Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Revolutionary Lantern
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Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Revolutionary Lantern

Join Encyclopedia Brown and Sally as they unravel the mystery of the lantern being sold as Paul Revere's. Help them figure out the truth about Wilford Wiggins and his historical treasures.


Questions and Answers

Who is Wilford Wiggins?

Wilford Wiggins is a man who is trying to sell historical treasures to get money for his trip to Philadelphia.

What did Mark Goldberg say he would do if he got his money back?

Mark Goldberg said he would pay Encyclopedia a quarter if he got his money back.

What are the children excited to buy from Wilford?

The children are excited to buy Wilford's treasures, which include an original letter from George Washington and a treasure from the Revolutionary War.

Study Notes

  • Six-year-old Mark Goldberg raced up the sidewalk on his scooter, waving a rusty lantern.
  • He said that the British were coming and that this was Paul Revere's lantern.
  • Encyclopedia and Sally were deciding whether to spend the afternoon at the beach or at the park when they heard the shout.
  • Mark told them that Wilford Wiggins was lying and that this was not Paul Revere's lantern.
  • Wilford was trying to sell historical treasures to get money for his trip to Philadelphia.
  • Mark said that if he got his money back, he would pay Encyclopedia a quarter.
  • Encyclopedia and Sally decided to go to the city dump to check the lantern.
  • Wilford was standing on a soapbox that looked all washed up.
  • He was trying to sell historical treasures to get money for his trip to Philadelphia.
  • The other kids were crowded around Wilford, listening to him talk about his book and his treasure.
  • Wilford is selling treasures from his book to raise money to travel to the Revolutionary War.
  • Each treasure is worth ten times more than what the children paid for it.
  • The children are excited to buy Wilford's treasures, which include an original letter from George Washington and a treasure from the Revolutionary War.

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