Cigar/No Cigar

“Gold is what?” Bernie said. “Nine hundred bucks an ounce, give or take? Sixteen ounces in a pound, and supposing we’ve got … ” He went on like that for a while, the sound very pleasant in my ears. I wandered around, sniffing here and there in the wreckage of the old wooden plane. Usually when you sniff around in the desert you come across all kinds of animal smells, but here in the tiny box canyon there weren’t  any. I nosed my way under a wooden plank, and hey! What was this? A round metal thing, kind of shaped like a Frisbee. I’d seen one of these not too long ago. What was it again? What was it for? Had there been something inside? I had that feeling in my head when I come close to remembering. Does that ever happen to you? Close, but no cigar, as humans say, why I’m not sure. I chewed one once. Once was enough.

“Chet? Something up?”


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4 Responses to “Cigar/No Cigar”

  1. Lady Doodle Dog
    6:07 am on June 24th, 2009

    Don't really get the whole money thing. If you can't eat it or chase it, I'm not all that interested. Now smells, that's something to get excited about. Tell us more about the smells.

  2. Gus and Wally
    7:26 am on June 24th, 2009

    Gus and Wally signing in here, we are two Jack Russells who rule Miss Jan's household, and we'll see your "eat it" and raise you double on the "chase" part, Lady Doodle! In fact there were these wild rabbits bothering our yard last night…let's just say that we need to go into hot-pursuit endurance training and when we do we sure are gonna catch those long-eared invaders, we don't care WHAT Miss Jan says about "amiable coexistence" whatever that is.

    But we're also very interested in the smells around that crash site Chet and Bernie found and esp. whether that round thing has any smell of its own. And we sure wish that we were there to help Chet who is OUR HERO.

  3. Rebecca Rice
    9:28 am on June 24th, 2009

    Good Boy, Chet– you found an important clue!

  4. C. Harris
    4:38 pm on June 24th, 2009

    With the discovery of a lost valuable painting and now a gold bar, the detective agency might finally stay in the black for a while. If not 'finders keepers,' surely a finder's fee would be significant.

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