Ch. 6: You can’t try this at home.

Ch. 6: You can’t try this at home.

This entry is part 7 of 15 in the series The Key to Markree CastleIf you give young boys the option of going to sleep or exploring a castle, what they do might surprise you. “You ready, Dec?” Lu asked. “Ready for what?” Dec had no idea what Lu...
Ch. 7: Going Incognitus

Ch. 7: Going Incognitus

This entry is part 8 of 15 in the series The Key to Markree CastleThe boys really just want to say goodnight and have a bowl of yogurt. What’s so hard about that? They ran as quietly as they could, but the old floors creaked under their feet so they sped up and...
Ch. 8: What can you see when you’re not looking for it?

Ch. 8: What can you see when you’re not looking for it?

This entry is part 9 of 15 in the series The Key to Markree CastleDoes it really help to squint? Without hesitation, without a concern about what might be down in the darkness, without a concern about who this woman was, Dec descended into the square hole in the...
Ch. 9: Everything I know I learned from Donald Duck

Ch. 9: Everything I know I learned from Donald Duck

This entry is part 10 of 15 in the series The Key to Markree CastleWhen you get your groove on, you talk about what you know. “Margaret?” Lu tried, but nothing. Just the thumping of the floor below them and the stained glass movie screen of a dome in the...
Ch. 10: Keys, puzzles, moonlight and, finally, yogurt.

Ch. 10: Keys, puzzles, moonlight and, finally, yogurt.

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series The Key to Markree CastleHow does not wanting something make it easier to get? Although studied by science, it’s not very well understood how quickly children can become attached to adults they just met. Even though she...