** What is the noisy terror that approaches?
THE SCROLL OF GREATNESS [part 8]
a Sherlock Hong story by Don Bosco
The next morning, I went back to the alley behind the mansion, this time with Aisha.
As we walked I told her everything. Soon we reached the wall, the exact spot where I was standing yesterday.
Aisha was shocked when she realised what I was up to.
"Sherlock!" she hissed. "Stop this mischief! What if your father finds out?"
But I was determined to investigate.
"You didn’t keep your promise yesterday," I told her. "You were late! And that’s why I’m in trouble now."
I stared at her solemnly.
"Help me solve this, Aisha," I pleaded, making sure that I spoke in a sweet way, just as I had been practising at home with my mother and my tutor Miss Priya. "Please. You’re my best friend! Who else can I turn to?"
Aisha crossed her arms. "Hmmph!" she grunted. "It's not right. We should stay away until they find the Scroll of Greatness."
She had more to add, but suddenly there was a strange sound, so loud and beastly that it made my skin crawl.
"Did you hear that?" I whispered nervously. "It's coming this way!"
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