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By Margaret Peterson Haddix

Jonah, Katherine, Chip, and one other boy, Alex, don't have any education sooner than they're despatched again to 1483 on the Tower of London, with the promise that they could go back to the current in the event that they can fix historical past. They fast realize that Chip and Alex’s actual identities are the 13-year-old King Edward V and his 10-year-old brother, Richard, Duke of York. yet sooner than Chip can get pleasure from being the king of britain, they detect that they're almost prisoners—and that their uncle wishes them lifeless. How can the youngsters fix time and go back domestic while in keeping with historical past, Chip and Alex have been murdered?

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We wouldn’t danger this another way. It’s no longer worthy it to only exchange your lives for Chip’s and Alex’s. Or . . . to lose all of you. yet i must inform you . . . the projections aren’t consistently correct. ” Jonah gulped and used to be pleased that the armor nonetheless coated his throat so not anyone could see his Adam’s apple bobbing nervously up and down. “We’re now not scared,” he acknowledged. “Speak for yourself,” Katherine acknowledged. “I am. ” “You don’t need to do this,” JB stated. “Neither of you do. this isn't an ethical or a moral difficulty. Chip and Alex aren't entitled to any longer time than destiny gave them first of all. They either think in heaven—or, at the least, their fifteenth-century selves either do. So neither of them might blame you for those who selected the secure course. you'll pass domestic at once. ” Home . . . Jonah was once ashamed of ways tempted he was once. “Chip and Alex are our friends,” Katherine acknowledged. “We’re now not forsaking them. ” She jerked her chin up within the air and was once most likely attempting for a noble pose. yet for all these tales approximately knights’ chivalry and honor and the Aristocracy, armor was once really a truly tough factor to put on whereas impressive a noble pose. Jonah heard a muffled thunk, then Katherine jerked off the pinnacle a part of her armor and started rubbing the again of her scalp. “Ow,” she acknowledged sheepishly. “I hit my head at the armor. It’s no longer bleeding, is it? ” Jonah leaned over to seem. “You’re fine,” he stated. And, he vowed, she will be wonderful. whether they have been in a conflict quarter. He’d be sure of it. “So,” he further with studied casualness. “Just what conflict are we going to? Does Chip’s military assault Richard the 3rd, or does Richard’s military assault Chip? ” “Neither,” JB stated. “You’ve obtained to recollect, this is often fifteenth-century England. None in their political battles are basic. right here. We’ll get you in control. ” He reached up and plucked whatever out of midair. He ran his correct quit it like a magician revealing his most up-to-date trick, and the item seemed within the palm of his left hand: the Elucidator. Jonah groaned. “It was once up there the complete time? ” he requested. “In midair? That’s no longer reasonable. We didn’t recognize you had antigravity powers too. ” “Defying gravity is really more uncomplicated than defying time,” JB stated. “But that’s now not whatever I’m going to provide an explanation for to you. Watch. ” He pointed the Elucidator towards the fifteenth-century scene at the some distance wall. immediately, each person begun relocating quicker, like a DVD on fast-forward. Chip, Alex, the princesses, and the queen zipped round their small room, sound asleep, waking, consuming, conferring with site visitors, dozing, waking, consuming. . . . “Okay, even I’m beginning to suppose claustrophobic with that room,” JB muttered. “Wait, wait—here—now the queen’s sending the lads away, to protection. ” The scene slowed momentarily as Chip and Alex have been bundled right into a cart at nighttime of evening and hidden below blankets. Then—quickly—they rattled down rutted roads, out into the geographical region. Jonah stuck a last glimpse of them joyfully working via a box, fidgeting with wood swords, ahead of the view blurred. “They do loads of that the following numerous months,” JB acknowledged.

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