The gang of the We Always Catch Our Crooks Club have a fever
that's gold fever! will they get lucky and hit it big or just be fooled by the idea of hitting it big
Daisy Penguin and Vicky Dragonfly were sunbathing inside
of Cookie's backyard
"Okay, one of you please take this bag away
before I eat the whole thing." Vicky sighed.
As she handed the bag of crispy chips over to Daisy;
who looked inside the bag and laughed
"What do you mean before?"
You ate the whole thing already, there's only
two chips left!"
"Well, two is better than none." Vicky shrugged
with a big smile on her face
"Can we go inside?"
It's getting way to hot out here." She added
Tommy Cub and Sammy Turtle walked in
"Hey guys, whats up?"
Did we get a new case to work on?" Cookie asked them
"I know it's been a while since the last one.
but sorry, no; we got something better."
Sammy answered her back smiling
"What can be better than solving a mystery?"
"You'll see, we'll be right back," Tommy answered
both of them holding a wide-flat pan
that looked like it was sprayed painted
with gold paint
"That's what you two, call better?"
A couple of dirty old pans." Daisy smirked
"These are not some old dirty pan.
These pans are sprinkled with pieces of
I don't see any gold nuggets,
where did you two find these things anyway."
Daisy asked them.
"My uncle sent them to me.
he recently brought a ranch up in the mountains
"And invited us to stay a few weeks
"Oh wow, that was very nice for him."
"But that still doesn't explain why you're showing
us these things." She added
is some sort of treasure hunter or something
I really don't remember him all that much
"Since the last time I saw I was a baby.
Anyway, he wrote in his email that he
while he was panning in one of his streams."
He explained that's how the old gold miners used
to look for gold back in the old days
"They'd dip the pan into the water squish it back
and forth a few times, take it out
"Get rid of any rocks or dirt and hopefully
you'd be able
to find a few pebbles or nugget of
gold in your pan." Sammy explained
so how much do you think yours is worth?"
Did your uncle tell you?" Vicky asked him
"No, but I don't think it's worth very much."
Is to go and find as much gold as we can
and become rich!"
Tommy suddenly cried out
Sammy gave him a confused look before
he asked Tommy frowning
"It's?" Since when?"
their new adventure
"Wow, look at all those mountains down there.
I wonder how much gold is just waiting for us to find."
Tommy smiled while looking out the window
Vicky was about to answer him back
over the loudspeaker:
please have your seats upward and
your seatbelts safely fasten
baggage terminal waiting for their bags
"Chuck, do you mind helping me with my bags?"
I couldn't figure out what to pack;
"Sure, no problem." Chuck smiled.
He was about to pick up Daisy's bag when
some grumpy ox
bumped into him. almost knocking him over
"What's his problem?" He's the one,
who bumped into me." Chuck thought to himself
"Sorry," He mumbled then quickly grabbed
Daisy's overstuffed bags and walked away
I thought that jerk was going to pound you in the
face for a second."
Tommy joked once Chuck caught up with him
"Can I pound you in the face?"
Then we would really have something to laugh at."
front of his home
they all got out of the car
"Okay kids, why don't you all grab your bags,
check out your rooms, unpack
"And I'll meet you at the pool in a few minutes."
this place is really awesome." Tommy was telling them
"But there's no way that we're going to explore
all of it in a week." He added
come I like to introduce you all to my business partner
Fred Tails and his cousin Jill."
Then after they all exchanged their hellos
Chuck asked Sammy's uncle
"Have you been able to find any more gold?"
but we've found some other stuff.
that's even more exciting then gold."
Sammy's uncle answered
"Pieces of jewelry and pottery, that Jill believes
it once may
have belonged to the Sky Landers." He added
who are the Sky Landers they wanted to know
"The Sky Landers tribe; once owned this land about a
hundred years ago
that was until they suddenly disappeared
How can a whole tribe just disappear?"
"Don't know. But hopefully we'll soon find out,
now tomorrow I'll give you the grand tour."
"I really don't think that's such a great idea.
especially with all the strange accidents
we've been having lately."
"I wouldn't call a touch of food poisoning
a strange accident!"
"And I wouldn't be so quick to joke
I find it a bit weird that as soon as we began finding
these old pieces some of our crew got suddenly sick
"We should've left it alone."
Jill snorted before getting up from the table
and walked away
from looking for gold all morning
"Do we've any more of that lemonade left?"
"I think there are a few bottles left in the cooler."
"Guys, we've been doing this for hours.
and the only things we've found so far is just dirt
"Let's just go back to the house and jump
in the pool."
I really don't want to be out here when the sun goes down.
especially after hearing that strange story about
the Sky Landers." Sammy added
I'm still trying to figure out how a whole tribe can just
disappear into thin air." Cookie agreed.
"What's this?" She wondered as she bent down
and picked up
a golden monkey that had green diamonds shape for
to the house
to show Sammy's uncle what Vicky found
"Do you think it may have belonged to the Sky Landers?"
Vicky asked him
"Not sure. But what I do think Vicky,
is that you just made one jackpot of a find!"
Joe proudly smiled
in where Vicky found the monkey head
"I thought the boys were supposed to help
us this morning?" Cookie asked
But I'm sure they overslept but if they don't get
their tails out
here in the next ten minutes
we go to their rooms and pour a bucket of cold water
over their heads." Daisy joked.
when Cookie whispered over to them
"Hey, isn't that the ox talking to Fred the same one
who had the problem with Chuck
"Back at the airport."
"Isn't that the jerk from the airport?"
What's he doing out here?" Chuck frowned
we were just wondering the same thing."
"Well, we can go over there and ask or
there's another way we can find out."
Vicky also shrugged.
they quickly hid behind some overgrown bushes
that was near the ox and Fred and tried to listen to
what they were arguing about
"And I'm telling you; that I paid you and your cousin a lot
of money to do a job and nab me those artifacts
"And that's what I expect for you to do!"
The ox snapped.
"It sounded a lot like a sneeze.
Whoever's out there come on out."
The ox added also frowning.
"Well, well, what do we've here?"
The ox smirked
"Why were you kids hiding in those bushes?"
Were you spying on us?" Fred asked them
we were just walking by when Sammy stopped
and sneezed." Vicky began
"Why do I get a feeling that you are lying."
The ox interrupted
Who's this and why is he yelling at my nephew
and his friends?"
Sammy's uncle asked joining them
"What's going on is none of your business.
But, if you must know,
I paid your so-called business partner.
He has been double-crossing you and stealing
"If he doesn't give me what I've paid him for."
The ox snorted
I can't believe that you'd do something like this,
none of the stuff we've found is even worth any money!"
Joe confronted him
"Ha!" Try a few millions!" The ox added smirking
jumped on top of the ox knocking him down
while the girls ran back to the house to phone the police
to the police
they were all sitting around the pool area
what's going to happen to Fred
, and his creepy friend?"
Cookie asked Sammy's uncle Joe
"I'm not really sure.
I can imagine that they'll be arrested,
but whatever does happen to them
"I certainly hope that they get what they deserve.
I still can't believe that I trusted Fred as much
as I did,
and he actually believed that he'd get away with it."
Joe sadly answered shaking his head
was worth millions, do you?" Sammy asked his uncle
"That my dear boy,
will have to be answered when my friend from the
university examines them in a few days
"Until then we'll just have to be patient."
His uncle answered him
to updated him
"Sammy, I certainly hope that you and your friends
had a good time." He was telling him
"We had a blast.
So, did your friend ever get back to you?"
"Yes, sadly Fred and his goon would be
I don't know where they got their information that our
discovery was worth millions
"But not only was it worth less than a few hundred,
the whole Sky landers tribe story was also made up.
they never existed." His uncle answered
bummer to learn," Sammy said.
Sammy's uncle only laughed
all that was important was that you kids,
had a good time. Listen Sammy,
in few days I'll be flying off to a tiny island in Tango
"What do you say would you and your friends want
Sort of a do-over, and who knows what kind of treasures
we could dig up together this time."
"Umm, no offense Uncle Joe,
but I think it'd be better if we leave the
treasure hunting up to you," Sammy answered
"But if you really want to take us on a cool adventure?"
Fun Land is opening next month,
I read it has a killer space coaster ride.
That will make you feel like you're really traveling
"Maybe, instead of digging for treasures
hunting for aliens instead!" Sammy added laughing
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