Someone is sending spiteful letters. Gladys and Mrs Moon are terribly upset. There are lots of suspects—it could be gossipy Miss Tittle or Old Nosey, a very curious man. The Five Find-Outers and Dog will find the culprit!
The fourth mystery is a little disappointing in the end. It starts off well, with Fatty disguising himself as a red-headed telegragh boy who "accidentally" lets his bike fall on Mr Goon's shins while he delivers a telegram to the others saying that Fatty has gone to solve a mystery in Tippylooloo (somewhere in China). The telegraph boy is very apologetic and polite, and Mr Goon actually likes him: "There's a boy that's civil and respectful to the law," he says as the boy cycles away. Later in the book Fatty dons the same red wig and pretends he's a butcher boy, and later still a parcel delivery boy.