What on earth did Bill have to bring the wimpish Gustavus with them on holiday? Neither Jack nor Kiki the parrot like the boy at all. But when Gustavus is kidnapped, along with Philip, Dinah and Lucy-Ann, Jack must bravely follow them to a faraway country and unravel a plot to kill the king.
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ADVENTURE… MYSTERY… DANGER
Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Jack are surprised when they find out they have to share their holiday cottage with a strange boy – Gus, a prince from a distant country.
Surprise turns to excitement and fear when all except Jack are kidnapped. They have to escape – and save Gus’s uncle, the King – but how?
Jack takes charge, with a little help – for the circus has come to town!
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