Dear Mr. Fforde,

After narrowly escaping renegade Danver Clones in Clive Cussler's Sahara, (we were trying to track down a pagerunner from Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa who jumped from "Danish Fiction" into "Adventure: Africa") my sisters and I booked-jumped into Harriet Ziefert's From Kalamazoo to Timbuktu and then jumped into the Out Land and the real Timbuktu. We made book-jumping history (has anyone ever jumped from "Adventure: Africa" to "Children"?), and managed to throw off the Danver Clones. Unfortunately, in our attempts to get home from the real Timbuktu, we were captured by Malian Cheese Smugglers running a cheese ring on the Niger River. It's been six weeks now. We await instructions from Jurisfiction (and, if possible, rescue). We are getting tired of eating moldy cheese.

Your fans,

Danielle, Ruthanne and Susanna Bowers

(Order of photograph: Susanna, Danielle, Ruthanne. Location: Timbuktu, Mali.)

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