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Gold Hunters

Summary

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

Chapter 1

The Gold Hunt
 
Chapter 1:
 
On a Saturday afternoon Cookie and her friends
 Daisy Penguin and Vicky Dragonfly were sunbathing inside
 of Cookie's backyard
"Okay, one of you please take this bag away
from me
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
They were gathering up their stuff when her other friends
 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?"
Daisy frowned
"You'll see, we'll be right back," Tommy answered
 
They returned a few seconds later.
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
gold nuggets."
 Tommy frowned
 The girls leaned closer to get a better look
"Gold where?"
 I don't see any gold nuggets,
 where did you two find these things anyway."
 Daisy asked them.
 
 Sammy laughed then answered
"My uncle sent them to me.
 he recently brought a ranch up in the mountains
"And invited us to stay a few weeks
with him."
"Oh wow, that was very nice for him."
 Cookie smiled
"But that still doesn't explain why you're showing
 us these things." She added
"Oh, my uncle Joe;
 is some sort of treasure hunter or something
 like that.
 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
 found gold
while he was panning in one of his streams."
 Sammy began
 
what's panning?" The girls wanted to know
"I asked my brother about it
 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
"Pretty cool,
 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."
Sammy shrugged
 
"That's why our plan is as soon as we get there.
 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?" 
 

Chapter 2

Chapter 2:
 
A few days later the gang headed out towards
 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
 
 When the flight attendant's voice interrupted
over the loudspeaker:
 
We'll be landing in the next five minutes
please have your seats upward and
your seatbelts safely fasten
 
A few minutes later they were standing in front
 of the
 baggage terminal waiting for their bags
"Chuck, do you mind helping me with my bags?"
 I couldn't figure out what to pack;
 so I packed half my closet." Daisy asked him
"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
 
"Hey, what was that all about?"
 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."
 Chuck smirked
 
Ten minutes later Sammy's uncle Joe, pulled in
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."
He instructed
 
 Minutes later the gang was heading towards
the pool
"Wow,
 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
They found Sammy's uncle sitting at one of the tables
"Ah, there you kids are.
 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?"
"Sadly no,
 but we've found some other stuff.
that's even more exciting then gold."
 Sammy's uncle answered
what
"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
"Huh?"
 How can a whole tribe just disappear?"
 Tommy frowned
"Don't know. But hopefully we'll soon find out,
 now tomorrow I'll give you the grand tour."
 Joe smiled
"I really don't think that's such a great idea.
 especially with all the strange accidents
 we've been having lately."
 Jill interrupted
"I wouldn't call a touch of food poisoning
 a strange accident!"
 Fred laughed
"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
 

Chapter 3

Chapter 3:
 
The next day the gang was taking a much-needed break
from looking for gold all morning
"Do we've any more of that lemonade left?"
 Vicky asked
"I think there are a few bottles left in the cooler."
Tommy nodded
"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."
 Daisy suggested
"Sounds good
 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
"Yah
 I'm still trying to figure out how a whole tribe can just
 disappear into thin air." Cookie agreed.
 
 Vicky was about to answer when something caught
her eye
"What's this?" She wondered as she bent down
and picked up
 a golden monkey that had green diamonds shape for
 it's eyes
 
For a few minutes they stood there in awe then quickly ran back
 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 
 

Chapter 4

Chapter 4:
 
The next morning the girls were panning next to the spot
 in where Vicky found the monkey head
"I thought the boys were supposed to help
 us this morning?" Cookie asked
"They were.
 But I'm sure they overslept but if they don't get
 their tails out
 here in the next ten minutes
"I say;
we go to their rooms and pour a bucket of cold water
 over their heads." Daisy joked.
 
A couple minutes later they were walking back to the house
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."
 
 
And before any of the girls could reply the boys
 join them
"Isn't that the jerk from the airport?"
 What's he doing out here?" Chuck frowned
"Don't know.
 we were just wondering the same thing."
 Cookie shrugged
"Well, we can go over there and ask or
 there's another way we can find out."
 Vicky also shrugged.
 
Hoping that they wouldn't get caught
they quickly hid behind some overgrown bushes
that was near the ox and Fred and tried to listen to
 what they were arguing about
"This isn't what I agreed to." Fred was telling the ox
"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.
 
 And before Fred had a chance to respond a loud sound
 interrupted

Chapter 5

Chapter 5:

Sammy sneezed

 

Chapter 6

Chapter 6:
 
"What was that noise?" Fred frowned
"It sounded a lot like a sneeze.
 Whoever's out there come on out."
 The ox added also frowning.
 
 They slowly walked out from their hiding spots
"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
No,
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  
 
"What's going on Fred?"
 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
 my money
"If he doesn't give me what I've paid him for."
The ox snorted
 
"Is this true Fred?"
 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
 
what
 
and before he could finish the boys suddenly
 jumped on top of the ox knocking him down
while the girls ran back to the house to phone the police
 

Chapter 7

Chapter 7:
 
A few hours later once they finished talking
to the police
they were all sitting around the pool area
"So,
 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
 
"You don't really believe when he said your finding
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

Chapter 8

Chapter 8:
 
A few days later Sammy's uncle phoned Sammy
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?"
 Sammy asked
"Yes, sadly Fred and his goon would be
 very disappointed.
 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
 
"Oh wow, I'm sorry that must've been a real
 bummer to learn," Sammy said.
 Sammy's uncle only laughed
"No worries,
 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 
to come?
 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
 through space
"Maybe, instead of digging for treasures
 we could
 hunting for aliens instead!" Sammy added laughing
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