THE SCROLL OF GREATNESS [part 15]
a Sherlock Hong story by Don Bosco
This time I had a different plan.
I didn't aim the mangosteen at Dr. Woo's back. Instead, I threw it at his foot.
I was delighted to see the mangosteen hit his ankle and make him lose his balance!
Dr. Woo stumbled, and the long wooden box went spinning up in the air.
There were so many people watching. I noticed an Indian man in military uniform — a European woman scribbling in a notebook — two Chinese monks whispering behind their sleeves.
But I tried to ignore all of this and just concentrate on what I had to do.
As the wooden box came down, I leapt into the air and reached out to catch it.
The box felt smooth and warm in my hands. It even tingled under my touch.
Aisha was so excited that she started clapping and cheering.
Constable Flint and his men arrested Dr. Woo's gang.
My father gave me a big hug. He was glad that I wasn't hurt.
"Those men are dangerous!" Pa said. "Never do something like this again. Promise me!"
We had saved the Scroll of Greatness from these bad men, but still there were questions to be answered.
Who was the blind woman who turned up in time to save me?
[to be continued!]Based on the Weird Tales storytelling card game by Red Tin Bot.
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