“Dear, do hurry!” said Carol’s mother.
Oh yes I know, replied Carol putting one slice of bread in her mouth .
Carol was a 13 year old girl who lives near the Church Street in England.
Carol kissed her mother and rushed towards the main door. Fortunately ,she was not late to school.
As soon as she seated herself on her seat she was surrounded by her friends- Drake, Margaret and Mellissa. “Hey ! did You get to buy the latest book?” asked Drake curiously.
“ummmm no not yet ..” said Mellissa.
“Oh guys don’t worry ! hopefully today I will get It.” Exclaimed Carol with a wide smile on her face.
These are Carols friends or I would say best buddies. They all love to read the tales of Sherlock holmes and are always waiting to hear or read the great deeds of Holmes.
“Ok then as soon as u get it please don’t forget to call me.” said Margaret .
“ Oh yes, Margo that goes without saying..” informed Carol.
Their conversation was broken after the entry of their Physics teacher, Sir Hawkings.
After the school Carol rushed to her house with great excitement.
“Heyyy momma! I am back!”
“Did you attend your classes well?” asked her mother.
“Oh ya ya” said Carol.
“Carol dear do be serious about your studies.”
“Yess mom but do you remember something....”
Mother did not let Carol finish her sentence and said with a anger on her face,”when will you grow up?? I have told you so many times to concentrate on your studies rather than doing naughtiness in class.”
Just go back to your room! Immediately !!
By this time Carol ‘s face had became quiet upset. She quietly went to her room and slammed herself in till dinner. Margaret and Drake had tried calling her but she did not pick any of the calls.
The next day was Drake’s birthday !
On the other hand Carol bewildered how to face her friends . As she was coming down for breakfast there was a ring at her door.
As mom was busy in kitchen she went to open the door. She was both happy and shocked seeing Drake appearing at her door.
“Hey!? Ummmm Isn’t your birthday today??” said Carol
“Oh yes ! You remember well .”said Drake.
“Whats that in your hand? “ asked carol .
“Oh yes this is something for you “ said Drake with a cute little smile.
“For me?! But what is it??” asked Carol
“Open and see it yourself”
Carol took the box and after unwrapping it she saw... the new book of Sherlock holmes which she wanted to buy!
“Hey !? isn’t it cool??”asked Drake
“Oh yes ! why are you giving me?”
“Its just a present which I got from my granny” said Drake
“So ....its your present ...do not give me..” said Carol
“Ya it is ...but I want you to take it as a present from me..” said Drake in an unusual manner
“So are you sure ...You want to give it to me??”
Then a wide smile came over Carols face which in turn also delighted Drake.
She went hoping and told her mom about it. She was so excited that she ran to the kitchen and completely forgot about Drake.
Drake,on the other hand seemed to be more happy than Carol. He quietly slipped off and went to his house whistling all the way.
There are certain times when people seem to be more delighted than the actual person.
At noon they all decided to meet at mellissa’s place and would read the story together.
At noon they were all ready at Mellissa’s house on time.
They all read the story with great interest and curiosity. After reading the story book they started discussing about how Holmes is so cool and smart.
“He is adorable !”exclaimed Mellisa
“Yes ! he is so intelligent how he manages to find out the truth?” said Carol
“how wonderful it would be if we were also detectives just like him” added Carol
“We are still kids, Carol” said Drake
“Oh, can’t I just imagine” said carol
“Oh Oh Don’t be angry ...it was my mistake ...I apologise” said Drake
“Oh yes I remembered one thing!
Hey I found out that Mr. Graven ,you remember??
Had shifted to another place two months ago..” said Mellissa
“Oh yes I do remember that gloomy and mysterious old man”. Said Margaret
“yes so I have heard people saying that now a days some mysterious noises come from his house. “said Mellissa
‘oh really???”asked Carol
“yes “ replied Mellissa
“So I have a great idea!” said carol
We can go and find out the reason behind those noises. Said Carol
“wow ...sounds Fun “ exclaimed Margaret
“I am in “said Mellissa
“But don’t you think its silly??to go in somebody’s house without informing?” said Drake
“Please don’t behave like my mom!” said Carol
“but Carol it is not safe” said drake
“Oh whatever I must go! And I will !” exclaimed Carol
“Ok then I will also join..” said Drake not leave Carol like that
“so Today night we will go to find out the truth about the haunted house” said Carol
And then every body enjoyed the snackes given by Mellissa’s mother.