Wessex Papers #3: Outsmart

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Harper Collins, Jun 30, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages

Date: October 23
From: Headmaster Olsen
To: Pearson Ellis
Re: Winslow Ellis

Dear Mr. Ellis:

As you know, I've always held your son in the highest esteem. It pains me to have to inform you of his involvement in various illegal and immoral money-making schemes on the Wessex campus. Details attached.

Winslow is at a critical juncture in his education and can not afford any blemishes on his record. Toward that end, I am offering to overlook his transgressions in exchange for a donation of $300,000 to the enclosed account number.

I trust you will take care of this matter in a timely fashion.

Phillip Olsen
Headmaster

In the satisfying conclusion Sunday and Fred pull off the scam of the century -- and beat the blackmailers at their own game.

 

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
3
Section 3
5
Section 4
7
Section 5
28
Section 6
45
Section 7
50
Section 8
67
Section 12
105
Section 13
126
Section 14
130
Section 15
144
Section 16
162
Section 17
176
Section 18
192
Section 19
217

Section 9
70
Section 10
79
Section 11
83
Section 20
229
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About the author (2009)

Daniel Parker is the author of over twenty books for children and young adults. He lives in New York City with his wife, a dog, and a psychotic cat named Bootsie. He is a Leo. When he isn't writing, he is tirelessly traveling the world on a doomed mission to achieve rock-and-roll stardom. As of this date, his musical credits include the composition of bluegrass sound-track numbers for the film The Grave (starring a bloated Anthony Michael Hall) and a brief stint performing live rap music to baffled Filipino audiences in Hong Kong. Mr. Parker once worked in a cheese shop. He was fired.