"Molly the Border Collie" Chapter 4 Part 3

Nancy Czerwinski By Nancy Czerwinski, 1st Jun 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/27e83wuc/
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Dad and Molly are right in the middle of a murder investigation. They've interviewed the neighbors on either side of the victim. Dad's taken lots of notes and Molly's got a few clues of her own.

Home sweet home

Molly could hear the rain pelting against the window. It was early on Tuesday morning. Everybody was sleeping. Molly was very contented sleeping on the nice soft bed. She had learned to appreciate the nicer things in life. Dad had spent many nights doing surveillance and Molly had been right by his side. Dark, cold and dreary nights with no dinner or treats. Laying in bed was much nicer. Molly would pick this over those cold and lonely nights anytime. She wanted to stay home today and rest because going downtown was exhausting.

Breakfast with the family

At 7:00 a.m. mom got up to make breakfast. Molly could smell the biscuits baking. They would be wonderful. Dad crawled out of bed at 7:30 just in time to eat warm biscuits right out of the oven. Molly watched Dad take a warm biscuit with honey dripping off of it. It looked so good. Mom was the best cook ever. She used real butter too and that was the best. After breakfast Dad announced that he was going to the New York City Library. Mom asked why he wasn't going to the neighborhood library and he said they wouldn't have the information he was looking for. Molly was not happy with this turn of events. It looked like they were going back to the city.

Entering the Library

The ride downtown had been uneventful which was saying something with Dad driving. When they got out of the car Dad told Molly to stay close to him so that nobody would see a dog entering the library. He said dogs weren't allowed in the library. That was a silly rule. In all reality Molly wasn't a dog and besides she was smarter than most people. They got through the entrance without any trouble at all. There were lots of people in the building and nobody noticed her walking beside Dad.

The Librarian

Dad walked up to a desk with a librarian sitting behind it. Molly heard him ask where the plans for all the buildings in the city were kept. He said architectural plans or at least that's what Molly thought she heard. She was a private detective she was not a builder so this subject was not something she knew much about. She had no idea what Dad was researching.

Finding the right information

The librarian pointed Dad in the right direction and they went in a room that had lots of books and maps. Dad found what he was looking for and spent what seemed like an eternity looking at what appeared to be a big map or plans of some sort. Molly sat under the table so that nobody would notice her.

Checking out the computer room

When Dad got up from the table Molly got up too and their next stop was the computer room. There were a lot of people in this room. Dad found a computer in the corner that was free and he sat down in front of it. Molly sat under the computer desk to keep from being noticed. So far so good. She was keeping a low profile just like Dad told her to do. Molly was getting tired and couldn't wait to go home. They'd been in the library entirely too long. She hoped Dad knew what he was doing because if not this was a total waste of time. She could be home aggravating Milly. It was one of her favorite things to do. She actually liked the cat but she still liked to annoy her.

Driving over the Brooklyn bridge

It was late by the time they left the library. When Dad pulled out of the parking lot Molly knew he was supposed to go left and he went right. Dad had no sense of direction and they were going the wrong way. Somehow they ended up on the Brooklyn Bridge. Molly saw a big sign that announced they were on the bridge. This was not the way home. Now they were going to have to turn around and get on the freeway. Molly just shook her head. This was going to be a long night. By the time they made it home it was beginning to get dark. Mom was waiting in the door and Milly was standing beside her. First Dad got out of the car and then Molly got out and ran around Dad and into the house. Home at last.

To be continued

"Molly the Border Collie"

"Molly the Border Collie" Chapter 1 Part 2


All pictures from Wikimedia Commons

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Biscuits And Honey, Books, Breakfast, Brooklyn Bridge, Freeway, Home, Librarian, Maps, New York City Library

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
I'm a mother and a grandmother. I love to write and be creative. If I can make one person smile I've done what I set out to do.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
2nd Jun 2015 (#)

Thanks Mark for the moderation.

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author avatar Kingwell
2nd Jun 2015 (#)

Like molly we should all appreciate the good things in life. Very interesting story and Molly is terrific. Blessings.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
2nd Jun 2015 (#)

Kingwell, thank you so much for the wonderful comment. I'm very happy that you like Molly. Blessings to you!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
2nd Jun 2015 (#)

Wonderful post my dear and story too, cheers for your grand work my dear Nancy, Blessings!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
2nd Jun 2015 (#)

Fern, thank you so much! I'm so glad you like my story. Blessings!

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author avatar Shamarie
2nd Jun 2015 (#)

Great job, Nancy! Your story really captures the essence of New York with the sound, energy, and landmarks!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
2nd Jun 2015 (#)

Shamarie, I'm so glad that you like the story. I was trying to find some good landmarks and I wanted them to wrap around the storyline.

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author avatar Retired
2nd Jun 2015 (#)

You did a terrific job on this one, Nancy! Keep it up!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
3rd Jun 2015 (#)

Jessica, thank you so much for continuing to follow along. You are the best!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
3rd Jun 2015 (#)

Dad could have picked Molly's brain as she instinctively knew more than she cared to admit. She is the super sleuth and no details escape her uncanny scrutiny. I don't want to jump the gun though, Nancy - siva

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
3rd Jun 2015 (#)

Siva, I'm thinking that Dad may know more than what he's sharing but I think he should include Molly but for some reason he doesn't want to. Molly is the best! Thanks so much for continuing to follow.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
4th Jun 2015 (#)

You've got me hooked dear Nancy ... and I agree with all the above comments ..
So ..keep on with the story , and I will keep reading them .
God bless you my friend
Love Stella ><

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
4th Jun 2015 (#)

Stella, thank you so much for the wonderful comment. I'm so glad that you like Molly and her family. I love to write fantasy because I can make people smile. Blessings to you today and always!

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author avatar Sherri Granato
4th Jun 2015 (#)

Wow! That is some courthouse. Home at last is right!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
4th Jun 2015 (#)

Thanks Sherri for following Molly! I sure am glad you are home.

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author avatar Carol Roach
7th Jun 2015 (#)

poor Molly I wonder if the trip was worthwhile

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
7th Jun 2015 (#)

Thanks Carol for continuing to follow Molly!

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