impatiently – netrpezlivo
elementary – very easy, or simple
mud – blato, very wet dirt or ground
a housekeeper – a woman who looks after a rich person’s house, a maid
to waste – márniť
a captain – a leader of a group of soldiers
an advertisement – reklama, you pay to put this in a newspaper
to retire – isť na dôchodok, to stop working when you are old
a major – pronounced “mejdžor”, an officer in the army, a higher rank than a captain.
a governess – a woman who lives with and teaches children in their home.
to receive – dostať, to get something that somebody sends you.
a pearl – a small, round, expensive stone that is found in oysters (ustrice).
an envelope – a paper cover that you put a letter in.
a fingerprint – a mark that is made by the lines on the pad of your finger. Every print is unique.
to solve – riešiť, to find the answer to a mystery.
a cab – a taxi. In this story, they’re all pulled by horses.
a revolver – a handgun with a cylinder that revolves, or spins, so that you can shoot 5-6 times before reloading.
a passage – a hallway, the space between rooms in a house. Some are secret.
a cross – where two lines meet in the middle, like an 'x' or a 't'.
a sign – a mark that shows something important.
fog – (hmla) a low, thick cloud that is difficult to see through.
a lamp – something that gives light.
a gentleman – a man from a good family, usually rich and, most importantly, polite.
to whip – to hit with a whip (bič), or belt. There are many kinds of whips, most meant for animals, like horses.
a servant – sluha, a person who works for someone rich, usually in their house, cleaning and cooking.
curtains – záves, Long pieces of cloth that decorate windows. People close them at night for privacy.
to nod – kývnuť, to move your head up and down in agreement.
a bodyguard – osobný strážca, a man whose job is to protect someone.
to breathe – dýchať, to move air in and out of your body through your nose and mouth.
treasure – poklad, something expensive or precious, for example gold, silver, or diamonds.
to acquire – to get. You receive something when someone sends it straight to you. You can acquire something in many ways, for example by buying it, stealing it, or when a family member dies.
to divide – to give parts of something to two or more people.
a chest – truhla, a large, wooden box.
to bury – pochovať, to put a dead body under ground.
a footprint – stopa, a mark that your foot or shoe makes on the ground or floor.
to measure – merať, to find out how big, long, or heavy something is.
space – priestor, an empty area.
half a million – five hundred thousand (500,000).
to expect – očakávať, to think that something will happen.
enormous – very big.
twins – (dvojčatá) a pair of brothers or sisters who are born on the same day. Some, like Thaddeus and Bartholomew, are identical. Some aren't.