Nancy's young life had been crammed with adventure. Daughter of an eminent criminal lawyer, she was unusually sensible, clever, and talented. p. 7/8Nancy is asked by her father to help with a client who has been swindled out of most of her money. But there is another mystery afoot involving a mysterious cave, a tolling bell that signals danger to any boats in the cave, and the appearanace of a ghost! Nancy has a crazy adventure as she uncovers a perfume crime syndicate (I know) and solves the mystery of the tolling bell.
So Ned's excuse for being near Nancy in this one is that he is selling insurance to a couple of his friend's parents. Why doesn't this kid have a normal college job? I'm mean selling insurance is pretty lame for a kid in college. Oh and George trips and nearly kills herself like 5 times in this book. Good thing Nancy is brave and strong and caring or George and Bess would be up a creek.