35. The Black Book of Secrets by F. E. Higgins

            This J-level book is set in Victorian England.  Ludlow Fitch runs away from the city and his family when they try to sell his teeth to Mr. Gumbroot (having to remove them to do this).  He hitches a ride with Mr. Ratchet to the small mountain town of Pagus Parvus.  There he meets a secret pawnbroker Joe Zabbidou and becomes his apprentice.  The two set up shop in Pagus Parvus and begin the odd trade of pawning secrets.  Ludlow must learn to trust his new master as he begins to find a new outlook on life.  He also has to beware the secrets of Pagus Parvus or they could bring ruin to all.

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