Friday, June 24, 2011

Booker-T’s Find

     Booker-T sauntered up the sidewalk whistling a little tune.  He stumbled on something laying across the sidewalk. Bending over, he picked up something that looked to be old and scrapped up.  He picked it up and continued on his way to Jake’s place.
   “Hey there Booker-T,” said Jake as he turned the corner at the fence gate.  “What are you carrying with you?”
   “I don’t know,” said Booker-T.  “I found it on the sidewalk around the corner over there.”

   “I don’t know either,” said Jake as he pushed it over and over checking it out.
   “Looks interesting though.  Maybe we could use it to play with at the sand pile,” said Booker-T.
   “Guess we could. Maybe Gabby or Snappy have seen something like this before,” said Jake.
   “We could ask them,” said Booker-T.  “Or we could keep it to ourselves.  You know, it might be worth some money.”
   “Something worth money laying around on the sidewalk?” asked Jake shaking his head. “I don’t think so.”
   “It might be,” said Booker-T.  “You never know.  Someone could have lost it.”
   “I don’t think so Booker-T,” said Jake.
   Looking up, he saw Midge coming up the sidewalk. “Should we hide it from her?” asked Jake.
   “Naw!  Let’s show her,” said Booker-T.  “She might know what it is and what we can do with it.”
   “What’s going on guys?” asked Midge as she approached them.
   “Hi Midge,” said Booker-T.  “See what I found this morning.”
   “Wow, that looks nice,” said Midge. “What is it?”
   “We don’t know and were hoping you might know,”  said Booker-T.
   “Nope, I’ve never seen anything like that before,” said Midge.  “Maybe you could ask Gabby.  He seems to know it all.”
   The three headed out for the park in search of Gabby to identify Booker-T’s find.  They checked with Snappy, but he hadn’t seen him. They ran all around the little pond, but Gabby wasn’t anywhere to be found.  They sat down to chat with Snappy when Gabby came flying overhead and landed on the limb above them. 
   “Hey guys, what are you up to this morning?” asked Gabby.
   “We were looking for you,” said Midge.  “Where have you been?”
   “Around,” answered Gabby.
   “Good for you.  Come down here and take a look at something Booker-T has,” said Midge.
   “Oh wow, where did you find that?” asked Gabby.
   “On the sidewalk when I was on my way to Jake’s,” said Booker-T.
   “Do you know what it is?” asked Jake.
   “Sure do. It is an ancient flute played by the Indians that used to live in these areas long time ago,” said Gabby.
   “Sure! Right!” said Midge.  “Who are you kidding?”
   “That’s right,” said Gabby. “That is exactly what it is.”
   “And how do you know this?” asked Booker-T.
   “I saw one of those over at the museum in the window and the two guys were talking about it.  I think it is worth some money to them, but no one else,” said Gabby.
   “Well, we figured you would know. You know everything Gabby,” said Midge. 
   Gabby seemed to blush under his blue feathers and just flipped his head back and smiled at them.
   “Lost for words Gabby?” asked Jake.
   “Guess I am this time,” said Gabby. “What are you going to do with it?”
   “Well, maybe we could jut run by the museum over there and lay it on the steps for them to find,” said Midge.
   “We could do that,” said Jake. 
   “What about you Booker-T?  You found it,” said Jake.
   Booker-T thought for a moment before saying anything. 
  “Booker-T?” asked Gabby.  “What are you doing to do with it?”
   “Okay. I guess I can’t use it for anything,”  said Booker-T.   “Lets go leave it on their porch so they can find it.”
   Midge smiled at Booker-T and patted him on the back with her paw. The four headed to the museum and left the flute on the porch.  They were happy that they all agreed that this is where it belonged.

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