I feel that the most significant passage and event in the story “The Secret of the Old Clock” is when Nancy Drew goes over to Abby Rowens’ house and talks with her about the will. Abby Rowen is Mr. Crowley’s wife’s cousin that was very close to them. The passage reads “The Clock” she whispered “That was it! The Clock!”(Page 78). I think that this is defiantly the biggest event that happened in this book because that passage was sort of like a chain reaction considering the events that followed the break through in Nancy’s case. After Nancy gets that one lead of where the later will might be she goes to work on trying to find Mr. Crowley’s family mantel clock in the Topham’s cottage. This is like the base of the book where all of the information Nancy has gathered comes together. This event is very important to the book but it was also a sweet moment where you got to see Nancy helping out an elder lady that she does not even know. Buying groceries and medicine for the old women who could barely move, it was important, yet simple. That one act of good really goes along way. This event is the most important and is also very simple.
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I am hoping that the next thing to happen in the book is that Nancy catches up with the van and gets the clock. I am in the middle of the book where Nancy Drew has been locked in a closet by thieves. Although she doubts herself thinking she might not make it out alive, the caretaker of the cottage saves her by freeing her from the closet. The thieves got away, for now, but I am thinking that Nancy Drew will not be able to catch up with them even though I am hoping that she does. Nancy is trying to get a clock that the thieves took from the cottage. That one old worn out mantel clock that probably does not even work maybe able to help 7 deserving people to be able to live there life without worrying. The reason I think that Nancy might not catch up with them is because she was locked in the closet for over a half an hour, they could have gotten really far while Nancy was struggling to get out. Nancy was also using a lot of her energy while she was trying to break the door down, that can also slow her down. I also think that Nancy might be able to catch them because usually in these kinds of stories the bad guys never get away and even if they do they get caught in the end.
The main character in the book The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene is Nancy Drew. Nancy Drew is a very popular girl in her home town of River Heights; she is described in the book as an attractive and polite eighteen year old girl. Her father Carson Drew is a well known lawyer in there home town and that is probably one of the reasons Nancy herself is so popular because a lot of people in the community know and are friends with her father. Nancy just about knows everyone in her small town because she is so nice and kind to everyone she meets. She is also very nice and polite to people that are mean to her and generally don’t like her like the Topham daughters which is one of the reasons I like Nancy Drew’s character so much. Even though she is very popular, pretty, and sort of rich it does not mean that she can’t do things for herself, which is also another reason why I like this character. Nancy is very adventurist, loves to solve mysteries, and is in some way a trill seeker by taking on exciting mysteries to uncover to help out people in the community and people she mite not even know get what is rightfully theirs. All an all Nancy Drew lives a very exciting life that I bet a lot of people would be envois about which is why a lot people like her character and love to read Nancy Drew mysteries like me.
I think that the author wants me to know that Nancy Drew will stop at nothing to help out her new friends to get what they deserve so they can live there life without worrying about money. The people that Mr. Crowley were close to like the Hoover sister’s or the Turners really need the money more then the people who are receiving it. The Topham’s don’t deserve and defiantly don’t need Josiah Crowley’s estate because they are already very wealthy people. They are selfish and don’t realize what Mr. Crowley’s estate could do to help many of his close friends and family members do to get by with the little money they have. I also think the author wants me and any other reader of the book The Secret of the Old Clock to know is there was a later will that Mr. Crowley made himself even though at times in the story Nancy lost a little faith in finding the later will she never lost hope. There were many clues and hints leading up to where he might have hide the new will that would really change the lives of some of his family members and friends. I think the author wanted everyone to know that there was hope for the people that felt forgotten by not being in Mr. Crowley’s will but were rewarded in the end.