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Vagamon

Vagamon spelt Wagamon, is an Indian hill station town located in Peerumade taluk of Idukki district, Meenachil taluk and Kanjirappally taluk of Kottayam district in the state of Kerala, India. Vagamon was used by the British for tea plantations and they were followed by Christian missionaries who built their abode of service at Kurisumala in Vagamon. National Geographic Traveler has listed Vagamon on their directory of the "50 most attractive places to visit in India". ¤ DC School of Management and Technology and DC School Of Architecture And Design are the two institutions, promoted by DC Kizhakemuri Foundation and co-promoted by DC Books, located in Pullikkanam near Vagamon. DCSMAT, one of the leading management colleges in Kerala, has two campuses located in Thiruvananthapuram and Vagamon. DCSMAT offer courses such as Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Business Administration, Certified Management Accountant and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

DC School Of Architecture And Design provides courses such as Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design and Bachelor of Architecture. There is the College of Dairy Sciences Vagamon, offering courses for the B Tech Dairy Sciences, affiliated to Veterinary University. In August 2008, the Kerala Police said it had begun investigations two months back into a training camp organized in December 2007 by the banned SIMI activist. On 18 August 2014, two tourists from Kozhikode died in Vagamon. Others who were with them sustained minor injuries; the incident happened at around 4:30 PM. Both fell after the lightning hit them and their dresses had burnt out. Though both were taken to hospital, they died by the time. Sree Arundhathi Vasishta Temple, Vagamon. Sree Subramanya Swami Temple Vagamon St Sebastian's RC Church Vagamon St Antony's Church Vagamon Emmanuel CSI Church Vagamon Francis Acharya Laurie Baker The Story of Peermade by George Thengummoottil

Desiree Ross

Desiree Rossee is an American actress. She is starring as Sophia Greenleaf in Greenleaf. Ross grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, she is the elder of two children in her family. She began acting in short films before she was cast as lead in the Lifetime television film A Country Christmas Story opposite Dolly Parton, Mary Kay Place and Megyn Price; the following year, Ross had a recurring role as Mira in the TNT post-apocalyptic drama series Falling Skies. In 2015, Ross was cast in a series regular role in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf, she plays the daughter of series lead' Grace'Gigi' Greenleaf. The series stars Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey. Desiree Ross on IMDb

The Mystery of Cabin Island

The Mystery Of Cabin Island is Volume 8 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Leslie McFarlane in 1929. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically revised as part of a project directed by Harriet Adams, Edward Stratemeyer's daughter; the original version of this book was rewritten in 1966 by Anne Shultes resulting in two different stories with the same title. A series of adventures begins for the Hardy Boys and their friends Chet and Biff after they are invited to spend Christmas vacation on Cabin Island at the invitation of its owner, Elroy Jefferson, as a reward for recovering Jefferson's car in The Shore Road Mystery. While they are collecting the keys to the cabin from Mr. Jefferson they meet Mr. Hanleigh, interested in purchasing the island; as well, Mr. Jefferson asks the Hardy boys to locate his grandson Johnny; as the boys try to enjoy themselves, someone seems determined to spoil their fun.

First, two high school dropouts vandalize their loaded ice boat, the Sea Gull, which delays their departure for Cabin Island by a few hours. Once on the island, a ghost-like hooting leads to an humorous discovery. All their groceries are stolen, so Frank and Joe head for the coast to purchase new supplies, but not long after, they find the original stock buried in snow. Chet sees a ghost walking through the woods, as well Mr. Hanleigh and the two high school dropouts are seen sneaking around the island searching for something. After a series of collisions and near misses with the Sea Gull, the Hardys learn that Mr. Hanleigh is the nephew of a former servant of Mr. Jefferson and he is looking for something hidden in the fireplace. A foreign dignitary, earlier mistaken for a ghost due to his white robes, reveals that he is seeking a medal, presented to the grandfather of his nation's ruler, had been misled by Mr. Hanleigh, pretending to be Jefferson's representative; the Hardy boys find the missing medals hidden in the chimney and locate Johnny, returning both to Mr. Jefferson who rewards them with a medal for each of them.

While riding in their homemade iceboat on the frozen surface of Barmet Bay and Joe Hardy and Chet Morton discuss their plans for the upcoming Christmas holiday break, decide to ask if they could rent out the namesake cabin on Cabin Island. However, a mysterious stranger chases them off the island, on their return to shore, they nearly crash into an iceboat piloted by Ted Carson and Ike Nash, two reckless and obnoxious youths; the boys are invited to the home of Elroy Jefferson, a man whose car they returned in The Shore Road Mystery, so he can reward them. They overhear an argument between Jefferson, the owner of Cabin Island, a Mr. Hanleigh, trying to buy the titular cabin for large sums of money. Mr. Jefferson tries to give them a monetary reward for returning his stolen Pierce Arrow, but the boys ask if they can use his cabin for the holidays, which Mr. Jefferson grants them permission for; as time goes by on the island, the boys notice that strange things have been going on, most notably the disappearance of their supplies.

Frank and Joe head to a village on the mainland to get more supplies, end up talking to a storekeeper named Amos Grice. Grice tells the boys that Jefferson had once married a woman who would inherit the valuable Bender stamp collection from her father, that rumor has it that Jefferson married her for the stamps, which were turned over to Elroy when she did inherit them. Jefferson built the cabin years ago for his late wife and son to use in the summer, but while it was being constructed the stamp collection vanished along with their servant, John Sparewell, Mrs. Jefferson died shortly thereafter, it is revealed that after Sparewell was caught with the stamps, he went to Cabin Island to try to return the stamps in secret. However, he hid them in a gap in the chimney, intending to retrieve them the next day, but the gap was mortared up, sealing them up forever. Before Sparewell died, he willed the box of stamps to his nephew, Mr. Hanleigh, with the instructions to return it to Jefferson. Hanleigh had been trying to buy the island and prowl around it to recover the stamps, but never intended to give them back to Jefferson.

Neither Hanleigh nor the boys were able to find the stamps, but when a violent storm tears the cabin apart, the box of stamps is miraculously recovered