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MesmerMenace Excerpt

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Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on Nov 15, 2013
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K  
ERSTEN
 
H
AMILTON
With illustrations by
J
AMES
 
H
AMILTON
 
With illustrations by
J
AME
 
 H
AMILT
 
C
LARION
 B
OOKS
215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003Text copyright © 2013 by Kersten HamiltonIllustrations copyright © 2013 by James HamiltonAll rights reserved. For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003.Clarion Books is an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.The text of this book is set in Plantin. The illustrations were executed digitally.Design by Sharismar Rodriguezwww.hmhbooks.com
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
 Hamilton, K. R. (Kersten R.) The Mesmer menace / by Kersten Hamilton ; illustrated by James Hamilton. pages cm. ([Gadgets and gears ; book 1]) Summary: Daring dachshund Noodles narrates as evil Mesmers bent on world domination arrive at the Amazing Automated Inn, where eleven-year-old inventor Wally Kennewickett, aided by Noodles and the inn’s automatons, tries to foil their plans. ISBN 978-0-547-90568-6 (hardback)[1. Adventure and adventurers—Fiction. 2. Dachshunds—Fiction. 3. Dogs—Fiction. 4. Hypnotism—Fiction. 5. Inventions—Fiction. 6. Robots—Fiction. 7. Humorous stories. 8. Science f iction.] I. Hamilton, James (James Clayson), 1981– illustrator. II. Title. PZ7.H1824Mes 2013 [Fic]— dc23 2012050257Manufactured in the United States of AmericaDOC 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 145XXXXXXXX 
 
1
D
anger.
I should have smelled it.
Mayhem, most feathered and fowl, was coming.
 I
should 
 have smelled it. But I didn’t. I smelled bacon and sausage, eggs and waff les, toast and tea the scents we awoke to every morning at the Kennewicketts’ Amazing Automated Inn. My name is Noodles. I’m a dachshund. On Saturday, October 19, 1902, the day the Great Mesmer War began, I was sitting on Wally Kennewickett’s lap in the lobby as he perused the pages of an old
Scienti󿬁c American
. Wally was reading an article about Percy Pilcher’s last f light in his man-size glider the
 Hawk.
 “Pilcher had built a
 powered 
 plane, Noodles,”

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