“Oh, George! Bess! Listen to this! At last I think we have the clue we’ve been looking for!”
George and Bess studied the paragraph to which Nancy had pointed.
Oh, Nancy. That’s nice of you to pretend that your chums are as smart as you. But you might as well just go ahead and read it out loud.
It was a quotation in Old English, and they could not make it out. Nancy, who had learned to read the works of the old English poet Chaucer in school, eagerly translated it.
Once again, proof that Nancy Drew is better than you.
–The Clue in the Crumbling Wall, 1945 edition, pp.129-130