The Stolen Bracelets
Author Marie-Louise Jensen
Slave girl Frieda is delighted to go with her mistress to the Roman baths. But her pleasure turns to misery when she discovers that her mistress’s valuable gold bracelets have been stolen. Frieda and her new-found friends must race to find the thief before her mistress returns and punishes her. Will they succeed? The readers decide…
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Chapter 1 An Exciting Outing
It was raining hard outside. Frieda could hear the water splashing off the roof into the courtyard. Water was splashing indoors too as she scrubbed at tiles on the kitchen floor. Her arms ached, t...
Chapter 2 A Helping Hand
Frieda glanced around the atrium in a panic. How could she have lost Mistress Alena’s precious bracelets? Just then, she caught a glimpse of the grubby-looking man. He was on the far side of the ...
Chapter 3 An Unexpected Twist
The three children stared at each other in silence for a moment. “If we confront Lucius, he might well deny being the thief,” Frieda pointed out. “True,” agreed Decimus. “I think your idea is th...
Chapter 4 A Narrow Escape
The narrow tunnel was damp and dripping and smelled of rotten eggs and smoke. Frieda flinched. She really didn’t want to crawl in there. But at that moment the door opened behind her and the soldi...
Chapter 5 A Cunning Plan
Frieda looked around at her friends. “I think we should listen to Lucius!” she said. “But Livia is right there!” argued Cassia. “This is Frieda’s decision,” Marilla pointed out. “And I agree wi...