By Kelly Murphy, Elise Broach

Marvin es un escarabajo que vive en Nueva York debajo del fregadero de l. a. cocina de los angeles familia de James Pompaday, un chico solitario de as soon as años. Por su cumpleaños, James recibe un juego de pluma y tintero, y se lleva una gran sorpresa al descubrir que Marvin ha hecho un pequeño dibujo tan... tan bueno que recuerda los trabajos del gran Alberto Durero. Todos piensan que el dibujante ha sido James, quien se ve en un aprieto cuando le piden más dibujos y no puede revelar que el verdadero artista es su nuevo amigo, ¡un escarabajo! Cuando Marvin y James visitan el Metropolitan de Nueva York, se ven envueltos en una emocionante aventura; los dos amigos harán uso de todo su ingenio para desvelar el misterio del cuadro robado.

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He beat his decayed wings and the wind of Cania answered with gusts. The cold cut through Cale’s protective spell. The archdevil’s voice was as gelid as the plain. “All here is mine, shade, even the shadows. You will never leave here. Your lot is to be punished. ” Cale did not bother to deny the archdevil’s claim. He instead said, “We will hurt you first. ” “Hurt you so you remember it,” Riven added. Unholy power, dark and cold, flared around Mephistopheles’s form. “Do not,” Magadon said, and Cale was not certain if he was speaking to his father or his comrades.

He snapped the book shut and smiled. ” Mephistopheles flicked his wrist and the book disappeared in a puff of foul-smelling smoke. He looked over to Magadon, who was once more whole, but prone on all fours, slick with gore, and coughing. The archdevil moved to Magadon’s side, grabbed him by the arm, and jerked him to his feet. “No more,” Magadon said in a broken voice. ” To Cale, Mephistopheles said, “What’s left of him is yours. But if you renege, I will destroy utterly what I have taken and come for the rest.

The archdevil stepped back so that Cale and Riven could see everything. Black energy pooled around father and son. Magadon screamed. The archdevil, as tall as a titan, laid Magadon across his palm and stabbed him in the abdomen with the tip of one of his dagger-sized claws. Blood poured from Magadon’s torso; he wailed with pain as the devil opened his body. “No! No! ” Cale struggled against the enchantment that held him immobile, felt around the edges of the magic and tried to slip the chains of the spell.

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