Harish, Ravi and Abhijeet decided to go to all the houses where the theft happened…………..”Let us go to Mrs. Brown” said Harish. “No Way!! I can stand the smell of her perfume” said Ravi giving an obstacle in Harish’s Way. “Neither Here Nor There………..Let us go to the Franklins!!” Abhijeet said. Harish and Ravi were quite satisfied with it and decided to carry it in that way. So They had some tidbits of food which had Bacon and Eggs. “Hey Abhijeet………..do not eye on my lunch, I know pretty well that you intent to eat mine too” said Ravi. Of course…….Harish wanted to have Ravi’s lunch as well, but Ravi’s ‘ultimatum‘ spoiled his plan.
Soon they were ready to go to their destination. “Off to the Franklins” said Ravi and they started their, ‘not so big‘ journey towards the Franklins house. Mrs. Franklins was not at home…………..who most probably had gone to a kitty party or something of that sort. Instead they saw a big muscled man who was Mr. Franklin. “Hello Mr. Franklin” Abhijeet said who knew him quite nicely. “Oh!! Abhijeet………It had been Ages meeting you, How is your mom and aunt” He asked in a jolly mood. He was a plain haired person with a mustache. “He is not so much of a hooligan as I thought” Ravi whispered to Harish. “You’ve bought your friend too” he exclaimed. “Yes, uncle………….I had a request to make”. “Go on” he said. “Well, uncle………..if you don’t mind, can we explore the garden….it is pretty big, so I thought I would show it to my friends” Abhi asked. “Well, you don’t need permission for that…………….you can go on, why are your friends standing that far. Tell them they don’t have to feel shy” he replied. “Thank you” harish exclaimed and signaled his friends that the green signal is received. “By the way…….why is your friend carrying the boot” he asked. “Oh!! nothing uncle………”Ravi and Harish exclaimed and went into the garden.
“That was a neat save” Ravi exclaimed. “We do not have time to lose…………..let us go to the place where the theft took place” Abhijeet said. They reached the ‘Destination X‘ which Harish named. They carefully matched the footprint with the shoe which Ravi stole………………….”Gasp!!” The trio exclaimed. It wasn’t matching……….”I knew it, I knew It” Harish said. “I told you the thief was more than One” he exclaimed. “How did you figure out that” Abhijeet asked. “That day…….when I went to investigate Mrs. Slater and Mrs. Jordan I had taken the sketch with me…………..The one at Mrs. Slater matched Identically with that of the sketch but the one with Mrs. Jordan didn’t. So the footprints matched with Aunts, Mrs. Slater matched and the one at Mrs. Jordan and Franklin didn’t” said Harish looking at the map which they had made earlier.
“It means there are more than one thief” He said. “There may even be a gang of it” Abhijeet said. They decided to go to Mrs. Merry-weathers. “I vote to have an Ice-Cream first” Said Ravi………..I was really an awful sunny day. They two voted in his favor and went to “Scoops” the most expensive and hygienic ice-cream shop present. Abhijeet had two glass of raspberry juice…………..Ravi preferred a cone and so did Harish. “Let us have another said Abhijeet. “You can have one if you want…………but I am full” said Harish. “HEY!! FATSO HOW CAN YOU EAT SO MUCH” Ravi asked…….”Oh!! Its nothing” he said and ordered another two cones and ‘disbelievingly‘ he gulped in off in a second. “You should go to an eating competition……….surely you’ll get the first prize”. “He wins every-time” said the owner of the shop. “Yes!! he wins it every-time he participates”. “Oh!! Uncle” he said. He payed the money and and came out of the shop.” Lets go to the Meryweathers’ ” he said and they set off to their residence. Mrs. Merryweather was sowing seeds in the garden.Mr. Merryweather was helping her. “Hey Abhijeet!! Ask them whether we can explore the garden or not” said Harish.
“Nope!! they are the most quarrelsome……………moreover they don’t like either me or my aunt. There would be a row if I ask her or so” Abhijeet said. Harish had a better idea…”Let us go to Mrs. Brown’s residence……….” . “Cancel this plan” Ravi said. “Oh come on!! don’t be such a spoilsport Ravi” Abhijeet said. due to the strong defense put up by Abhijeet and Harish……….Ravi had to give up. “Oh!! Okay” he said. “Let us go to Mrs. Brown house………….at least we can have another ice” Abhijeet said. “Fatso can forget everything other than eating” Ravi said. “Yep!! You are correct…………….you are absolutely correct” Harish said, as they set off towards Mrs. Lilia Brown’s House.