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Laws Are Meant to Be Broken or at least Bent
« on: December 17, 2009, 12:59:01 AM »
So Frank and Joe are our heroes. That's obvious. However, they are not perfect. I'm pretty sure they have broken a few laws throughout the years and in the different series. Do you have some examples of this? Please try to include the book the crime took place.

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Re: Laws Are Meant to Be Broken or at least Bent
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 02:20:47 AM »
Nice thread. I'm planning on (re-)reading the original versions of the first 38 Hardy Boys books, which is probably the least-perfect portrayal of the boys, since they have no respect for the local police, and often carry guns, and, with Chet's help, even disturb the peace in their spare time.

I'll post the boys' crimes as they come across them.

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Re: Laws Are Meant to Be Broken or at least Bent
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 07:56:59 PM »
I'll look through my HBs (I hope a get a few for Christmas)!

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Re: Laws Are Meant to Be Broken or at least Bent
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2009, 01:19:11 AM »
Thanks! I am going to do the same since I recently got a bunch. Yay! :)
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Re: Laws Are Meant to Be Broken or at least Bent
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2009, 02:46:53 AM »
I can think of a few of the top of my head...breaking and entering, trespassing, and, of course, speeding (but who hasn't committed this "crime"?).

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Re: Laws Are Meant to Be Broken or at least Bent
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2009, 05:01:01 PM »
LOL Yeah Joe definitely has a lead foot. It's funny how those crimes are okay to them because they are minor. What else have they done maybe undercover as well? Hmm....
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Re: Laws Are Meant to Be Broken or at least Bent
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2009, 06:58:28 PM »
In the Tower Treasure (1927) the boys, along with Tony Prito, Biff Hooper and Chet Morton create a false alarm call that delays Collig and Smuff from going to interview Jackley by placing a clock under a fruit stand that is ticking and saying that it is a bomb.
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Re: Laws Are Meant to Be Broken or at least Bent
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2009, 09:21:48 PM »
In the Tower Treasure (1927) the boys, along with Tony Prito, Biff Hooper and Chet Morton create a false alarm call that delays Collig and Smuff from going to interview Jackley by placing a clock under a fruit stand that is ticking and saying that it is a bomb.

Yeah, they aren't exactly role models in the early books.

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Re: Laws Are Meant to Be Broken or at least Bent
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2009, 01:30:59 AM »
Thanks for the example! I am not familiar with the earlier series so that is helpful. They are not perfect...that's for sure.
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Re: Laws Are Meant to Be Broken or at least Bent
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2009, 03:12:47 PM »
Then in Hunting For Hidden Gold (1928) the boys and their friends lob snowballs at Con Riley.
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Re: Laws Are Meant to Be Broken or at least Bent
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2009, 03:05:58 PM »
 The early casefiles come to mind.

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Re: Laws Are Meant to Be Broken or at least Bent
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2009, 11:56:20 AM »
Then in Hunting For Hidden Gold (1928) the boys and their friends lob snowballs at Con Riley.

aw c'mon! give em a break on that one! they're teens after all! :D :D i mean, what teen can resist the urge to throw a snowball at a grown-up? ;)
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Re: Laws Are Meant to Be Broken or at least Bent
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2009, 05:43:01 PM »
Yeah, but he is a cop.

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Re: Laws Are Meant to Be Broken or at least Bent
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2010, 11:31:11 AM »
guess you're right there. still...it was prob totally fun! :D
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Re: Laws Are Meant to Be Broken or at least Bent
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2010, 03:27:01 PM »
Con is a cop but also a friend of theirs. I would still consider that something they would get in trouble for though...
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