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Creek Mills Mystery

Summary

When Cliff Hills went up to Creek Mills

To look for his lost dog Mo.

He returned not only empty-handed. But

With a mystery that not even

 The We Always Catch Our Crooks Club

might not even be able to solve

The mystery beings:

Tommy Cub was about to bet his

 brother’s Chuck

 high score on the space blaster

 game

. That he was playing inside the

Rocky Shores arcade
 

“Way to go Tommy,

 as soon as you destroy that alien

space station. You’ll be

 able to reach the last level

of the game”

 not even Chuck,

 has been able to reach

that far before!”

 His friend Sammy Turtle

 was telling him
“I know, I guess today is just

my lucky day!” Tommy laughed

 

“I can’t wait to go home and

 tell Chuck, that I just blew

 his high score out to orbit!”

He added

 

He was just about to blow up the

space station

when something bumped into him.

 Causing him to crash onto a

 flying rock


“Cliff! You turd!”

 Cause of you I just wiped out

 on the best game I ever played!”

 He cried out
“Sorry Tommy,

 I don’t know what happened

. I suddenly felt dizzy

 for a second I thought

 I was going to pass out,”

Cliff mumbled 
“Oh wow!” are you okay?”

 you don’t look so good,”

 Tommy told him
 

“I guess so,

 ever since my dog Mo,

 ran off

 I’ve been feeling like

 I’m lost inside some kina

of fog or something

But I figured that

 if I went out for a while

 I’d feel better,”

 Cliff answered him
“Bummer,

 how long has your dog been

 missing?”

 Sammy asked him
 

“About four days,

 my mom keeps telling me

 that he’ll find his way back

home any time now.

That he’s just exploring his

 new surroundings,”

 Cliff answered him back

 sounding like he was about to

 cry at any moment
“I’m sure she’s right.” Sammy smiled.

 Remembering that Cliff had only moved

 to Rocky Shores just a few weeks ago
 

“But seriously you don’t look

 so good,

you should go home and take a nap

 or something,” He added

 

 

 Cliff just nodded his head

in agreement then started to

 
head for the front door.

 When he started to feel dizzy again

and almost fell to the floor

. If Tommy and Sammy didn’t quickly

reach out to help him

 

“Whoa Cliff!”

 Why don’t you call your mom to

come and pick you up?

 You really shouldn’t be walking

around like you’re drunk or

 something,” Sammy told him
“I can’t.

 She’s not home she dropped me off

before she went to work

 She didn’t want me to stay home

Alone, mopping all day”

 But I think

 that she just doesn’t want

 me to go back out to Creek Mills,

 anymore.

 That’s the direction that
Mo, ran off to the last time

I saw him,”

 Cliff began to explain


 

“Oh wow!” Sammy whistled.

“I wouldn’t be caught dead

 going in there by myself,

 my brother told me that some

kids went up there for a

camping trip and

 they were never seen again.

 It was like

they just disappeared into

thin air,”

 

Tommy rolled his eyes before

 he answered
“Oh please Sammy,

 give us a serious break,”
 

“Well it was pretty scary.

I’ll give him

 that the whole time that

 I was there looking for Mo,”

 I had this creepy feeling that

 I was begin watched.
“And for a few minutes

 I thought I had

 gotten lost heading back.

 That I lost my balance and fell

off a small hill

and at the bottom of it,

 I found--,” Cliff began

 And before Tommy and Sammy could

 ask him what he found

Chuck, and the girls joined them

 

Chapter 2:

“Hey little bro!”

 I can tell by the look on

your face

 that I still rule the galaxy!”

 Chuck laughed
“Very funny Chuck,

 if it wasn’t for Cliff, here

 I would’ve blown your score up

in flames,”

 Tommy snorted
“Yah, yah right. Excuses, excuses!”

 Chuck laughed patting Tommy on

 his back
 

“No, it’s true.

 I did accidently bump into him

 while he was playing,

Ever since my dog Mo, ran off

 I haven’t been myself—“

Cliff answered
“Oh, I’m so sorry about your dog

 I hope that you’ll find him soon,”

 Daisy Penguin interrupted
“Thanks,” Cliff sadly smiled
 

“Yah, we all do.

 But can we please stop

 interrupting him

 and let him tell us what

 he found,” Tommy snorted
“It was a skull next to an

 old worn out pack bag,”

 Cliff answered

 “Whoa!”
both Cookie and Tommy cried out

“The pack bag was empty expect for
an old torn up map” Cliff explained
“Wow!”

 What did you do with it?” Cookie asked
 

“Nothing,

 I just put everything back as

I found it then started running

until I got back home.

 And told my mom about it, who

got all weird on me and made me

 promise that I’d never go back

there again”,” Cliff answered her.

 

“But ever since I found them

I can’t stop thinking about it

 along with Mo,” Who’s

still out there I guess that’s

why I’ve been so out of it”
“And Tommy,

 sorry again about the

 whole game thing,” He added
“Don’t worry about it.

 It was only a dumb game

right now we’ve a few mysteries

to solve.

 That are much better than any game!”

 Tommy cried out happily

 

“Huh?” What mysteries?”

 Sammy frowned
“One, to find Cliff’s dog.

 And the other is to find out more

 about the stuff that he

 found out

 in Creek Mills,”

 Tommy answered him

 back smiling
“And how are we going to do that?”

 Cliff’s mom isn’t the only one who’d

freak out if she ever found out

 we went out there to snoop around.

 Mines would probably ground me

for life if we got caught,”

 Sammy told him
 

“Yah, mines too,” Daisy added
“It’s not only our parents who get

all weird when it comes to

 Creek Mills, I remember last year

I was writing a paper about

 Creek Mills, for my English class”
“And every time I’d ask that

 old weird librarian who took over

 for Ms. Hen, to help me

 with the research. She’d either

tell me how dangerous it was,

 that it wasn’t a place to discuss

 to write about someplace else”
“It was like Creek Mills, is hiding

 some spooky secret

she wasn’t allow to tell,”

 Chuck told them
“Yah, but what?” Cookie frowned
“That’s what we’re about

to find out,” Tommy smiled

Chapter 3:

Two days later Cookie, Chuck, Daisy,

 Cliff and Tommy were gathered

 inside their club house
“Hey!” Guess what?”

 Mo, found his way back home

last night,”

 Cliff cried out happily
“That’s great news Cliff,”

 Cookie smiled
“Great,

 now we can get down to business

 of solving our real mystery,”

 Tommy told them
“Where’re Vicky and Sammy?”

 Daisy asked.

 And before any of them could

answer her

 Vicky and Sammy walked into

the club house

 

“Hey guys!” Missed us?”

 Sammy smiled

“Where have you guys been?”

Daisy asked them
“At the library,

 trying to find some books and

 other stuff about Creek Mills.

 That we might be able to use,”

 Vicky answered her
“And did you find anything out?”

 Cookie asked
“You mean besides learning

how quickly.

 You can smile and

give someone a death stare in

 less the five seconds?”

 Nope?” nothing really,”

 Sammy shrugged
 

Vicky giggled

before she added
“Chuck, wasn’t kidding about

that creepy new librarian.

 When we asked her to help us

 find some information about

 Creek Mills,”

 She just looked at us with the

 meanest, strangest look then

pointed to the old newspaper

 section”
“And told us to look through it.

 Which was a waste of time.

 

 We were just about to leave

when a lady bird, who overheard

 us

 talking with Arch” Waved us over

 then handed us this book

 and told us to hide in my bag,”

Vicky opened her book bag and

 took it out.

Which was entitled

Ghost Grave Mine

“Ghosts grave mine?”

Tommy frowned after

 reading the title off the book
“Yah,

 it has a whole bunch of stories

of mysterious deaths,

 disappearance, and other weird

stuff.

 That happened out in Creek Mills,”

 Vicky started to explain
“Can I see it?” Cliff asked.

 

Vicky smiled as she handed

the book over to him
“Hey listen to this!”

 It says here that in the

early sixties a couple

 of foxes

 went out to Creek Mills,

in search of a diamond mine”

 A few days later their families

 reported them missing and

 

their whereabouts were never

found,”
 

“Whoa!”

 I didn’t even know there was

 a diamond out there,”

 Chuck frowned.

“Does it say where it’s at?”

 He added
“Umm, don’t know

the next few pages are

missing,”

 Cliff answered him back

shrugging
 

“Let me see it,”

Tommy said taking the book

 away from him
“That’s weird,”

 He added after rereading

 what Cliff had a few seconds ago
“It just skips to another story about

 a couple of kids,

 who went camping

 and were found dead over by the river

 bank”

 A few days later the doctor who examined

 their bodies determined that they both

 died of the same natural causes”
“At the exactly same time,”
 

“Huh?”

 That’s impossible!”

 How can they both have died exactly

 the same way or time?”

 Vicky frowned.

 No one answered her they just sat

in silence within their

own thoughts

 

“So now what?”

 Sammy asked breaking the silence

“Seems like every time we think that

 we might have an answer to

our question.

 Three different more pop up,” 
 

And before any of them could

 answer him

 Cookie interrupted
“What about the lady bird?”

 I bet she can help us,

 let’s go back to the library

 and see if she’s still there,”

Chapter 5:

An hour later

they back inside the local

 library

 searching for the lady bird.

They soon found her by the

history section
 
 

“Well hello kids, back so soon and

 I see that you brought some of

your friends

 this time,” She smiled
“Hi, my name is Vicky,

 and these are my friends;

 Cookie, Daisy, Sammy, Tommy,

 Cliff and Chuck,”
“Well, it’s very nice meeting

you kids,

 my name is Ms. May,

 how can I help you?”
“Umm, it’s about the book you

 gave me. It seems to have

a few pages missing

from it,” Vicky began
“Oh my!”

 That’s strange there shouldn’t be

 any pages missing,”

 Ms. May cried out

 feeling Ms. Arch eyes on them
“Why don’t you kids, meet me

 at the local pizza shop across

the street. I’ll be there in a

 few minutes, just order whatever

 you kids, like.

 It’ll be my treat,”

She added smiling

 

A few minutes later she joined them
“Sorry,

 I just figured this would be

 a much nicer place

 to talk without any--,”

Ms. May began
“You mean without

 any creepy librarians giving you

 the evil eye when you’re talking?”

 

 

 Cookie interrupted smiling
“Ah yes!”

 Ms. Arch, can be a little creepy

 at times,” The lady bird giggled. 

 “Now tell me why are you kids,

 so interested in Creek Mills?”
 

 

“Well, I guess

 it started when my dog Mo,

 ran off towards Creek Mills,

 and when I went to look for him.

 That’s where I found an old pack bag,

 and some skull hidden by

the river bank,” Cliff began

 
“I see,

 that must’ve gave you a fright.

 But sadly I’m sure there’re

  many hidden skulls waiting

 to be discovered

 in Creek Mills,”

 Did you ever find your dog?”

 Ms. May asked him
“Oh yah,

 he came back a few days later.”

 Cliff smiled
“Glad to hear now Vicky,

 do you’ve the book?

I’d like to see what pages

are missing?” She asked her

 

 

Vicky took the book out of her bag

and passed it over to her

“See, it starts talking about

 some old secret diamond mine.

 Then the rest of the pages seemed

to be have been ripped out.”

Vicky told her
“That’s strange I could’ve sworn

that when I gave Ms. Arch,

 this book all the pages were there.

 I guess someone didn’t want others

 to read the rest of the story about

old the souls mine,”

 Ms. May said shaking her head.

 After she took the book and

looked through it
 

“Old souls mine?” Cookie frowned 
“Yes, rumors has it

 from the old folk’s legend that if

 one follows the river bank

to the  very end.

 You’d supposal would find

 the entrance to the old mine,”

 Ms. May began
“Do you believe these rumors?”

Vicky asked
 

“Oh wow!

” Can you imagine?

 If we were to find it we’d

be rich!”

 Tommy added happily
“Easy now kids, Creek Mills

 isn’t a playground it’s

 and always has been a very

 dangerous place.

 I’m not sure if the rumors are

 true or not, but one thing

 I do believe is”

That many foolish folks have

 and probably

 will try to see if it’s true

or not”   
 

“I remember my grandpa,

 telling us stories about the

 diamond mine

 when we were little. Of how

 he and his pals were going to

 strike it rich as soon as

 they find the diamond mine”

 But they never did I guess

 they were to scared of the

 river banks truly begin

haunted by ancient spirits,

or they just didn’t believe

that they’d find it,”

 Ms. May explained

 

“Do you believe that the

 skull that Cliff,

 found could’ve belong to one

of those folks looking for the mine?”

 Cookie asked the lady bird
“That my dear, I can’t

 say but I strongly suggest

 that you kids, just

forget that you ever heard

 about this and stay away

from Creek Mills,”

 Ms. May answered

 

Chapter 6:

 

A few hours later

they were back at their

 club house
“So I guess that’s, that,”

 Sammy told them sadly
“You guess that’s what?”

 Tommy frowned
“The case,

 I guess this is one case

that we won’t be able

 to solve,” Sammy shrugged
 

Huh?”

 Since when do you guys, just

 give up on a case so easily?”

 Cliff asked.

 “I was just about suggesting

 that we’d go back to

Creek Mills,”
 

“He’s right.

 We never just give up on a case

 just cause it’s getting to hard.

 We should go back grab the stuff

 Cliff, found and figured out

what happened to them,”

 Cookie added
 

“Agreed.

 And just think about it you guys,

 just imagine if we were

 the first kids, in history

to find the diamond mine”

 We’d be beyond famous!”

 Tommy cried out excitedly

 

Then after discussion it for

 a few more minutes and going

 over it two more times.

 They all agreed that

 they couldn’t give up
They all had to go back to

 Creek Mills 
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