Special Sub-Topic: If At First You Don't Succeed...
|"That FOOL Douglas just dumped me, and I have to find out who took the cookie jar while I was away!" Morgan humphed to George. George naively said, "What is a FOOL?"|
A stupid person. Okay. Not a good way to try and help Morgan solve her mystery. Stupid, stupid, George scolded himself. He then found himself wondering why anyone would dump such a wonderful girl like Morgan... "Wake up!" She yelled. Uh-oh. George's day just got better.
|George found crumbs in the kitchen sink. Where's Morgan? Oh, still crying. Again. Bother. What's that? He pointed at a feathery organism suddenly appearing at the window, chirping, and then flying off. What was it?|
A bird. Oh, the cute little thing, George thought. Suddenly, more birds appeared and flew in through the window, eating up the crumbs and flying away. He screamed, "Hey! That's my evidence!" "Wow, Detective George, nice job. Maybe I should take over." Morgan appeared, hands on hips, frowning.
|George got furious, but then thought, "Gee, when did Morgan get such beautiful hazel eyes?" What color is HAZEL?|
light golden greenish brown. Digressing! Oh, oh right. Focus, George, focus. He's going on to the next clue.
|"If at first you don't succeed, what do you do?" George pondered. "You rethink your theory! What is my theory? Oh, I don't have one. Idiot!" What is a THEORY?|
A possible explanation that has yet to be proved. George is thinking over his theory, when he sees little smudges of dirt on the kitchen floor. He is on to his next clue!
|Footprints! George followed the footprints excitedly. They led him out into the yard and over the fence that separates Morgan's house and the guy who lives next door. What do you call "the guy who lives next door"?|
A neighbor. "Aha! I know," George exclaimed. "The boy who lives over the fence took it!" George happily did a dance, then suddenly notices Morgan standing by with a disgusted yet amused face. Oops! Another blunder.
|Suddenly, a person dashed out of Morgan's house, holding a second cookie jar, with a mask over his face. As George gave chase, Morgan picked up a locket that the thief dropped. What is a LOCKET?|
A small case holding a picture or hair, worn on a necklace. Morgan recognized the locket as hers. Now she knows who the thief is!
|The thief jumped into a car and drove away. George and Morgan dashed into another car and chased the thief. "You drive really well," Morgan said sarcastically, as George nearly careened into a car, and narrowly missed scraping another. What is the noun for "sarcastically"?|
sarcasm. George thought that Morgan's sarcasm was so cute... "Keep your eyes on the road, idiot!" Morgan screamed as he nearly hit another car.
|The thief was finally cornered on the roof of a house. During the fight that ensued, George SLUGGED the thief, who fell down. What does SLUGGED mean?|
Hit heavily. Morgan slipped off the roof and nearly died, but George caught her just in time. "Not bad for such a stupid fellow," Morgan said, her way of thanking him.
|George didn't understand how Morgan's ex-boyfriend ended up being the thief. "If at first you don't succeed in figuring out the mystery, what do you do? You question him!" What is another word for QUESTION?|
interrogate. Douglas confessed all. He had happened into Morgan's kitchen and found the neighbor's kid in there, calmly eating from the cookie jar. The boy ran, and Douglas was diverted by the mouthwatering cookies. He took the jar and ate all the cookies, and found them so good that he returned to get more, and was caught the second time. Mystery solved!
|"If at first you don't succeed, try again," George muttered, as he shopped for one of those things that a man gives a woman when he proposes. What are those called?|
Engagement rings. George finally found a good ring, proposed, and she accepted, with many tears and the usual "I love you" scenario. And so, our hero and heroine are married, and they live together happily ever after, as Harlequin Romance books normally end.
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