The 39 Clues


Seeking Katana
Do you have swords to trade? I am a future ninja master in need of a starter blade. I have practiced with the kitchen cutlery, but my au pair won’t let me play with it anymore. Ideally, you would have the famed katana of Muramasa, banned by the Japanese shogun for being a cursed blade. They say that once drawn, the Muramasa katana’s thirst is so great it must taste blood before it can be sheathed. This sounds good for taking on annoying big sisters. But if you don’t have the Muramasa blade, that’s okay. Any steel sword will do. Willingness to trade swords for baseball cards is a plus. Also, if you give beginner sword lessons, please let me know. —Dan Cahill