The Mystery of the Missing Door (Chapter 6: The Circus)

30 08 2013

The Mystery of the Missing Door (Chapter 5: The Country Fair)

“We lost him!” shouted Reen.

“Don’t lose hope,” said Pete. “He went into the circus tent. Come on, Reen. Lets go after him.”

Pete ran towards the tent followed by Reen. It was in the middle of a circus show, so both of them bought their tickets and took their seats. They watched the clown juggled five apples on his legs while doing a handstand. Then they watched a bear dancing on a huge ball and next, they watched a monkey hopping on one leg on a tightrope.

They looked around them but the man they were after was nowhere to be seen. A man with a bowler hat called for a volunteer for the next act. Reen was the first volunteer. He put his right hand into the clown’s hat and took out a chicken sitting in a basket. The chicken jumped out of the basket and inside the basket there were four little eggs that were green instead of brown. The clown gave Reen a souvenir and Reen walked back to his seat with a big smile.

Then another volunteer walked to the circus ring for the next act. The boy looked familiar, he walked in a familiar way, when he introduced himself, his name sounded familiar and his voice sounded familiar too. The boy looked at the crowd as if he was searching for somebody.

Reen looked at the volunteer and said, “Pete, that’s my big brother Mic.”

Mic was searching for Pete and Reen. He saw them entering the circus tent and went after them. Anyway he lost them after he bought his ticket, so he took a seat hoping to see them later. He was looking around at the crowd when he saw Reen put up his hands high up in the air waving at him. Mic nodded and waved back before he went back to his seat. He sent Safora a text message telling her that he found Pete and Reen in the circus tent.

And then, the most unexpected and surprising thing happened. Three men swung around and out came the Mayor of Woodsland jumping down from something that looked like a giant leaf that was lowered down to the middle of the circus ring to officiate the fair. Everyone clapped their hands and at that moment, Reen saw the man that they were looking for. He told Pete about it and Pete nodded and whispered that he saw the man too.

Pete got up from his seat as if he was bored and pretended to walk to the door followed by Reen. They passed the suspect, noticing his behaviour with other people. He seemed to be kind and gentle but  looked a little nervous. Pete was looking at him when the man got up pretending he was going to the toilet.

Pete walked out of the circus tent and as he took out his phone to send Mic a text message, he saw that his phone battery was dead. Luckily they saw Safora and Pete told her to tell Mic to meet them under the tree where they ate their ice creams earlier.

Meanwhile, Mic was enjoying an act where a monkey was riding a beautiful, white horse. The horse galloped fast around the circus ring with the monkey on its back and white mice on their heads. He was quite sad to read the message because he was looking forward for another act by the monkey and the horse.

Mic went outside and ran to the place where his friends were waiting for him. Pete told Mic and Safora about the suspect and why he and Reen rushed inside the circus tent without waiting for Safora and Mic.

They met Pete’s father who was still seating on the bench. He was reading another sports newspaper when he saw them coming. He bought them tasty burgers with crispy fries for lunch and they had more ice creams before they left the fair.

Pete’s father drove them back home and as he stopped his car in front of Mic’s house, Mic’s father invited him in. The children went to Mic’s room to discuss about the mystery. They listed out the clues and suspects in their note books and realised that they still need much more clues to solve the mystery.

>>> To Be Continued <<<

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The Mystery of the Missing Door (Chapter 5: The Country Fair)

29 08 2013

Please click here for, ‘The Mystery of the Missing Door (Chapter 4: Suspects)

They walked back home and saw Safora sitting on a bench, talking with Mic near their houses. Pete and Reen told Safora and Mic all about what had happened. They were about to go home when Pete remembered something that he wanted to tell his friends earlier.

“My father says that there is a fair near here and he is going to take us there tomorrow,” said Pete. “You guys want to follow me and Safora to the fair?”

“Of course,” said Reen. “It will be lovely to have some fun after working hard to solve this mystery.”

So the next day they all gathered at Pete’s house. They were so excited about going to the fair and could not wait to be there.

“Everyone’s here?” asked Pete’s father.

“Yes!” said everyone all at once.

“Then lets go!” said Pete’s father as he walked towards the car followed by the children. Mic sat in the front  passenger seat while Pete, Reen and Safora sat in the back seats. The car moved smoothly along the road towards the fair site.

Then they saw a big red balloon with the words, “COUNTRY FAIR! Open For A Week (May 5, 2013 – May 12, 2013)” printed in black. Pete’s father parked his car and smiled at the children.

“We are here now. Are you all ready for some fun at the fair?” he asked.

“Yes, sir!” said the children excitedly.

“Then lets get moving,” said Pete’s father as he got out of the car.

There were lots of people at the fair. Pete wanted to play ‘Hit The Bunny’. Mic joined him while Safora and Reen went to the ice cream stall to buy some lemon ice cream for all of them. Pete’s father sat on a bench reading a sports newspaper while waiting for the children.

Pete won the game and excitedly showed them his prize. Then they sat under a big tree and ate their ice creams.

Mic said, “Lets have a race, the first person who finish the ice cream will be the winner. As Pete was about to finish his ice cream, something caught his eyes. He stopped eating and looked up in front of him in disbelief.

“Ha ha!” shouted Mic excitedly as he ate the last of his ice cream. I win for the first time!”

“By the way, what made  you stop eating, Pete?” asked Reen.

“The man!” whispered Pete. “Look over there, can you see him? Lets follow him.”

So both of them went after the man. Mic and Safora were stunned for they cannot understand what was happening. Pete and Reen followed the man until he’s out of sight.

>>> To Be Continued <<<





The Mystery of the Missing Door (Chapter 4: Suspects)

26 08 2013

Please click here for: The Mystery of the Missing Door (Chapter 3: A Man With A Door)

As Pete and Reen was approaching the man, suddenly a fat, dark haired man came out of nowhere and tried to snatch the huge piece of flat wood from him. It was something like watching a dramatic crime scene in a movie as they witnessed the fat, dark haired man chasing a tall man who was carrying a very huge piece of flat wood. The tall man ran towards the beach followed by the fat, dark haired man.

It was amazing how fast the tall man could run while carrying the huge, flat wood on his back. The fat, dark haired man could not chase him for he was too exhausted as he was too heavy. As soon as he reached his truck, the tall man put the huge flat wood into the back of his truck and drove away. The fat man hopped on a motorcycle and followed him.

Reen and Pete ran after him as fast as they could, but the motorcycle was too fast for them to catch up. They sat down on a bench drinking a bottle of water while thinking of what else they should do. They waited for a few minutes, hoping the man would come back so that they could interview them.

“So the mystery of this missing door is not yet solved,” said Pete. “There’s too much things to do, too many questions to be answered and too little clues to answer the questions. But at least we have our first suspect who looks kind of nice, but nervous when we tried to talk to him. What do you think, Reen? Could he be the one who stole the door?” And before Reen could say anything, Pete continued, “Come on Reen, let’s go and search for Safora and Mic.”

And so off they went, leaving the bench behind them as they searched for their friends. On their way, they met a very suspicious looking man and they tried to interviewed him.

Pete whispered, “Reen, I’ll try to talk to him and ask him a few question. Please do not say anything about us trying to look for the person who stole Miss Nyla’s door.”

“Hello, sir. How are you? We are making some research about doors. Can we ask you some questions, please? The first question is, what do you like about doors?” asked Pete as they approached the man. He was tall and thin with straight, brown hair.

“Doors?” asked the man. “Doors are very nice, they could keep our house away save from burglars.”

“Do you know how to take out a door from its frame?” asked Reen.

“Stealing a door?” he asked. ‘Why must anybody steal a door? That is a weird thing to do,” continued the man as he quickly walked away saying, “It’s getting late, I have to catch the train and I think it’s time for both of you to go home.”

“He looks very suspicious,” whispered Pete to Reen after the man had walked away from them. “And he mentioned about stealing when we did not say anything about it.”

Suddenly they saw the first suspect walking not far from where they were standing. They ran to him, hoping to ask him a few questions. He seemed to be talking on the phone to someone. As they almost reached him, he turned away, ran to his truck and drove away. Pete and Reen went running home to tell the other members of PeforaMeen Solvers about their interesting adventure that evening.

>>> To be continued <<<

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The Mystery of the Missing Door (Chapter 2: A Mystery Begins!) – A Story By Ahmad Ali Karim

30 12 2012

Please click here for: The Mystery of the Missing Door (Chapter 1: Back Together)

Mic rushed inside, running to the dinning room. “Reen, Safora!” he shouted. “Pete’s calling for you. Come on!” He ran outside followed by Reen and Safora.

“What happened, Pete?” asked Reen as Pete looked at some footprints on the dirt of the pathway.

“Reen, Safora can you see anything wrong around you?” asked Pete as soon as the two children reached the spot where the front door used to be.

Safora looked around her and suddenly she shouted, “Oh, no! The door is missing”. She looked at Miss Nyla and asked her, “Miss Nyla, what had happened to your front door?”

Miss Nyla was too stunned and upset to talk. Pete and Safora took Miss Nyla to their house. Their mother made a cup of hot strawberry tea for Miss Nyla to calm her down. And while Miss Nyla drank her tea, Pete’s mother called the police.

While waiting for the police, the four children tried to inspect the area where the incident happened. Pete gave Safora his camera saying, “Safora, Reen please snap some photos of the footprints and try to investigate them further while Mic and I look for more clues.” 

They were very careful not to touch anything around the area as they do not want to disturb any clue or evidence left by the suspect. Then Safora checked all the other doors to make sure that they are not missing.

When the policemen came, they asked the children what had happened and they took some photos of the foot prints that the children had inspected earlier. Later the policemen went to Pete’s house to interview Miss Nyla about her missing front door. After the policemen left, Safora helped Miss Nyla to locked all the other doors at her house while her father called a carpenter to get Miss Nyla a new front door.

Ten minutes later, Pete brought a piece of wood inside a zipper storage bag to the small table out side Mic’s house where the others were already waiting for him. “I only found this clue,” he said. “I think this piece of wood came from the missing door. And there is a fingerprint on it. I found it on the pebbles in front of Miss Nyla’s house after the policemen left the house. But it is very hard for us to find out whose fingerprint is on this wood. Mic, can you please take this clue to the police station and ask the Constable if he knows whose fingerprint it is? And don’t forget to tell him that you’re from the PeforaMeen Solvers. I’ll go home and call our friend, the police chief to tell him about our new mystery. May be he can gave us some advice on what we should do.”

“Right, Pete.” said Mic. “I’ll go with Safora just in case anything happens. Reen, you better go inside and drink some water. I can that see your lips look too dry.” So, the four children left the table and separated into different directions to do their own jobs.

To be continued …

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The Mystery of the Missing Door (Chapter 1: Back Together) – A Story By Ahmad Ali Karim

27 12 2012

It was a windy day when a boy named Pete went out for a walk. Another boy ran after him followed by a younger boy. The older boy called out, “Pete! Come and have tea at my house!”

It was Pete’s friend, Mic with his little brother, Reen. And so Pete followed them to their house for tea. Pete’s younger sister, Safora was already there. They all sat down at their favourite place in Mic’s garden and started to eat the tasty cookies and cake freshly baked by Mic’s mother.

“It’s been a long time since we last see you, Pete,” said Mic. “So long that I’ve forgotten how tall you are. We’ve been in Germany for two months and now you seems to be much taller than how I remembered you.”

Pete was the tallest and oldest among the four of them. Pete was fourteen years old while Mic and Safora were a year younger than Pete.  “How old are you now, Reen? You are five, right?” teased Pete. “No, I am already seven,” said Reen. And so they all talked to each other together while enjoying the tasty cookies and cake. They talked excitedly about the mystery that they had solved last summer.

The next day, after studying Pete went out to see his friends, Mic and Reen. As he passed his neighbour’s house, he saw his neighbour, Mrs. Frank was moving out  from the house. Pete also saw Mrs Frank talking to another woman and gave her some keys before she left. Mic guessed that the other woman must be his new neighbour. Pete shared the news with Mic and Reen.

The next evening, the four children saw the woman in her garden. They stopped to say hello and the woman invited them in. She was a very nice woman named Miss Nyla. She was very tall, thin and very friendly. Miss Nyla invited the children to her dinning room for some cookies and tea. As they were enjoying tea, she told the children the reason why she moved to Woodsland. She said, “I moved here because there were lots of burglaries around the area where I used to live. And I have never heard of any robbery cases around this nice town.”

Suddenly, a loud scratching noise came from the front door. Pete and Mic ran to the front door from the dining room and before they reached there, they heard a loud bang. And when the two children arrived there, they were stunned to see that the front door was gone! Miss Nyla was right behind them. Surprised, she asked, “What happened? Who took my door and why?”

“Mic, please tell Reen and Safora to come out here at once,” whispered Pete to Mic. “We need to inspect the area and look for clues to find out who took Miss Nyla’s door. This looks like a new mystery.”

To be continued …

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The Mystery Of The Deforested Woods (Chapter 7: Mystery Solved)

21 12 2012

Od Woods

(Please click here for, ‘The Mystery Of Deforested Woods (Chapter 6: The Actions)

Mic and Safora ran towards Pete and Reen, followed by some policemen. The police chief of the district came along and Pete told the chief about what he saw in the woods. The chief looked at the photos carefully and explained a plan of how to arrest the three suspects to his men. Then they carefully went into the woods with Pete leading the way.

The policemen surrounded the area and caught the three suspects while they were busy cutting down another big tree. The three men were too surprised to run away. The police took the suspects to the police station and they will be taken to court the next day. The police chief was so proud of Pete, Mic, Safora and Reen. “Well done, children, especially you, Pete. All of you have done a great job. I am very proud of you. You have saved the valuable trees in the woods,” said the police chief, “And thank you for helping the police.”

Pete looked at the police chief and said, “But sir, please look at this hand prints.” Pete showed him the photo of the hand prints that he had snapped in the woods. “I snapped these photos around the area where the tree were cut down; but none of the suspects has pointy thumb as in these hand prints.” The police chief looked at the photos and told Pete to take them to the place where the photos were snapped. When they reached the location, a policeman asked Pete when did he snapped the photos and some other questions regarding the matter.

Suddenly the policeman laughed softly, “Excuse me, sir. But I think I can solve this mystery. A day before Pete and his friends came over here looking for clues, John and I came here to inspect the woods. John tripped over and fell down to the ground. Actually that week he was too busy that he forgot to cut his finger nails and the nails were pointy and that made the pointy thumb hand print.” They looked at each other and everybody started to laughed.

Then the police chief  said, “It’s getting late now. Come on children, I’ll send you home.” On the way they excitedly talked about the mystery and the police chief suggested that they look for nice name to call their team.  Pete though hard and at last he came with an idea to mix their names together into PeforaMeen Solvers.

The chief gave everybody a present, a special note book together with a pen with the police department logo on them. The kids thanked him and they were so proud of their presents. The police chief told their parents about what had happened and their parents were really proud of them.

Pete was proud of his team for being able to solve the mystery and saved the trees in the woods. Pete love the nature, the trees, the plants and the animals and he understood that it is very important to take care of the environment. That night the children talked about the mystery with their proud parents.

The next day, after breakfast, Pete saw a newspaper on the dinning table. He was about to pick it up when he saw a headline on the front page, ‘Peter Alfonso and his friends saved the Woodsland’s woods.’ Pete rushed to his sister’s room to show her the article, but half way to Safora’s room the phone rang. Pete rushed to answer the phone.

It was the police chief. He called to tell Pete about the article in the newspaper and to invite Pete, Safora, Mic and Reen to a special ceremony to thank them for helping the police at the police station on the next day. He also said that he would like to officiate the PeforaMeen Solvers at the event.

After he put down the phone, Pete rushed to tell the good news to his sisters and the other team members. That night they were too excited that they could hardly sleep!

The next morning, Pete saw a police car with the chief, Mic and his little brother Reen coming towards his house. Pete called out for Safora and they said goodbye to their mother. The chief was taking them to the police station for the special ceremony and their parents will be there later. Rupert was there too. He thanked them for saving the trees and asked for their parents’ permissions to take the children to the woods to teach them about the wonderful plants.

Reen asked Pete, “Pete, since this mystery is solved, will there be any more mystery for us to solve?”

“I hope so,” said Pete. “I hope that there will be more mysteries for us to solve in the future.”

~~~ The End ~~~

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The Mystery of The Deforested Woods (Chapter 6: The Actions)

18 12 2012

Od Woods

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They rushed to the woods to investigate. As they were about to reached the woods, they saw a man walking behind a big tree. The man saw them and he disappeared among the trees and the kids lost him. Luckily, Pete managed to take a picture of the man before he ran away. They walked further into the woods, hoping to get some clues. But there was no clue at all and they did not see anybody else.

Pete said, “Reen and I are going to stay over here. We’ll stay on guard and try to get another photo of the man as a clue if he comes back. Mic and Safora, you’ll both go to the police station and tell the officer what had happened. Take this photo and give it to the officer,” said Pete giving Mic the photo of the man they saw walking behind the big tree.

So they went separate ways, Pete and Reen hid under some thick bushes while Mic and Safora ran to the police station. After a while, the man came back. He tripped by one of Reen’s clever traps and fell down to the ground. Pete could see the design of his shoe sole and immediately he drew it in his notebook. He also took another picture of him.

Anyway looking at the man’s right hand, he found out that the man had no pointy right thumb. Suddenly the man spoke to someone. Then Pete and Reen heard a nice and soft voice and in came two more men, one looked kind of European and the other one looked smaller in size. They took out their chain saw and started to cut the big tree in front of them.

Pete was shocked, for in front of him was the German friend of his together with the small, slim and dark skinned man with white hair who they met earlier. So, it was Frederick and the other man who cut down the trees! Pete was puzzled, but what about the hand prints with pointed thumb that they saw? Frederick and the other man did not have pointed thumb. Carefully, Pete and Reen walked out from the woods. Nobody heard or saw them because of the loud clattering noise and the men were too busy cutting down the trees.

“Reen,” said Pete in a low voice as they walked away from the woods. “So, it was a team of three men working together. It was Frederick,  the small, slim and dark skinned man with white hair who we met earlier and the man that we’ve just saw. The design of his shoe sole matches the one that we saw on the first day we came to the woods to investigate this case. Thanks to your clever trap, Reen. So, now we know who had cut down the trees. Come on, we should go to the police station now, It’s getting late and … look!” said Pete excitedly. ” The police officer is already here together with Mic and Safora. Let’s show the new pictures to the police!”

To be continued …

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