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Undercover.

When Ducky, Pembleton, and Conrad finally caught up with the robot, Ducky was surprised to find they were back at the docks. They watched as the robot knocked on the door of the tuna fish cannery. The door opened and the robot slipped inside.

“What are we waiting for? Let’s go in and arrest the perpetrators!”, Ducky exclaimed.

“Wait!”, Conrad advised. “There are too many cats in that factory. We need to wait here and call for backup.”

“There’s no time”, Pembleton said. “Once the cat pirates get the crown they will immediately load it onto a ship and smuggle it out of the country along with Abigail’s father. Luckily, I have a plan to get inside, rescue Abigail’s father, get the jewels, and get out before the cats suspect anything.”

“What’s your plan?” Ducky asked.

“Disguises.” Pembleton said.

“Disguises?” Ducky asked. “Wait! I got some cat costumes in my bag. Three actually.”

“I know.” Pembleton said.

They quickly put on the costumes and headed to the cat’s hideout. Nervously Ducky knocked on the door. “Who goes there?” a cat pirate asked through a peep hole.

“Umm… we’re the new crew.” Ducky nervously spit out.

“New crew?” The cat pirate scratched his head. “Uhh… okay. Umm… So what is the password?”

Pembleton nervously scratched his head trying to think, then let out a “Meow” to stall for time.

“Purr-fect. Come on in, the party is just getting started,” the door keeper said. Then he asked Conrad, “Hey, you’re looking pretty green there buddy. Did you eat some bad tuna?” Conrad nervously shook his head as they entered the pirate’s den.

To be continued…

"What's the password?"

“What’s the password?”

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 1)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 2)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 3)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 4)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 5)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 6)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 7)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 8)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 9)

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The Chase.

Ducky, Pembleton, and Conrad dashed out of the museum and in to the dark London streets.

“Where did he go?” Ducky asked.

“That’s the easy part. Do you see the dark puddles on the road? The robot is leaving us a trail of oil we can follow. Let’s go.” Pembleton exclaimed.

“Wait. I know a faster way,” said Conrad as he hailed a taxi. “Stop in the name of the law. I hereby commandeer this taxi by the authority of her majesty, the Queen.”  The taxi driver was a little confused, but quickly got out of the car as Ducky, Pembleton, and Conrad climbed in.

“Where do you think he is going?” Ducky asked.

“I think I might know, but let’s not take our chances. Follow that trail!” Pembleton shouted.

To be continued…

"How is such a robust robot so fast?" Ducky asked.

“How is such a robust robot so fast?” Ducky asked.

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 1)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 2)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 3)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 4)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 5)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 6)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 7)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 8)

The Getaway.

Pembleton ran into the crown jewel exhibit just in time to see the robotic thief smash the bulletproof glass on the case containing the royal crown. Without hesitating Pembleton dove across the room and grabbed onto one of the robot’s legs to slow him down, but the robot was so strong that he just kept walking. When Ducky and Conrad made it into the room, Ducky grabbed Pembleton’s feet, and Conrad held on to one of Ducky’s feet. With all of their combined strength, they only managed to slow the robot. He just kept moving towards the window that he broke in through.

Pembleton frantically pulled out some wires in the robots leg but it only made the robot move faster! Eventually they had to let the robot go. It jumped out the window and ran into the darkness of the night.

To be continued …

Pembleton, Ducky, and Conrad try to stop the robot theif.

“We can’t let him go!”

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 1)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 2)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 3)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 4)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 5)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 6)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 7)

Meanwhile…

CRASH! A window in the crown jewels exhibit hall broke. The Cat Pirates had forced Mr. Sloth to reprogram his robot to steal the crown jewels.

****

On the other side of the building, Ducky asked, “What was that noise?”

“I think a window just broke. Quick, we need to investigate.” Pembleton shouted.

To be continued…

"Beep Beep"

“Beep Beep”

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 1)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 2)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 3)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 4)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 5)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 6)

The Museum.

Pembleton, Ducky and Conrad took a taxi to the museum. When they reached the London Animal Museum, Ducky was amazed by how large it was. The building took up two city blocks and was made of marble.

They climbed the marble staircase to the main entrance. There they were met by two mole security guards wielding squirt guns.

“Freeze or you’ll get a mouth full of cold stinky swamp water,” one mole said with a Scottish accent.

“No! Don’t shoot, I’m Conrad, Investigator with Scotland Yard!”

Conrad hurriedly explained the situation and the other mole radioed in for the central security chief to let them in the museum. They entered the huge lobby and were greeted by a several museum exhibits.

“Whoa! Check out this wooly mammoth skeleton. I wish Ted was here to see this. It’s AWESOME!” Ducky exclaimed.

“Ducky, we can’t get distracted now! Abigail is counting on us. We need to find the crown jewel exhibit. Once there we need to figure out how to stop the cat pirates and rescue Abigail’s dad!” Pembleton said as they rushed up the steps to search the rest of the museum.

To be continued…

"WHOA, look at that MAMMOTH!"

“WHOA, look at that MAMMOTH!”

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 1)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 2)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 3)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 4)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 5)

The Pirate Ship.

“What is your theory Pembleton?” asked Conrad.

“Do you think a cucumber thief is involved?” Ducky asked.

“No, Ducky. The Cat Pirates.” DUN-DUN-DUN, Pembleton replied. “They have taken Mr. Sloth, but I am not sure why, yet. We need to search the ship.”

They went to investigate the pirate ship. They looked through every nook and cranny. Then Pembleton found a box. He used a crowbar to open it. Ducky tried to help and almost fell overboard. In the box, they found a bottle of ant-acids, some cans of tuna fish, some disguises, along with a couple of maps of London.

"Does this ship, belong to who I think it belongs to?"- Ducky

“Does this ship, belong to who I think it belongs to?”- Ducky

While Pembleton examined the markings and notes on the maps, Conrad discovered a brochure. The brochure had information about an exhibit of the crown jewels at the London Animal Museum.

“Doesn’t that exhibit open tomorrow?” Ducky asked. “They always have the best snacks at their opening celebration.”

“That means they are going to try and  steal the crown jewels, before the opening tomorrow.” Pembleton concluded. “We have to go to the museum right away!”

To be continued…

"I know where they are headed." - Pembleton

“I know where they are headed.” – Pembleton

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 1)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 2)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 3)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 4)

The Docks.

By the time they arrived at the docks, a thick fog covered the harbor. Pembleton said to Ducky and Conrad, “Be on the look out for our next clue.”

They began to survey the area, searching high and low. Conrad, armed with his magnifying glass, found some bolts. “These have to be from Mr. Sloth’s robot. I think we are getting close.”

“I concur,” Pembleton replied, as he noticed another hairball.

“I found a clue! I found a clue!” shouted Dr. Ducky, “I think it will be the one to break the case.”

“Really? What is it Ducky?” Pembleton asked.

“You got to come see this,” Ducky said with excitement.

“Umm… Is that a cucumber?” Conrad asked.

“Actually it’s a clue-cumber.” Ducky corrected him.

“No, Ducky. That is just a cucumber. However, that pirate ship behind you is definitely a clue.” Pembleton replied. “This confirms my theory.”

To be continued…

"Look! It's a clue-cumber!"

“Look! It’s a clue-cumber!”

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 1)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 2)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 3)

The Clues.

On their way to the docks, Conrad asked Pembleton, “Why on Earth are we going to the docks? What possibly could those measly clues have told you?”

Pembleton began to explained as they walked the foggy, brisk London streets towards the docks. “The first clue, was that Abigail could not stop sneezing. Now, why would that be? I asked myself. It is not allergy season, and she is a healthy child with no sign of illness. Then I remembered last year when she got a kitten for her birthday, and she could not stop sneezing. She is allergic to cats. This leads to our second clue.”

Aaaachooo!!!

Aaaachooo!!!

“At Mr. Sloth’s laboratory, we found a hairball. This confirmed it was a cat, but it also provided some more insight. There is one cat in particular who has crossed my path before, who has such a problem. I’ll explain more about that later.”

Gross! A hairball.

Gross! A hairball.

“Finally that leaves our last clue. The tuna fish sandwich. This  again confirms we are dealing with cats, but it also tells us their location. I know of this stinky, horrendous brand of tuna fish. It is canned right here in London at the docks. You can smell it from a kilometer a way. Once there, I’m sure my final prognosis will be confirmed,” said Pembleton.

Stinky!

Stinky!

“What’s your final prognosis, Pembleton?” Ducky asked.

“Just wait, Ducky. All in good time,” Pembleton replied.

To be continued…

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 1)

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 2)

Before going to the laboratory, Ducky and Pembleton stopped by their next door neighbor Mrs. Cottontail’s house  to drop off Abigail and the little guys. At first Ted and Blizzard didn’t want to stay. They wanted to help search for clues, but once they caught a whiff of the freshly baked cookies Mrs. Cottontail had made, they forgot all about the case. Pembleton practically had to drag Ducky away from the cookies so that they could get on with their investigation.

At the end of their street was Dr. Sloth’s laboratory. Ducky and Pembleton didn’t see anything unusual outside of the old stone building or as they climbed to the fourth floor. Once at the laboratory, it was obvious there had been a struggle. Pembleton said to Ducky, “Don’t touch anything and be as quiet as possible while I’m assessing the crime scene!”

The laboratory was silent. Pembleton was scanning the room for clues, and Ducky was reminiscing about Mrs. Cottontail’s cookies. Then a loud voice startled them. “Stay where you are! This is Scotland Yard!”

Ducky and Pembleton both jumped.

“Who are you?” asked the inspector.

“I’m Pembleton and this my esteemed colleague Dr. Ducky. We are investigating who took Abigail’s father.”

“I’ve heard of your adventures. I’m Conrad, Alligator Investigator, at her majesty’s service. I’m responding to a report of suspicious activity in the area. You can continue your investigation, as long as you tell me everything that you find and keep me informed of your activities. What have you found so far?”

Pembleton stepped forward and explained, “I’m working on a theory. Based on the hairball at your feet, the half eaten tuna fish sandwich in the corner, and the fact that Abigail could not quit sneezing, can only mean one thing. We must go to the docks immediately! Tally ho!”

To be continued…

"Who are you?"

“Who are you?”

The Case of the Missing Sloth (Part 1)

Part 1.

Dr. Ducky and the little guys sat in Pembleton’s study listening to him play his violin. Due to the beautiful music Pembleton was playing, no one heard the knocks on the door.

Out of no where, a little sloth named Abigail, appeared in the study crying.

“What’s wrong Abigail?” Ducky asked, but there were only mumbles and sniffles. Ted and Blizzard got her a tissue and gave her a hug. Once she calmed down, she told them the horrible news.

“Someone took my papa. When my papa didn’t pick me up from school, I went to his workshop and he was gone! The workshop was wrecked! And I… and I…I don’t know to do!” she wailed.

“Don’t worry Abigail. I am on the case!” shouted Pembleton. “Now I need you to retell me what happen, with as much detail as possible.”  She retold him everything, even describing her father’s workshop. He was working on a new robot and it was missing too. She also remembered that the place smelled a little fishy, and she couldn’t stop sneezing.

Pembleton put his wing to his chin and puzzled for a moment. Then he said “Aha! I have an idea about who took your father, but first I need more information. Take me to his workshop.”

“How can you get anything out of those details, Pembleton?!?” Ducky asked.

Pembleton replied, “It’s elementary my dear Ducky.”

To be continued…

"Please don't cry. We will find your papa!"

“Please don’t cry. We will find your papa!”

"Why bring a resume, when you can bring a trophy?"

“Why bring a resume, when you can bring a trophy?”

Tip # 4

Always be prepared.

Ducky always likes to be prepared. He has found this to be extra important when doing business.  When packing your briefcase for a meeting or business trip Ducky’s motto is “When in doubt, pack it.” You would not believe how many times a stinky boot or a clown wig is just what he needs to get the job done. Don’t forget to pack some snacks too.

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