After a frightening run-in with Hermit Dan earlier in the summer, Liza, Bill, and Jed are determined to stay away from the old man. But the stories the islanders tell about him make them curious. Were Hermit Dan's ancestors really pirates? Why does he avoid people? What's in the box he keeps buried in the dunes? Liza, Bill, and Jed stir up plenty of excitement when they set out to discover the secrets of Hermit Dan's past.
= Great mystery book for a young Adult, (YA) aka teenager! Loved it when I was a kid.