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teacher_tim

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2006 3:04:17 PM

It started with scenery and now has acquired a life of it's own...

from A to Z and over again..

list things you can see on Chuck's farm and a comment to explain if you want...

A- anthillEd's Farm near Chuck's (Chuck is more secretive than Ed)
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“Pull!!!” Yancy hollers, tugging on the trapped object
—Chuck grabs Yancy by the waist to help pull…but whatever it is won’t budge: “Help, Becky!”
—Becky grabs Chuck’s waist…but whatever it is still won't budge: “Wait! It’s buried too deep! Let’s dig it out.”
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 7:42:26 AM


"Oh boy! It think it might be a human head!" says Yancy.

As he pulls the object out, they can see what it really is...
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 12:24:41 AM

"Nothing that I can see!" said Chuck.
"Just a minute," said Yancy. "I think there is something a little farther down!"
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 4:01:01 PM

“Maybe you guys should stop clowning around & find out what was hidden down in the hole, under that hand!” Becky is getting exasperated with the guys.
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 11:46:34 PM

"Let's see!" said Chuck. He bent over and picked up a plastic hand, little dirty.

"Can I give you a hand?" said Chuck to Yancy, holding it in front of him.
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:51:11 PM

“Klancy! Klancy!!!” Chuck yells, as Klancy dashes off
— “Chuck.? … Is it a real hand??” Becky asks, “What did you find under the hand?”
—Velma, leaving: “I just can’t take looking at that hand! I headed back to the house. Perhaps a nap will get that sight out of my mind.”
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 5:06:27 PM


"Just a second, I don't think that's even a real hand. Wouldn't it just be bones by now... I mean if it was buried a long time ago?", asks Chuck. "Hey Klancy, bring that over here!" Klancy has other ideas, and he takes off back towards the farm.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 11:22:29 PM

"I think there is something under the hand!" says Chuck, taking a second look.
"We still need to call the sheriff!" says Yancy.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 2:22:19 PM

“Holy Moly!” Chuck squeaks, as Klancy drags a human hand out of the dirt
—“Hhhhhh…..” Becky faints
—“Humannn…..” Velma faints too
—Yancy: “I think we need to get out of here & call the sheriff!”
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 2:25:02 AM


"Good dog!", everyone says. "What is it, Klancy?", asks Velma. Klancy gets a hold of the object and pulls it up out of the hole...
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 11:10:58 PM

Finding nothing interesting in the bushes, Klancy came over to Velma.

"Dig!" yelled Velma. And Klancy started digging.
Everyone stood and watched.

It wasn't long before Klancy hit something hard a foot down.

[Edited by: mustang68scout at 10/19/2014 11:11:12 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 11:38:03 PM

Everyone was now running in ever diminishing circles.

Chuck still dripping blood.
Yancy still holding on to his oil rag.
Becky trying to get Chuck's hand away from his new shirt.
Velma yelling "Is someone going to see what it is?"

Nothing being accomplished, Klancy began smelling around the bushes.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 4:43:54 PM

“Dang-nabbit!” Chuck yells, “I cut my hand on something sharp!”
—Becky: “Chuck, don’t you dare drip blood on those clothes! It’s hard to get out!”
—Velma, handing Chuck a dirty rag: “Here…Use this.”
—Yancy, grabbing the dirty rag: “Hey! That’s my oil rag! Don’t contaminate it with blood!”
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 2:50:01 AM


Chuck starts digging with his hands. "Can't wait for no darn shovel!", he complains.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 11:21:40 PM

"Better get a shovel!" said Velma.
"Woof!" said Klancy, still hoping.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 4:04:15 PM

“All I know, is that I’m looking at a big red ‘X’!” Chuck grumps
—“Where?” Becky inquires
—“Who would put a big red ‘X’ out here?” Yancy asks
—“What do you think…buried treasure...hidden riches…” Velma muses
—“Woof!” Klancy adds, hoping for something to either eat or chase
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 12:39:00 PM

"Zowie! The treasure! 'X' marks the spot of the treasure! exclaims Chuck.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 6:50:25 AM


"Yes? What?", asks Yancy, again.
"You're silly, don't you know that 'X Marks The Spot'?", says Becky.
"The spot for what?", asks Yancy.
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 3:57:46 PM

“X!!” Chuck exclaims
—“X???” Becky queries
—“X!!???” Yancy questions
—“X!!!!” Velma exclaims
—“Xxxx.” Klancy Dog barks (Don’t ask me how!)
—“Yes!! A red capitol X, over there! As in ‘X marks the spot!”
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 12:19:52 AM

"Will you look at that!" yelled Chuck.
"What do you see?" asked Velma.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 6:34:26 PM

“Velma???” Becky quietly calls
—“VELMA!!!” Becky raises her voice, “Come see what I found!!!”
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"Unless you show me where all this silver is Yancy, I'm going home!", says Velma. "I'm not going back in there Velma, so you might as well forget about it!", says Yancy, "Here, you can have this nugget. That's all the silver we're gonna see!"
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 11:25:10 PM

"Time for fishin'!" said Chuck, trying to avoid the issue.

He and Becky began walking down the path towards the river.
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 4:33:39 PM


"Show us the silver. So where's the silver?", Shrieked Velma. "Sheesh, take it easy!", says Yancy.
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:14:37 AM

...really good tasting fish. It seemed the bear also knew about Chuck and Yancy's favourite fishin' hole.

Off he lumbered down the trail for some dessert to go with the first 3 courses of meal.

"Well now that the door is open, you still have some things to show me!" demanded Velma of Yancy.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 6:07:20 PM

Quietly, Klancy Dog trots up to Chuck & sniffs the air
—Quickly, Klancy’s fur bristles & he softly growls
—Quaking in his boots, Chuck whispers, “Guys…..Klancy is out here.”
—The growl gets louder…& closer…suddenly, a big bear appears
—Chuck, thinking quickly, grabs his catch, hangs 1 fish on the stuck mine door, yells “Hide! I’ll lure him out the door!”
—& while running for the closest tall tree, throws the rest of the fish on the ground, making a trail away from the mine
—Everyone dives for cover: behind or under anything they can find
—With a huge roar, the bear charges the stuck mine door, blasting it open as he escapes the mine, grabs & wolfs down all the fish…then he looks around for more……
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Please hurry up. We are getting claustrophobic in here!", cry Velma & Becky.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 12:08:33 AM

"Oh, yes, you're right! It is Klancy." said Velma.

The light was beginning to dim, "How are you doing on the door, Chuck?" asked Becky.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 1:37:41 AM


"Nothing to worry about, it's just Klancy! He must have followed us in here. Shine the light over there, and you'll see!", says Yancy.
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 11:52:13 PM

"Maybe you should investigate?" said Velma.
"Not until we get the door open," said Chuck.

"We might need that a little quicker!" said Yancy as the growl got louder.
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 3:14:38 PM

“Luckily I keep a little one on my key chain, but it doesn’t put out much light.” Yelma responds
—“Well, let’s see if we can find a crowbar to pry the door loose.” Yancy suggests
—They split up, each investigating a different section of the mine entrance, looking for a crowbar or anything to help them open the door
—Velma, with her tiny flashlight, is farthest from the door: “Did you hear that?”
—Yancy hollers: “What did it sound like?”
—Velma, whispering: “Shhh!! It sounds like breathing.”
—Yancy bellows: “WHAT??? Stop whispering, Velma, I can’t hear you.”
—Suddenly, a deep growl emanates from further in the mine…
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Klang! goes the door behind them. And it was dark.

"Anyone remember a flashlight?" asked Becky, always the stable one.
"I have one in my fishin' kit," said Yancy, "but the door is stuck and it's outside!"
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 4:30:00 PM

“Juicy worms!” the fish anticipate, watching Chuck bait the hook
—“Come on Yancy!” Velma instructs, “Show us where you found that nugget.”
—“But Velma,” Yancy objects, “That was decades ago!”
—As Chuck settles down to fish (& watch the mine entrance); Yancy, Velma & Becky enter the mine…looking for (& eagerly anticipating) silver nuggets, gold nuggets, jewels, treasure chests…
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 11:35:57 PM

"I'm beginning to wonder about this!" said Becky.
"Yancy, you better come up with something good!" said Chuck quietly.
"I'm going to sit quietly and fish and watch the entertainment," said Chuck.
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“Hurry, you’re way too slow!” Velma scolds the guys
—Chuck: “Velma! There’s no need to rush. It’s not like that mine is going to sprout legs & walk off!”
—Yancy, exasperated, answering Becky: “Didn’t say it did; just that I found that silver nugget in the mine.”
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"Gold nuggets, that I'd believe, but SILVER nuggets? I don't think silver is normally found in NUGGETS Yancy. This story is smelling a littly fishy to me", says Becky. (She is a lot smarter than she lets on.)
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 12:33:31 AM

"Fun, fun, fun!" thinks Chuck.
"Forward and on!" thinks Yancy.
"Fun, fun, fun" thinks Velma.
"Family picnic!" thinks Becky.
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Eagerly, Chuck grabs his fishing pole & bait
—Eagerly, Velma grabs Yancy’s collar, “YANCY! Get a move on!!”
—Eagerly, Becky grabs munchies & a carton of cola for a picnic at the fishing hole…off they start…
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 12:36:54 AM

"Dang you, Yancy!" hollered Velma. "We could have been rich and you locked it in a box and buried it?"

"Calm down, Velma. It is close. You can come see it if you want."
"C'mon Chuck, if we're walking that far, might as well take a fishin' pole." added Yancy.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 5:53:36 PM

Chuck: “Ok, Yancy! Eugene is headed toward the field, now you can tell the important part.”
—Yancy, grinning: “Yep! Glad you caught on. I did find a few things hidden in the 4 bedroom fireplaces, but the kitchen fireplace was the best! Behind the special brick, I found a title of an abandoned silver mine & a map of where it was.”
—Becky, shocked: “WHAT!!!???”
—Velma, shocked, amazed & a bit hurt & angry: “YANCY!! In all the years we’ve been married, you’ve never mentioned a silver mine!!!”
—Yancy: “Velma, honey, that was before I met you. Well, I followed the map & found the mine. It had been abandoned for a good reason…It was all played out! But I did find one silver nugget. I was so disgusted; I locked it in a metal box & buried it in front of the mine.”
—Chuck, surprised: “You mean that mine is near our old fishin’ hole?”
—Yancy: “Yep. Every time we go fishin', I remember how I wasted a whole summer digging in that mine & only found one nugget!”
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 3:00:29 PM

"Betcha I will", called Eugene over his shoulder.
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As Eugene left the house, Chuck said, "About time you got back to work Eugene. I'll need that big Allis-Chalmers running good tomorrow, I've got a lot of plowing to do!"
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 11:44:42 PM

"Zip, zip, zip!" said Eugene, "are we going to go through the bedrooms one at a time? What did you find?"

Now Eugene was thinking that maybe this wasn't such a good story and he would go down to the shed.

[Edited by: mustang68scout at 10/6/2014 11:45:08 PM EST]
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Yancy: “I started with the front room fireplace, checking each brick & pulling out every one that was loose. Nothing!”
—Velma: “Well that makes sense! You wouldn’t want to hide something behind a brick that everyone could get to!”
—Yancy: “Then I moved to the library fireplace and did the same…still nothing!
—Becky: “That makes sense too, everyone thinks of hiding stuff in a library. There are so many places to hide things!”
—Yancy: “Then I started on the fireplaces in the 4 bedrooms. First the far back bedroom….”
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 11:53:07 PM

"'X' marks the spot!" said Eugene. "Were there any markings on any of the bricks?"

"Yancy, did you have a flashlight?" asked Chuck, "you said it was dark."
"Maybe on the bottom of the bricks!", added Becky.

[Edited by: mustang68scout at 10/5/2014 11:54:12 PM EST]
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"What I didn't count on was the fact that place was very old, and there were hundreds of loose bricks. And what made one brick more "special" than another?", answered Yancy.
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 12:04:55 AM

Velma said, "Sounds simple to me. Simply start at the first and work your way through all of them!"

"Well, that's what I started to do," added Yancy.

Now the story was getting intriguing.
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“Under the special brick in the fireplace.” Yancy quotes, “He kept saying ‘Under the special brick in the fireplace’ like it was a prayer. As I drove back home, that phrase kept running through my mind. So, the next day, I went back to the Hobbit Hole.”
—Velma: “Well??!! What was under the special brick?”
—Yancy: “That was the first problem…There were 7 fireplaces: 1 in the front room, 1 in the library, 1 in the kitchen and 4 in the bedrooms.”
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 11:23:20 PM

"Tell me more of the story!" said Eugene, still putting off going to the tractor shed.
"So far, this is not worth waiting 5 years to hear!" added Becky.
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“Snookered!” Yancy continued, “He was still a bit snookered, but he offered to share his wine with me.”
—Velma, shocked: “Yancy!!! You didn’t!”
—Yancy: “No, but I sure was tempted! Then I remembered that old nursery tale about Rip Van Winkle. You know the one; how he was tempted, drank & ended up sleeping for 20 years. So I just couldn’t risk it.”
—Becky: “What about the Hobbit?”
—Yancy: “Turns out he was an actor, playing the part of a Hobbit. After the filming was over, they had a cast party. He drank a bit too much, fell asleep & got left behind. So I gave him a lift back to town.”
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