The Secret of the Old Warehouse, And Other Stories
Jacob Malloy was a strong, energetic lad of thirteen who lived with his family in the small
suburb of Baytown. His life was far from boring because school and church always provided plenty
of activities. However, being of an inquisitive nature, Jake was ever ready for something new and
different. He was intrigued by an old, abandoned warehouse near the railroad tracks. What it had
been used for originally, he had no idea, but he was itching to get inside and look around.
Surely, there must be something of interest in that old building! Any chance of his being able to
satisfy his curiosity, however, seemed nonexistent because the windows were boarded up. Imagine
his surprise when one Saturday on his way to his friend's house, he noticed that one of the boards
had come loose and was hanging by a nail! This was an opportunity not to be missed!
He convinced his friend, a rather reluctant Joe Reilly, to accompany him on this adventure.
Together, they managed to open the window and squeeze through it. The boys found that though
seemingly abandoned, the building was not vacant! Their adventure turned deadly when they were
discovered and imprisoned! The story shifts back and forth from them to their frantic parents and
friends and the efforts made to find them. There is a story within the story as friends, Robert and
Jonathan, and their parents have an adventure of their own and make a life-changing discovery.