20/20 Investigations, Inc…Stone House, Chapter 7.

Fortunately there isn’t many houses along that road and it didn’t take us too long to walk back.  We can only hope that no one saw us.  Meow.=Time to eat.  Eat?  We ate before we left.  Meow.=Hungry again.  Okay, we’ll eat and then check out that passageway again.  After eating I go out to the garage to get some boards to put across that hole.  That should make things a little safer for us.  While I was in the garage I heard a car drive up, so I went out to check.  My heart started thumping rather loud and fast, it was the police.  That was certainly fast.  They asked about the lawyer and my relationship to him.  I told them he had hired me to find someone named JR.  So far, I said, I have no leads at all, after 3 days of looking.  I had phoned the lawyer yesterday to try and get more information but didn’t get anything to help.

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Betty the blue jay.

He never mentioned anything about coming out to see me though.  They called the lawyers secretary and she confirmed that I had talked with him yesterday.  She also said the lawyer was supposed to be seeing a client in another town, nowhere near this one.  That seemed a little odd.  Next I gave the police permission to search the house, figured they would  do it anyway.  I wasn’t sure what was going to happen when they found the guns and all our other stuff we had.  However, they didn’t find any of it, not even our backpacks, which kind of surprised me, though obviously Muffin must have done something with them.  But what?  Anyway, the police were satisfied with everything, but did tell me not to get involved with an active police investigation.  And I wasn’t allowed to leave the area just yet.  Great, stuck here with nothing to do.

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Baxter the blue jay.

After they left Muffin came over to me, meow, meow.=Should have put lawyer in hole with “skinny”.  Hmm, yes, you’re right, but too late now.  By the way, what did you do with all our stuff?  Meow, meow.=When saw police come, I work fast while you talk with them.  Meow, meow.=Managed to reach spot on wall by standing on shelf and able to open door to passage.  Meow, meow.=Then drag everything into passage and door close.  Good for you Muffin, that was quick thinking!  Well, we can’t do much, but we can still search that passage and see if JR is hiding in there.  I went back out and brought those boards inside to put across the hole.  But first, I want to see what’s in that leather case.  I took it out of the wall safe and opened it.  Wow, this is something big!  No wonder they want to kill JR.  Meow, meow?=Does that mean they kill lawyer?  More than likely, to get us out of the way Muffin.

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Baxter again.

Just then I got a phone call from the police giving me permission to continue looking for this JR.  However, if I don’t find her within 7 days, then I must go back home.  Okay, I said, I will keep you informed.  After hanging up it hit me, they said “find her”!  Do they know that JR is a woman?  Or was it something the police officer said without actually meaning anything?  Whatever the case, we have permission to continue our search, just stay out of the other investigation.  Fine with us, right Muffin?  Meow!=Yep!  Meow, meow.=But something not seem right.  I agree with you Muffin, but first things first, let’s check that passage.  So in we went and picked up our stuff.  I made sure Muffin was ready for anything and I had my gun ready just in case. 

I laid the boards across the hole and we walked safely over them.  Meow, meow.=”Skinny” still in hole.  That’s probably the first man that went missing some 200 years ago.  That’s why no one found him, they never found the extra passage.  We go a bit further and turn to the right and end up in a sort of room, though it was small and empty, and a dead end. 

To be continued.

Steve and Muffin. (previous chapters and stories can be found on my home page under 20/20 Investigations, Inc.)

© 2020 Steve McLeod.

35 Comments on “20/20 Investigations, Inc…Stone House, Chapter 7.

  1. Monday seems too far away to find out more news ! Muffin continues to show that she is needed in this investigation ! Good going Muffin ! 🙀😻☕️☕️🕵️‍♂️🔦

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    • Muffin does have her thinking cap on for sure!😸😻 Hmm, too far away?🤔 Time passes fast.😀 Nice to know you are enjoying it though! Have a nice evening!😁😸🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️🌙

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  2. Steve, what would you do without Muffin? So resourceful and moving all your things quickly.

    You tell the story so well. You really should consider publishing it on Amazon as an e-book along with your other investigations. Have a great evening!

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    • Yes, it’s a good thing Muffin heard the police car drive up, gave her lots of time to put stuff away! She knows what she’s doing for sure.
      Thank you very much for such kind words! Maybe once I’m finished the series I could think about that, or perhaps it would have to be a couple books by the time I’m done!
      Enjoy your evening as well!😁😸🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️

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      • You noticed?🤔🙄I’ll never complete my comment without a Have a beautiful day!, where are my words… 🤔🙄 Okay, anyway, Let me write it again. Ha ha ha 😜😊Dead end, I wasn’t expecting that, Good place to stop, Told you , Muffin is brilliant and will always find a way out, and this passage mystery is going interesting, keep up Steve! you are doing awesome 😊 Have a wonderful Weekend ✨💐

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      • I’m writing myself into a “dead end” I think, but we’ll find a way out of it somehow!😵🙀 Muffin is getting better all the time with her detective work and quick thinking.😸😽 What would I do without her?🤔😻 Thanks Simon, enjoy your weekend and have a good night!😃😺😴🌙🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️🏡

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  3. You should consider publishing your series, Steve. If you have an Amazon Prime account, you can self-publish. I’ve published 3 ebooks, using Amazon Kindle publishing and it got easier as I went along. ☕️☕️🍩 🍪🌞 🌝 Stay safe!

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    • Hmm, I don’t have the Amazon Prime, it really didn’t benefit me way out here. I thought it would improve shipping time but there was no difference. However, if I need that for publishing I would reconsider. I will have to look into it, several people have said I should try it. Thanks Eugenia for the encouragement!😁😸🌞🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️🏡☕☕

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    • Yes, it was good that she saw the police drive up. She has learned this detective business quite well and knows what to do in an emergency!😁😸😺😻😻🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️

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  4. I really like your blog. A pleasure to come stroll on your pages. A great discovery and a very interesting blog. I will come back to visit you. Do not hesitate to visit my universe. See you soon.

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    • Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comment! I will come by and check out your blog. Please come again and give me a follow, always happy to have you come here and join us at Steve’s Country!😃😺

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