Well here we are again and only by the hair on my chiny chiny chin! Heather's challenge for the Adventurer's Club this month really had me going there for a while and time was against me this month!
It was the last day of spring and the girls were getting prepared for the winter by sorting out their clothes, when they noticed a small paper scroll laying in the corner of the robe. Cadbury picked it up thinking it was perhaps an old invitation or some such thing. It cumbled a little as she unrolled it and to her surprise it looked just like a treasure map.
Cadbury: "Oh my! Look at this!" she exclaimed. "It can't be, but it is. It's a real treasure map."
"Don't be so daft, Cadbury." Lindt replied. "There's no such thing, you only see those things in movies."
Cadbury then laid it out on the floor and they sat there for staring at it for quite some time, before deciding, yes, it was a treasure map of some sort. So after much study, they began following the clues and finally arrived at the gates of the derelict Olde Manor House.
"We aren't going inside there, are we?" asked Hershey. "It's very old and creepy. I even heard a story about a ghost living there." She shuddered and grabbed Cadbury's hand.
"Don't be a silly scaredy cat Hershey, there's nothing to be afraid of, it's just an old house." Cadbury replied.
They tried all the doors, but they were all bolted tight. They began trying the windows and found them all locked. Then as they walked around the house something shiny caught Lindt's eye. She strolled over to it and picked it up, it was a broken lock. Then as she turned back to face the others, she noticed what looked like a small piece of old Oak timber on the ground. Bending down and pulling the ivy aside, she saw it was an old wooden door.
"Come here, I have found a way in." she cried out as she pulled open the door.
There were stairs, which they descended cautiously, one behind the other. It was very, very dark inside, and they had to feel their way around. It was going along fine until Lindt touched something that felt quite like bones. It was bones, lots of them, they screamed, scrambled back up the stairs and ran all the way home where they collapsed in a heap.
"I have never been so glad to be safe at home." said Hershey. Lindt and Cadbury both agreed with her and they all got back to sorting out their clothes.