Secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea
Once, in a fine house on a high cliff above a frozen sea, Throckmorton S. Monkey heard the frenzied barks of the family dogs announcing the approach of a stranger.
Throckmorton, a hand-sewn sock monkey, was suspended at the time in a fishy-smelling net strung high above Annaliese Easterling’s frosting pink four-poster bed.
Dozens of stuffed animals were stored in the crowded net.
Pressed against Throckmorton’s embroidered nose was the fuzzy tail of a...