some cake and enjoy the party Andrew and Will eyeballed each other, then in unison turned to Cami Uh, no.Cami was the only girl Will spoke to in his entire class She was kind, sort of cute, and always spoke her mind even if he rarely listened to her Okay, well, while you little guys play your cowboy games, Im going to get some punch She marched over to one of the refreshment tables.When Cami was out ofearshot, Andrew spoke up All right, get onto the donkeys back, Ill give you ten bucks If you dont, you have to pay up Deal Will furrowed his brow and got in Andrews face Deal They shook on it and Will started to leave, but a swift tap on the arm from Simon stopped him.I was thinking, as long as everybodys making wagers, Simon said, looking over the top of his glasses, Ill buy you the first souvenir of our trip no than five dollars if you race the donkey around the yard You cant just ride it Im talking a full gallop If theres no gallop, you pick up the souvenir.Will considered the offer for barely a second Im going to be ten dollars richer and score a free souvenir Youre on too He shot the boys a crooked smile, then ran off to appeal the donkey ban to the authority of last resort.Dan Wilder, Wills father, with his tortoiseshell glasses and blue apron, stood at the barbecue pit on the deck methodically tending his perfectly spaced burgers He laid them out like houses on a map at one of his city planning meetings Dan Wilder was an architect, a city councilman, and a planner for the town of Perilous Falls He had a refined sense of order even when it came to grilling patties were restricted to the lower grill, veggies on the top.As dads went, Dan was a handsome one He had a strong, square jaw, and aside from three slight scars on the left side of his face, Dan could have been on the cover of any grocery checkout aisle magazine A dad of few words, he usually kept to himself, attentively watching while others chattered on Indeed, he had overheard Wills donkey pleas all day by the time the boy made his approach.Dad, I was wondering Without looking up from the smoldering patty at the end of his spatula, Mr Wilder announced, The answer son is no Then, brightening, he added, Do you want a burger Unless it can ride me around the yard, no thanks Will stalked away in a huff to plot his next move.He climbed onto a picnic table close to his house and studied the landscape like a general planning an invasion How to get on that donkey On the opposite side of his yard stood the squinty eyed, mustached Heinrich Crinshaw The Wilders bow tied next door neighbor was chairman of the Perilous Falls City Council and a constant if disagreeable presence at family events On the surface Mr Crinshaw seemed a refined gentleman, even warm.Until he opened his mouth.In a flat drone, he advised the neighborhood kids to stay on the Wilders side of the fence, worried that they might leap into his garden and ruin the rare flowers and herbs he spent thousands of dollars maintaining.Theres nothing over there for you, he croaked to the kids when their parents were out of earshot Then, bending down to their level, with a smile he added, Though my dog, Suzy, might like to see you all She so enjoys children She ate two last year bones and all.Mr Crinshaw turned away as a couple of the little girls immediately burst into tears.Will spied Aunt Freda, Deborah Wilders blond relative, who had made herself snack guardian Looking like an albino elephant caught in a kelly green bedsheet, Freda jealously protected the table from approaching guests, gobbling cheese squares and chips as she made her way toward the cake at the other end of the table.Across from Aunt Freda, near the drink station, Mayor Ava Lynch held a circle of parents spellbound Her red suit and helmet of hard black hair seemed out of place at a backyard summer party With the help of some sort of greasy youth cream, her skeletal face was quite animated that day No, no this city has got to move beyond the shackles of its history or we will never grow, she brayed, as if giving a campaign speech At nearly seventy years old, the mayors booming voice could still fill a yard, even reaching Will Thats why I decided to cancel this years Jacob Wilder Day celebrations The world is changing, and it is high time Perilous Fallsevolves with it We cant pretend were in the era of Jacob Wilder any, she said, chuckling.Will saw his great aunt Lucille Wilders face flush with color at the mention of Jacob Wilder Fireworks were coming The compact woman with strawberry blond hair spun on her heels to face the mayor.Who are you to cancel a forty five year tradition Aunt Lucille asked in a sharp voice, her curls trembling as if to emphasize the point My father gave his life for this town, and Ill be stewed if you are going to stamp out his memory Find another punching bag for your campaign, Ava preferably someone living You should all remember,there would be no Perilous Falls were it not for my father, Jacob Wilder Those watching the little woman with fire in her arresting blue eyes fell silent.Oh, Lucille You have to admit that your fathers superstitious tales were wearing thin even when we were children All that devil stuff Mayor Lynch laughed, trying to win over the crowd I know that your father founded the town and it is wonderful that you run his little museum, bless your heart but those antique trinkets and allyour daddys stories wont make a safe and prosperous future for Perilous Falls Were in the twenty first century now, honey People no longer believe the things our parents did And we just dont have the resources to celebrate old fables, or even the one who created them.The red hue of Aunt Lucilles face clashed with the powder blue silk pantsuit she wore Like loose pajamas, the material swallowed up Lucilles trim frame but not her hands, which had balled into fists.Your eyes see nothing, Ava, dear They never did My father was a visionary who had courage and virtues youve never possessed If you dont agree with his beliefs, or his warnings, say so But dont disparage a man you never knew Without my family, you might still be seating customers at Belles Lounge Lucille stared holes into the mayor My grandfather Abe opened his first iron ore mine here when it was nothing but wilderness My father tamed that wilderness with a purpose He established schools and churches, and the city hall that you profane He always said Perilous Falls was to be the last stronghold against the dark madness of the world Our faith and our traditions are what sustain this town, Ms Mayor It is who we are It is who we will always be That is the legacy of Jacob Wilder, and I will celebrate him with or without mayoral approval Now, if youll excuse me Aunt Lucille turned a withering glance on the mayor and bolted toward the house.Poor womans lost her mind, Mayor Lynch whispered to those nearest her.Though in her sixty sixth year, Aunt Lucille looked far younger as she strode across the yard with the ease and grace of a powerful dancer She stopped next to Wills mom, throwing an arm dramatically on her shoulder.Deb, dear, I totally forgot that I have a physical therapy session today, Aunt Lucille said I left my gift for Leo on the kitchen table Tell him I want to see his new karate moves and take him out on the boat one day this week, just him and me.Did Ava say something Deborah asked, suddenly serious Dont leave Why dont you two try to settle your differences Deceit and lies are differences to be avoided, not settled Ava Lynchs lies have done enough damage to this family , Aunt Lucille said darkly, shoving both hands into her brocaded silken pockets Then, smiling, she added, I would love to stay for the rest of the party, but my physical therapy is so important these days Lets talk later, dear.Catching sight of Will on the picnic table as she reached the kitchen door, she threw him an exaggerated kiss and, her finger bouncing as if striking a note on an invisible piano, silently mouthed, You be good With a wave, she was gone in a flash of blue silk.Deborah followed Aunt Lucille to the center of the yard and announced, Theres only one donkey ride to go before we eat Its the birthday boys turn She motioned for her younger son to come forward.Mom, I dont need a commercial The eight year old with the pouty lips and glasses rolled his eyes Leo reluctantly edged past his friends toward a jumpy donkey leashed to an old bearded fellow.You ride as long as you want, Mrs Wilder cooed to the red faced Leo Its your day Youre the boss She returned to filling cups with punch and ordered Mr Wilder to start doling out his precious hamburgers.From the fence Andrew snapped a ten dollar bill over his head, nodding knowingly at Will Simon rotated his hands in a circular motion to spur Will to action.Feeling the pressure, Will glared at Leo riding the donkey in lazy rings He struggled to devise some way onto the animals back.Just then, something out of the corner of Wills eye drew his attention A hunched black form crept into the very edge of his vision, sending a chill through his body The air suddenly reeked, and his nose tingled Will was afraid to look directly at the form, but he could feel its menace Given its size, it could have been a crouching bear or even an ogre from one of his kiddie books But when he mustered the courage to turn his head to face it, he saw nothing.Shadows and fuzzy things appearing in his peripheral vision had been an ongoing problem for Will since he was at least four years old He had seen them at school, down near the Perilous River, even at friends houses His mother had repeatedly taken him to the eye doctor to diagnose the problem But each time, Dr Schwartz reported that there was nothing wrong with Wills vision and that the shadows were likely the result of too little sleep Dr Schwartz suggested that they continue to monitor the situation and that Will get some extra rest.Youll love this wild and thrilling tale It DOES NOT STOP Dave Barry, 1 New York Times bestselling author Suspense, adventure, humor, a compelling story, and characters that fired my imagination Great fun and great frights Dean Koontz, 1 New York Times bestselling author A n action packed story of pith helmets and secret passageways, prophecy and skepticism, temptation and wickedness, and the most agile and lethal great aunt a boy could hope to have The Wall Street Journal With shades of Indiana Jones and Percy Jackson, Will Wilders antics are sure to appeal to middle grade readers looking for the next great adventure Booklist Will Wilder is a brand new, refreshing, entertaining, intrepid young hero who magically combines humor and genuine suspense And I love Great Aunt Lucille Mary Higgins Clark, New York Times bestselling author and Queen of Suspense Laugh out loud humor, palpitation inducing suspense, and cliffhangers galore await readers young and old Who knew the battle between good and evil could be so much fun William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist Monsters Prophecies Ancient relics This is a wildly inventive book, and Will Wilder is just the kind of hero you want when the small town of Perilous Falls turns out to be the most important place in the universe Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions and Cosmic Virginia Wilder Real Estate Our Agency can assist if you are in a position with your mortgage and need to short sale home A is less negative on credit than foreclosure graceful way handle the unpleasantness of Wilder Auto Port Angeles New Used Toyota Honda VW Nissan Dealership serving Olympic Peninsula WA new used car, truck, SUV dealer located Angeles, Clallam County, Jefferson County Welcome Center OPEN DAYS WEEK Summer AM PM De Smet, Laura s Ingalls Little Town Prairie We honored have visit our great community First foremost, we want help make most time 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    • Will Wilder #1: The Relic of Perilous Falls
    • 1.4
    • 90
    • Format Kindle
    • 352 pages
    • 0553539620
    • Raymond Arroyo
    • Anglais
    • 03 September 2016

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