There''s something weird going on inside the Old Spooks Place but what?
and can you figure out what it is before the We Always Catch Our Crooks Club solve the case
The Old Spooks Place
Tommy Cub and Sammy Turtle were both squatting down
behind a parked car.
Next to Tommy’s house staring out towards his
next-door neighbor’s house.
Sammy, who was not only bored but getting tired
of squatting whispered over to Tommy
“I really hope that you didn’t make me rush over here,
in the middle of the night.
So, I can just squat
behind this car all night.” Sammy protested
“Stop whining Sammy,
it’s only eight o clock.
I’m telling you that there’s something
weird going on.” Tommy frowned.
Sammy looked at the old run down Victorian house
who had seen better days.
And was now known around the neighborhood
as a creepy old haunted house
(better known as the Old Spooks House)
“What’s weird, is us
hiding behind this car for over an hour.
Just staring at the house like a bunch of idiots.”
“Just keep looking.” Tommy sighed.
A few seconds later Sammy complained again
“I’m beginning to cramp.
Can we just go I don’t see anything.”
“Dude, keep your shell on-
there did you see it!” Tommy cried out
“Did I see, what?”
Sammy stopped talking just as a claw slowly pulled
the ripped shade up
“Please don’t tell me that’s why you called me
freaking out.” He added
“No, just keep watching.
Doesn’t it look like he’s writing something
on the glass.”
Tommy told him.
Sammy sighed as he popped his head out again to get a better look
“I guess so, but so what?”
We all know that Old Spooks is a little weird.”
“I know, but I just get a funny feeling that he knows
we’re watching and is trying to tell us something.”
“Maybe, but all I see is just a bunch of creepy stick figures.”
Tommy was going to reply when another pair of claws
that looked bigger appeared at the window
and swiped it clean
“Okay, now that was weird.
I thought that old spooks lived alone.”
Sammy whispered over to him.
But before he had a chance to answer
Tommy’s neighbor front door suddenly flung open
And a fat crab wearing a shapeless dress walked
onto the front porch.
She looked around seconds later
a slimmer crab came out and order her back in
Tommy looked over to Sammy, who had a
confused look on his face whispered
“You see, I told you something weird was going on.”
The next day Sammy was telling the girls about what
happened last night.
When Tommy walked inside their clubhouse
that there was a fire late last night at the old spooks place
“Around one in the morning.
I heard the fire trucks so I jumped out of bed and
ran to my window
And saw that his house was on fire
a pair of medics were taking old Spooks away.”
“Wow, that’s awful. Is he going to be okay?”
Cookie asked him
“Don’t know. But I sure hope so.” Tommy shrugged
“Sammy, was telling us what happened last night.
Do you know how the fire started?”
Vicky Dragonfly asked him
“No, not yet.”
“That’s so sad.
I always felt sorry for him,
he must be so lonely living inside that old creepy house
without no one to talk to.” Vicky added
“I heard the reason that he never leaves is cause.
He’s to haunted by all the spirits that are roaming
inside his house.”
Sammy told them.
Tommy just gave him a are you seriously for real look
Before he answered
“I highly doubt that the place is haunted.
Since there’s no such thing he doesn’t leave
because he’s too busy protecting his buried treasure.”
“Yah, it’s been rumored
that old Spooks used to be an old gold miner
back in the days.
And hit it big and buried it all inside his house.”
Cookie was about to ask him a question when
a loud thud
coming outside their clubhouse made them all jump.
Vicky unlocked the door and took a quick
“I think we just had an unwanted visitor.
And they left us a little present.” She told them smiling
She held up a big rock that was wrapped in a piece of paper
secured with a big rubber band around it.
She slowly unwrapped it then read the note out loud:
DON HAVE ME WAN
YOU AGAIN STAY AWAY THE SPOKS HOUSE
Vicky started laughing after she finished reading it
“What’s so funny?” Sammy asked frowning
whoever wrote it really needs to learn how to spell.
And since we all know that Spooks is at the hospital,
we know it’s not him
“So, I guess we’ve a little mystery to solve who wrote us
this dumb note. And who started the fire.”
She answered him
The next afternoon Tommy asked to meet with them after school
My mom, went to visit Spooks, according to her;
he’s going to be okay. And will be going home in a few days.”
Tommy informed them
That’s great news
“But here’s the weird part; she also told me.
That when she was leaving the room a fat crab was about
to go in
claiming to be his distant cousin or something
“But instead of asking how he was doing.
She wanted to know when she and her husband will be
back in the house
To look for some important papers that they’ve asked Spooks for.”
“Oh wow, that’s weird.
And what did your mom answer her?” Daisy Penguin asked him.
Tommy smiled then smiled
“My mom told her that she and her husband should worry
about his health then some dumb papers.”
“Good for your mom.” Cookie smiled back
“Yah, she also thinks that Spooks is a bit strange.
But she looks after him and doesn’t want anything bad to happen
“Which made me think those two creeps are up to something no good.
We should go and search his house and.” Tommy added
I’m not going inside some old burnt-out haunted house!”
Sammy interrupted him
“Sammy, Sammy, have many time do I’ve to tell you.
There’s no such thing as a haunted house
Besides the fire only damaged his living room
“We’ll just go in and take a quick look and try to find anything
that will help us figure out what they’re up to and leave.”
Two days later they sneaked underneath the DO NOT ENTER tape.
And climbed inside the house through a broken window
“I’m telling you guys,
I really don’t think this is such a good idea.”
Sammy whispered over to them.
They decided it’d go faster if they split up and search
A few minutes later they met back next to the broken window
they used to climb in
“So, did you guys find anything?” Daisy asked them
“Nope.” Sammy began
he was interrupted by the sound of keys opening
the front door
“Oh great, I hope it’s not the cops.” Sammy whispered
“Shh dude, I highly doubt that the cops use keys.
Now find some place to hide.” Tommy frowned
“What was that?” The fat crab asked her husband
“What was what?”
I didn’t hear anything let’s just get what we came for
The sooner we find it the sooner we can cheer up your
good old cousin
And my favorite cousin in law!” Her husband laughed
“Wow, maybe we got this all wrong.”
Tommy was going to tell her to be quite
When a crackling laugh interrupted him
“Yah, cheer him up all the way to the funeral home!”
The fat crab also laughed as they walked away
“Okay, the coast is clear.” Tommy told them.
Seconds later they quickly escaped through the window and ran all the
way back to Tommy’s house
“Whew, that was close.”
Sammy told them once they were safely inside
“Yah, it’s to bad that
we didn’t have enough time to collect any clues.”
“Except for this!” Vicky happily cried out.
She then read the ripped piece of paper that she had stuck inside
her back pocket
IT IS BURIED UNDER THE COUCH NEXT TO THE FIRE..
I told you guys; there’s something hidden that house!”
Tommy told them
A few days later they returned back to Old Spooks house
“Aww, what a shame they boarded-up all the windows.
So we can’t sneak in.” Sammy slightly smirked
“Nice try there slick. I’ll be right back.”
Tommy smirked back.
He then took off and returned holding a crow bar
“Here, help me get those boards off.” He told Sammy
Minutes later they were back inside and went straight to where the paper
told them to go
“Okay, Sammy and I’ll move the couch.
While you girls, look underneath it.”
The girls bent down and rolled up a dirty rug and slowly began
to look around it.
Until Cookie found a lose plank and lifted it up
with the help of Vicky and Daisy
Hidden inside was a small safe
“Okay, I don’t suppose you know how to open this thing?”
Sammy asked Tommy
“Actually, I think I might know how to?” Vicky smiled.
She slowly turn the knob to the right
then to the right again and the middle
And gave it a slight tug
Yes it opened
“Whoa, how did you learn how to do that?”
Daisy asked her in amazement.
Vicky laughed shrugging
“I was just lucky.”
Daisy reached inside the safe and took out a large envelope that
read Red Spooks last word and will
“Umm, why don’t we hold off and read that at the clubhouse.
I don’t feel very comfortable reading it here.” Sammy began
“Whoa, who’d have figured that old Spooks
was so loaded!” Tommy laughed
I just took a quick peek while Sammy was whining.”
Tommy shrugged as he stuffed the envelope
into his back pocket
Minutes later they were back at their clubhouse discussing on what
to do next
When a loud thud of the door slamming open caused them
all to jump
“Hey!” What’s the big idea?” Sammy cried out
“Never mind, us,
we know that you kids broke into our cousin’s house.
And from all the happy faces and high fives
“I’m pretty sure that you found what we’ve been looking for.
So if you don’t mind in handing it over to us right now!”
The skinny crab demanded
We’ve no idea what you’re talking about, hand what over?”
“Don’t get cute pup,
now don’t let us ask you again. Where is the copy
of his will!”
The fat crab yelled
“Even if we did have it.
Why would we ever give it to you losers?”
“For all we know you’re the ones who try to burn down
“Why you little nosey brats!”
Have no business in our affairs, you better hand us.”
And before she could continue a loud voice from behind
“Hey!” Leave them alone!”
They turned around and noticed that Tommy’s brother Chuck
Was standing daring them to make a move
“Oh crap, I forgot to grab the envelope before we left.”
Tommy cried out once they were in the
safety of his bedroom
“I hid it inside a hole on the floor before those
two jerks broke in.” He added
“Okay, you little tweeps what have you gotten yourselves into this time.
Why did those two idiots want to murder you?”
Chuck asked them frowning.
They quickly told him the whole story from the fire
to finding Old Spooks will
“Oh wow, we better go tell mom and the cops about this.
Who knows what those two are capable of doing next.”
Hours later they were inside the local police station repeating
The next morning the chief of police called them in
“I wanted to let you kids,
know that we arrested Red’s cousin and her husband
And after a few minutes
his wife blamed the whole thing on her husband
“According to her,
she was afraid that’s why she went along with it.
They were planning on stealing Red’s will and rewriting it
so if anything would happen to Red
All of his money and other properties would go to them.”
“That’s awful I can’t believe that they’d try to do something like that.”
But what about Spooks is he going to be okay?
They wanted to know
“Oh, I’m sorry kids, but after hearing all that happened
He suffered a fetal stroke and didn’t survive it.”
He answered back sadly
For a few minutes none of them spoke nor moved.
They were to sad and confused to do so
Later that day they were hanging out at Tommy’s house
“I can’t believe that Old Spooks is really gone.”
Tommy sighed as he stared out his window towards
Old Spooks house.
Cookie walked over to him and put her paw over his
But it’s comforting knowing that he’s in a better place.
Free from all those who try to hurt him and free from all his
pain he was feeling
“Hey, I know what will cheer us up
and also celebrate another well-done case closed.
Let’s go to Honey’s mom ice cream shop and have some shakes
“In old Spooks memory, my treat.”
Sammy added smiling.
They were about to leave when they all got the same strange
The We Always Catch Our Crooks Club,
you don’t know me but I know all about you
And what you do and all the cases you’ve solved
Very impressive I don’t mind saying
But I’ve a dare or case if you want to call it that
I will contact you soon with all the details
But until then take care, and have a good day
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