The Investigators, Inc. The Lost Doll. Chapter 2.

We got ourselves settled in nicely. He didn’t mind at all that we brought Jennifer too, and she and Annelie shared a bedroom. Kat and I had a huge bedroom that was furnished nicely with antiques. Actually, I think everything in this house is antique, except in the kitchen, which is very modern looking. Danny admitted he wasn’t a very good cook, so Jennifer and Annelie volunteered to make dinner for us while Danny showed Kat and I around the house. The cats followed along behind us, but once we got to the basement they scattered, looking for mice.

There was a door down there leading to another room that Danny said had caved in years ago, so he keeps the door locked so no one will go in and maybe get hurt. Makes good sense. We didn’t have time to look at the attic before the girls were calling us for dinner. The cats were disappointed in not finding any mice, but they enjoyed their dinner anyway. After eating Danny said he always heads to bed early, and it was getting a little late so we did the same. We all got together in our big bedroom first to talk things over, after I plugged in our new scrambler, which is better than our last one.

I take quick nap while they talk.

“He certainly has a lot of food for one man,” said Jennifer. “Well, he was expecting us,” said Kat, “maybe he just didn’t know how much food to buy for an extra few days with people around.” “That’s possible,” said Annelie, “but that kitchen is amazingly spotless.” “He does have a housekeeper,” I reminded her. “But she hasn’t been here for 6 days,” said Jennifer, “and the way Danny talks about cooking, it just seems like the kitchen should be a bit messier”.

“The only part of this house that is messy is the basement,” I said, “but there is one thing odd about it.” “What’s that?”, asked Kat, “I didn’t notice anything.” “Remember that door?”, I asked her. “Sure,” she said, “that didn’t look odd.” “He says he keeps it locked so no one will go in there,” I reminded her, “but there is a fresh pathway through the dust and dirt on the floor leading to that door. So he must be going in there regularly.” Meow,meow.=We… “Just a minute Muffin,” said Kat, “I also noticed something which you didn’t Steve.”

They never want to listen to us cats.

“What’s that?”, I asked. “Danny said he’s 70,” she began. “And he looks his age,” I interrupted. Kat looked at me. “Oops, sorry,” I said. “Hmm, anyway, his face looks 70, but his hands look maybe 40 at the most,” she continued. “Yes, I noticed that too,” said Jennifer, “I thought his hands looked very young for his age.” “I admit, that slipped past me,” I said. “Me too,” said Annelie, “though I did notice his voice didn’t sound realistic for an older man, it didn’t come out natural, more like he had been practicing speaking that way.”

“Another interesting point,” I said. Meow,meow?=Me talk now? “Oh, sorry Muffin,” said Kat, “yes, you may.” Meow,meow.=M.C. and me notice something too. We sniff bottom of door in basement, there was human person in that room. We all look at each other. “That would account for the path to the door,” I said, “and it means we need to be extra careful what we say around Danny or anyone else. And since the housekeeper comes tomorrow, we need to watch her too.”

Me talk now?

Danny had told Kat and I that 2 of his sons haven’t been around or even talked to him in several years. They just want him to die so they can get their inheritance. The third son also hasn’t been around, but according to his daughter, has no interest in inheriting anything. Apparently he doesn’t believe there is anything to inherit anyway. But Danny said there is a fortune hidden in this house, and only he knows where it’s hidden. And he’s giving it all to his daughter.

He laughed at the thought of his sons getting nothing. “When Danny goes to pick up the housekeeper in the morning, we will check that basement room,” I said, “and he leaves early so let’s get some sleep. You girls take M.C. with you for tonight.” “Are you expecting trouble already?”, asked Jennifer. “We have enough information now to tell me that more is going on here than just a lost doll,” I said, “so we need to be careful at all times.”

To Be Continued.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

71 Comments on “The Investigators, Inc. The Lost Doll. Chapter 2.

  1. Indeed it is more than a lost doll…hmmm…perhaps there is treasure inside the doll…the fact that Danny is holding back on things and obviously his face was changed…interesting observation ! πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘©πŸ˜ΌπŸ˜Ό

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    • Treasure in the doll?πŸ€” That’s always a thought. There’s definitely something about Danny that isn’t right and we need to find out quickly, before trouble begins!πŸ˜’πŸ‘±β€β™€οΈπŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ‘±β€β™€οΈπŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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  2. So Danny is not Danny and there is a human person hidden behind a locked door in the basement, and there is a large inheritance involved. I think the doll might be stuffed with emeralds and dynamite and someone id getting on big boots so they can kick you in the back. Muffin Dump that guy
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    Laugh sometimes

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    • Yes, it would seem that Danny is not himself. Is the person behind that door alive or dead, we don’t know yet. And yes, the doll might be filled with jewels and that’s why this Danny wants it found. Or perhaps there really is no large inheritance at all, the sons might just think there is. Now we need to find out what is true and what isn’t. I’m starting to get a bad feeling about this case.πŸ€”πŸ˜³πŸ˜¬

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  3. Hmm, I think the doll may be stuffed with jewels, as well. Maybe her eyes are sapphires! The cats are already on to odd things that are going on. I would be very careful if I were you! πŸ‘€πŸ˜¬πŸ‘»β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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    • That is always a possibility, maybe that’s why people want that doll found. The family jewels are in there. Or maybe it’s just a doll of sentimental value. We’ll find out soon enough I’m sure! Yes, we will be careful now that we know that not all is right here.πŸ€”πŸ‘±β€β™€οΈπŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ‘±β€β™€οΈπŸ‘©πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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