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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Good Mystery (Pt. 1)


A few months ago I wrote about the bricks on the corner pier of the old house on the property. One brick on the corner pier stood on it's side with the date 1833. What I did afterwards may well prove to be the key to a mystery or it may be the beginning of another.



The old house is about gone and one afternoon Spencer and I quietly slipped out and began to work on the bricks. We said we just wanted to preserve them in case the house falls in, but I already knew there was a hollow space behind the dated brick and I was anxious to find out if anything was hidden there.

Carefully scraping away the old mortar, I removed the brick and using a small flashlight, I looked into the opening behind it. Covered in dust and twisted small vines was this.
A small stone box with intricate designs on the lid. This box is 8 inches long by 6 inches wide and sealed all the way around with some waxlike material. It is heavy, but makes no noise inside when I shake it. Spencer and I hid it away and have not opened it even though we are dying to do so. We agreed with Dad that we would open it at the end of the summer when we had a big family camp, so that everyone could be in on the excitement. That day is coming soon.

26 Comments:

At 11:56 AM, Blogger Kristine said...

Oooh! It's the Mystery of the Treasure in the Abandoned House. You and Spencer can be the Hardy Boys.

Can't wait to see what's in the box.

 
At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Arthur said...

That is so cool. I can't wait to hear what is in the box either.

The Hardy Boys? That made me feel old!

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Callie said...

Dude...Did you not watch the movie JUMANJI?????

callie

 
At 6:58 PM, Blogger ~Fathairybastard~ said...

Man, that's cool as hell! 1833? Love it. Can't wait to hear what it is.

 
At 8:02 PM, Anonymous Bryan said...

Oh wow...I admire your patience!!! Can't wait to hear what it is.

 
At 8:55 PM, Blogger GUYK said...

Probably full of Confederate Money

 
At 11:42 PM, Blogger Andy said...

That is a fantastic piece of history you found! I don't know how you waited so long. I am already anxious to read about what it held. Regardless of what is inside, it is in a very neat box.

 
At 11:47 PM, Anonymous Jon said...

1833 is neat! My family didn't leave Miss. until the early 1880's. Maybe it is my lost inheritance?

 
At 7:25 AM, Blogger Dazd said...

All I can think of is Geraldo opening Al Capone's vault only to find it empty.

I hope this isn't the case.

 
At 7:36 AM, Anonymous robert said...

Last time I poked around an old brick building I came face to face with a snake. You find a stone that potentially has the secrets of universe enclosed. Life is not fair but it sure is darn interesting.

 
At 9:38 AM, Blogger Editor said...

Careful everyone, this is the beginning of a treasure tale that should be a lot of fun as we try to figure out the clues.
It is only a story.

 
At 3:41 PM, Anonymous Old Scratch said...

Guess you dug yourself a pretty good hole on this one, huh editor?

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger Editor said...

looks like a treasure hunt! everybody wanting to be in the story say AYE!

 
At 8:45 AM, Anonymous callie said...

AYE and AYE!!
Can I invite a friend??? She likes treasure hunting...

callie

 
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