The Investigators, Inc. Nowhere. Chapter 18.

The cats were digging furiously by that one big rock, hoping to dig enough of a hole that it would roll off my leg. Might work too if we have enough time. They are certainly making good progress. Then I noticed a metal bar on the far wall. “Hey you two, see if you can drag that metal bar over here,” I said, “I can use it to lift these rocks off my legs”. They ran over and knocked it down, then they tied their special tow rope on it and started to pull, but they were unable to move it. So they brought the rope over to me. “That’s a thin rope,” I said. Meow,meow.=It special rope, very strong and easy to hold. I tried to pull but the bar dug into the dirt and wouldn’t move. “See if you can put something under the bar to lift it up,” I said to them.

Mr. Cat started digging and put himself under the bar and lifted it just enough that I could pull it to me easily. “Good job Mr. Cat,” I said as I got the bar placed just right and got the rock to slide off into the hole the cats had dug. It seemed to be taking so long, but I finally had the second rock pried up enough that I could drag myself out of there. I could barely move that leg, and the pain was terrible. But my back was the worst, that old wound, I can barely move now. But how do we get out? That pile of rocks and dirt only made it half way up to the kitchen door. Meow.=Over here, boxes, maybe we use to get out. I go look at them, they are wood and empty, but they are old too, however it’s probably our only hope to get out of here.

I start to carry them over very slowly, with terrible pain in every step. The cats managed to push some of the boxes closer so I wouldn’t have to walk so much. Then I began to stack them into some crude looking staircase. “Doesn’t look too safe,” I said, “but we’ll give it a try, you two go first and see how steady it is before I try climbing on those boxes.” Meow,meow.=Okay, here we go. And up they went nice and easy. Of course, they really don’t weigh much. I start up and the boxes moved with each step. Finally I can grab the kitchen floor and start to lift myself up just as the boxes fell into a heap on the cellar floor. That was close.

The pain in my back just about has me paralyzed now…but I have to do this. The cats grab my jacket with their teeth, pulling as hard as they can. I don’t think it helped, but they wanted to try anyway. I finally made it and was lying on the kitchen floor. I took off our breathing masks, then the cats pushed an old chair over to me. I managed to get myself up onto my feet and out the door we went. I collapsed on the ground just as we heard, and felt, a large rumbling explosion!

The house caved into a pile of rubble and dust was floating all through the air. I managed to crawl along on the ground to an old stump near the trees and pulled myself up to sit on it. Once the dust settled a bit more I called Baldwin for help. Soon the helicopter was here, they had to lower a stretcher for me to lie on, there was no way I could climb up the ladder. They flew me to a hospital in Switzerland, apparently there was a medical convention happening in the city and 3 of the doctors had agreed to check me out. One was for my back, the other two worked with various types of amnesia.

Mine wasn’t typical amnesia but a forced type, but they thought that perhaps they might be able to help with their new experimental procedure. After a week I was back at the chateau. I was walking, but slowly, though the doctor said it would improve. I have had my first treatment to try and restore my memory, but nothing changed. I will need up to 4 more treatments, but there is still no guarantee it will work. However, the doctors were very hopeful that there was no permanent damage done. We’ll just have to wait and see.

The End. Join us again next week for an all new adventure, The Mystery of the Square House.

Previous stories can be found on my home page under “The Investigators, Inc.” and “20/20 Investigations, Inc.”

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

29 Comments on “The Investigators, Inc. Nowhere. Chapter 18.

  1. So glad you and the cats got out safely. Now to get your memory restored. A nice vacation would help. Don’t like that the bad guys got away, maybe next time?

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    • Yes, that was a close one! Our next case should be an easy one, almost like a vacation. Amazing that John always seems to get away! One of these times we’ll get him.πŸ˜€πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΈπŸ˜ΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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  2. Another close call!! Mr. Cat 🐈 is hero! He put himself at risk to help you out!! He deserves a medal πŸ…πŸ˜πŸ˜Good Job Mr. Cat and of course Muffin too.. There’s a good female behind every male encouraging him to succeed!😁😁

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    • Thanks Dusty! Yep, Mr. Cat did a great job there, quick thinking too. Muffin stayed close to me. Some of our new gadgets really paid off this time too. Now to see what happens with my memory before our next case begins.πŸ˜πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΈπŸ˜ΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • I know… You might need to be selective with a new case. Don’t want to be in another bad spot! What happened to Pete?? Did hit him when shot? He’s still a threat!!πŸ˜¬πŸ€”πŸ˜³

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      • AHA!🀨 Caught you!πŸ˜’ Muffin said that all the bad guys were dead, except one, and that was John, who always seems to get away, or break out of jail or something. So I’m sure we’ll meet him again sometime.πŸ˜³πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Pete was short, bald, 40s and intelligent, John is 6ft 5, 230lbs, good looking, 30s, not very bright, but always manages to find someone who is smart or wealthy to work with.πŸ™„πŸ™„

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  3. Sonds like you’re still nowhere to me and you’d better get somewhere soon. I’m betting the Square House isn’t going to be so square at all and you’re going to need full circular reasoning.
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    Laugh Now! You can be crabby anytime

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  4. Well, I am glad that this is all over and that you all survived this mystery of all mysteries ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜Ί

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    • Yes indeed! Now to see if my memory will come back before our next case.πŸ˜πŸ‘©πŸ˜ΈπŸ˜ΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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  5. Another great mystery! 😁 Great job Steve! πŸ‘ Looking forward to the next one. πŸ€”πŸ˜¬

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  6. Glad you are safe 😍 and yet your memories πŸ˜³πŸ™„πŸ€” when we will get that πŸ€” lot of twists and hope 🧐 let’s see the next new chapter ☺️ great work Steve βœ¨πŸ€— novel is getting bigger πŸ™‚πŸ˜Ž

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    • Yep, all done for this one and now the new story begins.😁 But does my memory come back?πŸ€” Or do I start life over again?πŸ˜³πŸ™€πŸ™€ Stay tuned, chapter 1 is out!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • I have almost read it πŸ˜πŸ˜… you can’t confuse me now.. Yes you got your… 😎 I’m not going to say that part 😁

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  7. Did I forget my comment today? πŸ€” okay! I think I am. So glad cats helped and right help arrived at right time. I’m glad the medicine worked which I found in your latest chapter but did you get your memory? did I read that part ? you can find it in my comments 😎😺

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