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The Adventures of Megan Martin - A Christmas Story
Book three in the Megan Martin series finds Megan, May, and Brianna trying to find the missing parents of a homeless girl. In addition, the girls are introduced to the local homeless shelter and do their best to make a happy Christmas for all their patrons.
Megan has a particularly bad last day at school before Christmas vacation. Itís bad enough that another girl at school hates her and causes her problems constantly then she makes her history teacher mad at her and she doesnít understand why he hates her so. By the time she gets home sheís angry, frustrated and ready to do something drastic. She uses the crown to take a little trip. Then while standing atop Banisterís tower building she asks God to guide her. She looks over the side of the tower and sees a small foot protruding from a box near a dumpster in the alley. She finds a very sick young girl there, apparently abandoned. What happened to her parents? Megan sets out to find the answers and gets more than she bargained for. Now the F.B.I. wants to know who Megan is.
MiKayla, one of Briannaís friends, insists they come to the cityís homeless shelter for a visit. Megan and her friends decide to give them a Christmas show they will not soon forget. The storyís actually not about Christmas but it happens during Christmas vacation and it has a nice Christmas segment in it.
While this discussion was in full swing a very excited May appeared in Megan's bedroom in a flash of blue light. There she was with her eyes as large as saucers, her hair standing straight up and laying over the edge of the crown device. In her hand was a large book. "Um, Um!" May panted to catch her breath, "I got the ledger back!"
"What in the world did you do?" Megan spoke half in anger trying to hold her voice down so the girls in the living room and her mother wouldn't hear.
"Um, well I found the janitor. He's some kind of gangster too, I think! He had moved to another motel and while he was taking a shower I zapped in and grabbed the ledger. Well, then he heard me I guess and came running naked out of the bathroom with a gun in his hand. I barely got away!" May panted as she fell into the chair near the closet.
Megan walked over and took the crown from May's head with one hand and the ledger in the other. Handing the ledger to Brianna, she put the crown back into the lower left hand desk drawer where she sometimes kept it. "Now this guy saw you didn't he?"
"Um, well," May grimaced indicating she had been seen.
"But I got the ledger and got away!" She nodded her head as a sheepish smile appeared.
Megan let go a rather large sigh as she plopped down on the bed and reached out for the ledger Brianna was now holding. "I told you specifically not to transport anywhere except back here and you, you, well you, did it anyway!" Megan opened the ledger and began flipping through it.
"He came running out of the bathroom naked with a gun in his hand?" Brianna's eyebrows raised upon her forehead as a hand moved to cover her mouth.
"Yeah, he had a gun. I thought he was going to shoot me!" May answered.
"He was naked! Ummm!" Brianna smiled and shook her head.
"And you're sorry you didn't get that on video I bet," Megan shook her head as she looked over the strange numbers in the ledger. "You know, this makes no sense to me. It might as well be in some other language!" Megan turned a few more pages. "Lots of really big numbers. Lots of them!" she added.
Brianna was nodding her head about Megan's first question and giggling. May was still trying to catch her breath. It was a close call and it was evident she had made a very narrow escape.
There was something else that Megan had sensed but had yet to put a finger on. Maybe it was May's hair. That was it, why was her hair standing up and over the crown like that?
Megan looked up at May, "What really happened?"