What haven't we done yet? We've seen it all.
Yeah, life was starting to feel predictable and grey.
That's why when the Mystery of the Cave came up,everyone got really excited.
"Whaddya mean mystery?"
It turns out that you know that cave down by the river? Its kind of a hollow that the river carved in the clay bank.
Ok so it's not even a cave, its a hollow allright, call it a "hollow".
Well the other day, a boat showed up there.
Stay with me. A boat showed up there and there were some...things in it.
Strange random, antique-y kind of things. Mrs. Jonesy stepped out of the crowd first and tugged it up onto shore, trying to investigate it and almost broke her back doing it. She started handling everything that was in that boat, kind of cringing while she did but still grabbing things almost like she had to.
The boat? a painted rowboat, that's all. Let me finish about Mrs. Jonesy!
So she was touching stuff like crazy, picking it up and throwing it down practically, leaning so far into the boat that we could barely see her as she dipped. It was creeeepy. Some of us kind of yelled out "stop" and "settle down Mrs." but no one stepped forward to help her. No one wanted to touch her. Finally her little boy ran out to her and got her away, sobbing. She was sobbing and sobbing.
So we got a branch out of the forest and pushed the boat back over the bank into the "hollow". Wanna see it? It's probably still there.
no one moved.
"scary stuff in a painted boat?"
end of part 1