The gang at we always catch our crooks club recieve a mysterious text but who sent it and why
Lighthouse at Bay Road
The gang stared at their phones in complete silence
“Okay very funny,
which of you jokers just sent this dumb text?”
Tommy Cub asked frowning
how could we’ve been the ones who sent it?”
When we’ve been with you this whole time.”
Sammy Turtle frowned back
“Okay, okay, then maybe; whoever sent it
Sent it as a joke.” Tommy added shrugging
I dare you to go and investigate the lighthouse out
on Bay Road and solve its mystery
“I didn’t even know that there was a lighthouse out there.”
Daisy Penguin said after she reread the text out loud
“Besides I don’t feel so comfortable checking out any place.
Without knowing who we’re dealing with in the first place.”
“I was thinking the same thing too.
But I also thought maybe,
they want to test us to make sure we know what we’re doing.”
Cookie also added
“Maybe, but I still would feel better knowing who it is.
Instead of sending us this creepy text.
the only thing out there that I know of is some abounded
Vicky Dragonfly began
“Which is also rumored to be haunted.” Sammy interrupted
“Can we please stop with; the place is haunted.
Haven’t we learned anything from all the cases we’ve
been on already?”
There’s no such thing this was probably just some joke
A few days later the gang was still curious about who
had sent them that strange text
But what really had them curious was wondering what
hidden mysteries was waiting for them inside a light-house
They never knew existed in the first place
Later that day Vicky was trying to pay attention to what
Honey Kitten was telling them
About her new movie on urban legends that she was making.
But her my mind kept wandering off
“Earth to Vicky, come in Vicky!”
Honey cried out as she waved her paw in front of
“Oh sorry, I guess I was.”
I know since I’ve been asking you what you thought about
my new movie ideas
For the last minute now.”
Honey finished for her shrugging.
They just stared at each other for a second before they
cracking up at the same time
“So, tell me; am I really that boring?” Honey added
trying to sound serious
Vicky then quickly told her all about the strange text message
that’s weird. And you guys have no idea who sent it?”
“I keep telling them that it’s probably just a joke,” Tommy said
“Tommy, I really don’t think so.
If it was I would’ve been able to trace the sender by now
“I’ve even asked a friend of mines from computer class.
And not even he could figure it out.” Vicky answered him
“So, are you going to go and check out the place?
Or just let it go as Tommy, said as a joke.”
Honey asked them
“Well, if we leave it up to Sammy, just let it go.”
Daisy walked over to him and gave Sammy a big hug
“You know that I was only teasing.
But if we’re going to go out there we really should do it soon.”
“Cool, can I come with you guys?”
I always wanted to take pictures of the old hotel,
but always been too scared to go by myself
“Especially after hearing all those stories about Al Cat-bones.”
Honey told them
Who was Al Cat-bones? They wanted to know
“He was a big-time bank robber back in the forties.
I read that Cat-bones could’ve robbed you blind or worst
“Without you knowing until it was too late.
That’s how mean he was.” Honey began
“Oh wow, what happened to him?” Sammy asked her
“That’s a mystery within itself.
Some rumor has it that one of his gang members was about
to turn him
and the rest of the gang in after their last bank job
“But when the cops went to the hotel room to arrest him,
he was gone,” Honey answered
“What do you mean he was gone?” Tommy frowned.
Honey looked over at Tommy and laughed
“Gone, as vanished into thin air.
Not only did was he gone but so was the money.”
“Wow, what a weird story.
And they never found out whatever happened to him or the money?”
“Nope, some rumored that the money is still hidden someplace
inside the hotel. but since the place closed down
“It remains as I said before a mystery within itself.”
Honey answered her
“Wow, I’m getting a funny feeling that this investigation
just changed from weird
To I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next.”
The next morning the gang’s excitement and curiosity grew
as they boarded the ferry heading out towards
the old Bay Road.
Soon the old hotel came into view
“Oh wow, I never knew this place was so big.”
Daisy cried out
“Are so dumpy looking,” Tommy added
“It might look dumpy now Tommy, but I bet.
This place was beautiful a long time ago.” Cookie told him
“That’s right young pup, the grand Bay Hall hotel was the most beautiful
back in its glory days. It’s a shame how they just let it go.”
The ferry assistant said
“Why are you kids, going out there?”
this isn’t a no place for you to play around in.”
He added frowning
“Oh, I’m making a movie on our town’s abounded building
and urban legends
We’re just going to take a few pictures then leave.”
The assistant gave her a strange look before he
answered her back
well stay out of trouble and don’t let the ghost of
Al Cat-bones spook you!”
He suddenly started laughing hysterically as he
“Well, that wasn’t weird at all.
Tommy said as he and the gang watched him go
Once they got off the ferry Honey began taking pictures
of the old building
“Okay, where to now?”
Sammy asked as they started walking around the place
“Let’s start at the dining room I’m starving.” Tommy groaned
“Shocking!’ When are you not starving?” Daisy joked
“I wonder what kind of food they served back
when it was opened.”
Cookie asked as they walked towards it
“Whatever it was.
I’m sure it wasn’t the greasy pizza that they serve
“Hey Tommy, I think you stepped on something.”
Sammy told him.
Tommy bent down and picked up the piece of paper
sticking out from the bottom of his sneaker
Then read it out loud:
The answers you seek are guarded by the light
“What does that mean?” Sammy frowned.
None of them answered they seemed to be lost in
their own deep thoughts
“Can I see it?”
Vicky asked Tommy breaking the silence
Vicky slowly reread the note then told them
“There’s something else on here. It looks like some kind of
drawing or something.
They leaned over Vicky’s shoulder to have a better look
“It looks like a tower.” Sammy began
“Or we just found our mysterious lighthouse.”
She pointed to the drawing what she believed looked like
a lighthouse to her
“I think you’re right Cookie,
let’s see if we can find anything that looks like the drawing.”
Vicky told them.
they walked around the hotel grounds for another hour
Looking for anything that looked like what they found
in the drawing
Without any luck.
They were just about to give up when Honey yelled out
Pointing to a big tower that was hidden by the hotel’s
“So, what are we waiting for?”
Let’s go and check out what surprises are hidden inside!”
Tommy laughed before leading the way towards it
“But what if it’s just another dead end?” Sammy yelled out
“Well, we’re never going to know if you just keep
Now come on!” Tommy yelled back
A few minutes later they arrived at the tower entrance.
Cookie was just about to go inside when something
caught her eye
“Hey Cookie, you coming?” Daisy asked
“Yah, I just thought
I saw something ducking behind those bushes.
I guess my eyes are playing tricks on me.”
When they walked inside they were awed looking at all
the stain glass windows
And dusty covered violet carpets.
They silently began examining all the rooms
“Okay, here goes nothing.”
Tommy shrugged as he slowly opened the last door
and walked in
“What are we supposed to be looking for anyway?”
“I guess anything that would give us a clue on what would be
a good hiding place for money,” Daisy answered him.
They did a quick search of the room
But didn’t find anything; until Honey sat on the bed
and looked up at the ceiling fan
do those panels on the fan look a bit weird to you?”
And before any of the gang could answer her back.
The door slammed opened
“Just taking a few pictures, huh?”
The gang turned around and saw that the ferry assistant
was standing in the doorway
Glaring at them
“What are you doing in here?” Tommy asked him frowning
“Well, I can ask you, kids, the same question.”
The assistant frowned back
“And don’t repeat that lame story of how you’re just
taking a few pictures for a movie.” He added
“How do you know what we’ve been doing?” Vicky asked
“Easy, I’ve been following you kids, for the past last hour.
So have you found it yet?” He smiled
The ferry assistant laughed
“You kids, aren’t the first ones.
Who has come out here trying to find my grand great
“Whoa, what?” Al Cat-bones, was your grand great uncle?”
They all cried out at the same time
“Yes, that’s what I’ve been told.
The name is Catty Bills, I should’ve told you, kids
before but like I said before
“You kids aren’t the first to come out some even have
claimed to have found the money
I just didn’t want you kids to come out here and get hurt or
something trying to find it.” Catty explained
have you ever tried to look for the money yourself?”
Honey asked him
“Sure, when I was younger but I never found anything.
I now believe that all those stories about uncle Al,
are probably false tales.” Catty shrugged
“So what really brought you all out here?” He added
The gang quickly told him the whole story
and you never found out who sent you kids the text?”
He asked them once they finished
“Nope, just a few clues on how we can hopefully find it.”
“Yah, like I started telling them before you came in.
the panels on the ceiling fan
look a bit weird and big for it.” Honey added
“Well, let’s have a closer look.”
Catty told them before he climbed on the bed and
reached up for it
“Don’t worry I just have. Whoa, look out!”
He suddenly cried out as the chandelier came crashing
down landing hard on the floor
“Are you okay?” Vicky asked him
But I think you kids, are on to something.” Catty smiled.
He bent down and picked up one of the broken panels
and looked inside of it
“There’s something in here.
Well, I’ll be darn!”
Catty laughed as he poured a whole bunch
of gold nuggets onto the bed
So the gang could have a better look at them
There must be a billion of them what are you going to do
with all of them?” Sammy asked
“Well, I guess we call the cops and let
them figure out what to do.”
“What! You’re just going to turn them over to the cops?”
“Sorry son, but even though we just found them
after all these years. They still don’t belong to us
“Calling the cops is the right thing to do.”
Catty answered him
“Yeah, you’re right. But I still can dream right?”
Catty laughed as he rubbed Tommy on top of his head
leading him and the others out of the room
“Of course you can son; I can do even better
“How about if I treat you kids to the biggest ice cream bowls
you’ve ever seen. While we wait for the cops?”
“And who knows, maybe;
they’ll reward you kids for your great detective work
in finding Al Cat-bones hidden treasure.”
He added with a big grin on his face
The next day the gang got a text that read:
Nice job, in solving the mystery
I knew that you could do it
Just keep in mind that I’ll be watching you
Until then take care
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