First book in the Megan Martin series. Follow
Megan as she discovers the crown and its mysterious powers.
Grandpa Fred was an archeologist like his father
before him. Sometimes they would bring things home with them from the
dig sites. Three things they brought back hold a mystery greater than
time could tell and they both died trying to solve the mystery of the
Medallion. Before Fred died he wrote a letter to his granddaughter
Megan and hid it inside an old jewelry box along with the golden
Medallion. The letter explains to Megan what happened and asks her to
continue to try to solve the mystery. The adventure begins with Megan
and her best friend May searching the farm for clues that will help
them on their quest for knowledge.
Not all is well on the Martin farm though because
Meganís grandmother Martha is in serious debt and about to lose the
farm. Will Megan and May solve the mystery before itís too late?
Megan and May venture to the old
log house at the south edge of the South 40 acres on Martha's farm.
A place where they were told no to go, but they went anyway.
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"Aaaah-Choo!" May sneezed, waking Megan
from her trance. "Oh, this place is, uh, really old and smelly and
dusty and, look I found another room back here."
Megan turned to see what May was looking at when a board May was
standing on cracked and broke catching May's leg between the broken
boards. Frantically, she tried to pull her foot free of the boards but
the harder she pulled the tighter the boards cut into her ankle.
"Megan, help me!" she pleaded as Megan ran to her assistance. May was
pulling and struggling as hard as she could to pull her leg free from
between the broken boards.
"I don't like this place! I want to leave now!" May cried as Megan
worked with her leg, trying to free her friend.
"Don't pull! I can't get your foot out if you pull like that," Megan
"Oh, I just know there are snakes and wild animals and SPIDERS and God
knows what under this house!" May cried and shook with fear. "I just
know they are going to bite me! I just know it!"
"Be still. There's nothing under this house that could stand the taste
of you," Megan said jokingly, trying to repress a giggle. "Lions and
Tigers and Bears OH MY!"
"Stop it! This isn't funny," May responded, wishing she could find the
humor that her friend could see in all this.
Megan pushed May's leg down again and one side of the old board broke
off and fell beneath the house allowing May's leg to pull free.
"There, see that wasn't such a big deal, was it?" Megan told May.
"Big deal, big deal, right," May said as she examined the scratches on
her ankle, then cautiously leaned over to peer into the hole under the
house where the broken board had fallen.
"See any monsters under there?" Megan asked, smiling as she walked
into the third room of the house.
Megan turned and started through the door back into the bedroom when
suddenly she was struck by that cold feeling of something literally
passing through her. "Oh, there it is again." Once again goose bumps
rose up on her arms.
"There is what again?" May asked, but then at that moment the cold
presence passed through her as well. "What was that?" she asked in
surprise as goose bumps rose up on her arms as well.
Both girls stopped, frozen in the old bedroom, as a ghostly mist moved
through the room to a baby bed at the foot of the big bed and then
vanished from sight. At the foot of the old big bed was now a baby bed
that had not been there before. The girls looked at each other, both
having their arms crossed and rubbing their arms for warmth, and then
looked back at the baby bed.
"That wasn't there before," Megan stated. "I know that wasn't there
when we came into the house."
The two girls looked at each other again with surprise because both of
them knew there was nothing in that bedroom except the main bed. And
when they looked back the baby bed was gone again.