THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF
author Franklin W. Dixon
By Josh Ritzenthaler
OLD POLLITT'S PLACE OR THE HOUSE
ON THE CLIFF
This setting is important to the story because the house was used for the
gangs hideout. Nobody thought anyone was there because the house was all
locked up and the old owner was dead. The way the gang got into the house
was by driving a boat into a secret passage way. The passage way lead inside
the cliff where stairs led up to the house. There were hidden rooms along the
stairs where the criminals hid their stolen goods.
BAYPORT HARBOR
The Bayport Harbor is an important setting in the story because it is where the Hardy boys
did a lot of their detective work. They were able to spy on the house on the cliff and see
what boats and people went to the house. Also, they were able to find out where the
secret passage way was located. Another important part of the harbor is that their friend
Pretzel Pete worked there. He sold pretzels on the harbor and saw all the activity there. He
was able to give the Hardy boys information on criminal activity.
IN A BOAT ON THE BAY
A friend of the Hardy's Tony Prito drove them around the bay on his boat.
This was important because this is how they got from the harbor to the
house on the cliff and it help them to better find the secret passage way.
CONCLUSION
All of the settings in this story are important in making it mysterious,
scary and exciting. The house on the cliff is the main setting where most
of the story takes place and most of the mystery happens. This was a
very exciting book!