The Street Musician
by PAUL BERNA
TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH BY
First published in Paris as Le Piano a Bretelle 1956
First published in Great Britain by The Bodley Head 1960
Published by puffin Books 1961
My copy 1961 - First Puffin Edition
Why should anyone want to dye a large and amiable mongrel dog black? And why should a mysterious blind stranger play one particular gypsy song on his accordian through every street in Louvigny?
To Gaby and his Gang, finding the answers to these questions was a heaven-sent diversion from boredom which provided them with six weeks of intensive sleuthing. But not until they witnessed a heartrending scene in a forgotten street did any of the Ten, with the possible exception of Marion, realize what the real answer to the problem they had set out to solve would be.
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