Thursday 13 July 2017

Chapter 16
“IT’S HIM!” Tria whisper-yelled to the small group when she recognized the figure as Bill. “We should sneak up on him…” Chloe said slowly and thoughtfully. Before Tria could even agree, Ms.Zebra yelled, “Stop right there! Brickwood Police! You Are Under Arrest!” That was a very foolish act because no! Bill would not just stop because the police told him to. He would be caught! Tria knew that Bill would not listen to the police. He would run away before Ms.Zebra could catch him. (She wouldn’t be able to anyway because she was wearing a small dress)
The officer that had come along with them was running after Bill. But, he tripped and now Bill would get away without anyone else knowing. Tria gave Chloe a panicked look. There was a purple bruise on Chloe’s nose from when her father opened the door on her. That gave her an idea! She looked down at her watch and could not believe her timing. “Closing time!” She yelled as she ran after Bill.
Tria was surprised at how fast she was running. She was catching up to Bill. They ran and ran, Tria getting closer to Bill as they went. There it was. The entrance to the tight shortcut where the All3way was on. Tria sprinted in front of Bill and blocked the way to get through the road. Bill saw that his only chance of escaping was down the alley. Yes! Yes! Tria thought.
Bill took the route and just before he passed the corner, Tepo opened the door and hit Bill square in the face. It was 9:30 on the dot. Tepo would never be off time, Tria knew that.
The officer finally came down the alley and picked up Bill. Bill struggled and struggled. Tria took the handcuffs out of the officer’s belt and click! Bill/Burtir was going to jail. Yes, Burtir was going to jail. No, Tria and Chloe were not going to jail.

Tria was at the bookstore. She needed a book that she could keep if she wanted to read it twice. She had read a lot of the books that were there already, so she asked the lady at the desk where the new books were. The lady directed Tria over to a big, double-sided shelf. She ran her fingers over the book covers. The first one that got her attention was one called The Boat Of Glue. Tria flipped to the very first page. It read: The Boat Of Glue
By: Pal O.
Dedicated To: Tria who was always complimenting my stories. Helping the old folk :)
Created: The All3way or The Coffee Shop On The Corner.


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