The events of the story go like this. Claudia wanted to run away because she is not treated like how she wanted to be treated. She wanted to run away. With the help of looking in the trash, she found unused train tickets. Then, she planned to take her 2nd younger brother, Jamie. They planned, and finally ran away. When they got to the museum, they soon find a statue that someone donated for $225. It was 2 feet tall. Then, they figure out that Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler donated "Angel". They took a train to Connecticut, where Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler lived. She let them try to look for the files on Angel. They found the files under B files. Once they found the secret, they go home in Mrs. Frankwieler's big, gold, fancy car.