The Clue of the Missing Socks - Chapter 10

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I am sorry I have not posted a chapter in a couple of weeks, but I have been very busy at a basketball tournament.  I had hardly any free time to myself to write in my book.  However, I will try to at least post one chapter a week from now on.  Things for me will get back to normal in a few days.


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The Clue of the Missing Socks.



Chapter 10


          Adam and I had sailed for two days when both of us noticed a storm brewing on the horizon.


          “That looks like trouble, Jarl.  There is no way to get around that storm.  All we can do now is to secure all of my supplies on board and then take cover.”


          “Take cover where?  Under the ship?" I asked puzzled.


          “Yes, sort of.”


          Adam then lifted a door from the bottom of the deck.


          “We can hide in here until the storm blows over.”


          As soon as we had secured all the supplies and took down the sail, the rain had started to fall.  I helped Adam take the sail down into the lower deck.  Just as Adam was about ready to shut the latch where we entered, Pebbles jumped in.


          “I guess Pebbles wanted to join us,” Adam said sarcastically.  But I knew he knew that we have a tough night ahead of us.  When I saw the first lightning strike, the sun had already set.


          Both of us were very surprised that the storm that night didn’t pack more of a punch.  There were only a very few lightning strikes, no ship-toppling waves, and the wind was not very strong.  It did gust several times during the night though.



          I woke up to find Pebbles in front of my face again.  But this time I did not flinch.  Pebbles just meowed and batted at my head as if to make me get up.


          “What’s wrong big guy?” I asked.  I sat up and he got on my lap and continued to bat at me.  “What do you want, Pebbles?”


          “I think he wants you to help me find a way out,”


          “What happened to the door?  Won’t it open?” I replied.


          “No, I think one of the bigger gusts of wind knocked over the mast.  The mast is probably laying on the latch here,” responded Adam.  I have been trying for the past five minutes to get it to open; but to no avail.”


          I asked, “Why don’t we see if we can tell where we are right now?”


          “Good idea, Jarl.”


          I looked out the left side of the boat while Adam looked out the right side of the book.  The windows were located close to the deck of the ship so both of us found some old crates to stand on to look those windows.


          “Dragon!” Adam exclaimed.  “Get down, it is a Night Fury!”


          Adam went for his crossbow when I said, “Stop!  Don’t shoot at it!


          “Jarl, you should know what those things do.”


          “Well for one thing, most people don’t even know what they look like.  Let alone what they actually do.  Trust me on this one.”


          Adam nodded.


          I knew that the black blur was Toothless and Hiccup, but I had to get their attention somehow.  I also knew I needed to move quickly because they were flying away from the location our ship.  Adam had several shields along the side of his ship which I found one that was overlaid with silver.


          “Adam, do you have a tool of some sort to get that shield with the two red stripes up from the side of the ship?”




          “Then go get it please.”


          Toothless and Hiccup were almost over us and I had very little time to rig the contraption need to signal them.  I found the crude supplies ready when Adam came with the shield.  I picked up a long board and slid it through the handle of the shield.  On the other end of that board it had a block of wood that would keep the shield from falling off.  Then, I tied a sand bag to the board to keep it from falling out the window.  After I had done all that, I had a very small window of opportunity to signal them.


          I kept waving the shield back and forth.  After five minutes I could not see them, but I knew Toothless would see us.


          “I don’t want to give up yet, Jarl, but I don’t see why you want to signal a uh…,”


          “A Night Fury? You will see.” I said.


          I figured after another five minutes I would start again signaling.  When I started again I heard the familiar sound that Toothless makes when he dives down.


          “Here comes the Night Fury! Get down!” yelled Adam.


          Though I was not fully sure it was Toothless, I knew it had to be Toothless because he would be the only dragon to notice my signal which would mean somebody was in trouble.


          Adam saw the dragon and his jaw just dropped.


          I announced, “Boy, am I glad to see you.”


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Here are links to the chapters of my fan-fic series.  The books go in chronological order.


The Clue of the Missing Socks.

Chapters 1 and 2                         Chapter 3                                       Chapter 4

Chapter 5                                      Chapter 6                                        Chapter 7

Chapters 8 and 9                        Chapter 10                                     Chapter 11

Chapters 12 and 13                     Chapters 14, 15, and 16             Chapter 17

Chapter 18                                    Chapter 19                                      Chapter 20

Chapter 21 and 22                      Chapter 23                                     Chapter 24 and 25

Chapter 26 - There is a hidden surprise.  Can you find it?

Chapter 27                                   Chapter 28, Part 1                         Chapter 28, Part 2

Chapter 29                                   Chapter 30                                       Chapter 31

Chapter 32                                   Chapter 33                                       Chapter 34

Chapter 35                                   Chapter 36                                       Chapter 37

Chapter 38                                   Chapter 39                                       Chapter 40

Chapter 41                                   Chapter 42                                       Chapter 43

Chapter 44                                   Chapter 45, Parts 1 and 2


The Mysterious Frozen Fire

Chapter 1         Chapter 2         Chapter 3         Chapter 4         Chapter 5         Chapter 6

Chapter 7         Chapter 8         Chapter 9         Chapter 10       Chapter 11       Chapter 12

Chapter 13       Chapter 14       Chapter 15        Chapter 16       Chapter 17       Chapter 18  

Chapter 19       Chapter 20      Chapter 21        Chapter 22, Part 1       Chapter 22, Part 2 

Chapter 22, Part 3

Epilogue/Preview for my Third Story!


Thoughts of Guilt

Chapters 1 and 2          Chapters 3 and 4          Chapter 5          Chapter 6          Chapter 7

Chapter 8          Chapter 9          Chapter 10          Chapter 11          Chapter 12, Part 1

Chapter 12, Part 2          Chapter 13         Chapter 14         Chapter 15         Chapter 16

Chapter 17 and 18         Chapter 19         Chapter 20         Chapter 21         Chapter 22

Chapter 23         Chapter 24         Chapter 25         Chapter 26         Chapter 27

Chapter 28         Chapter 29         Chapter 30         Chapter 31         Chapter 32

Chapter 33         Chapter 34         Chapter 35         Chapter 36 and 37

Chapter 38, Part 1         Chapter 39, Part 2         Chapter 40, Part 3         Chapter 41

Chapter 42, Parts 1 and 2         Chapter 43         Chapter 44

Chapter 45, Part 1         Chapter 45, Part 2


On the Edge of Mystery

Chapter 1          Chapter 2         Chapter 3        Chapters 4 & 5    Chapter 6, Parts 1 and 2   

Chapter 7          Chapter 8         Chapter 9            Chapter 10       Chapter 11        Chapter 12

Chapter 13        Chapter 14       Chapter 15          Chapter 16        Chapter 17       Chapter 18

Chapter 19        Chapter 20       Chapter 21          Chapter 22       Chapter 23      Chapter 24

Chapter 25        Chapter 26       Chapter 27         Chapter 28        Chapter 29 Parts 1 and 2 

Chapter 30       Chapter 31       Chapter 32 and 33                         Chapter 34 Parts 1 and 2 

Chapter 35 Part 1         Chapter 35 Part 2        Chapter 35 Part 3        Chapter 36


The Secret Symbol

Chapter 1    Chapter 2    Chapter 3    Chapter 4    Chapter 5

Chapter 6    Chapter 7     Chapter 8    Chapter 9    Chapter 10

Chapter 11    Chapter 12    Chapter 13    Chapter 14    Chapter 15

Chapter 16    Chapter 17    Chapter 18    Chapter 19    Chapter 20

Chapter 21   Chapter 22   Chapter 23   Chapter 24 and 25

Chapter 26    Chapter 27    Chapter 28    Chapter 29 and 30

Chapter 31    Chapter 32    Chapter 33    Chapter 34    Chapter 35

Chapter 36    Chapter 37    Chapter 38    Chapter 39

Chapter 40 and 41    Chapter 42    Chapter 43, 44, 45, and 46


The Legend of Shadow Mountain

Chapter 1    Chapter 2    Chapter 3    Chapter 4    Chapter 5

Chapter 6    Chapter 7    Chapter 8    Chapter 9    Chapter 10

Chapter 11    Chapter 12    Chapter 13    Chapter 14    Chapter 15

Chapter 16   Chapter 17    Chapter 18    Chapter 19    Chapter 20

Chapter 21    Chapter 22    Chapter 23    Chapter 24    Chapter 25

Chapter 26    Chapter 27    Chapter 28    Chapter 29    Chapter 30

Chapter 31    Chapter 32    Chapter 33    Chapter 34    Chapter 35

Chapter 36    Chapter 37    Chapter 38    Chapter 39    Chapter 40

Chapter 41    Chapter 42    Chapter 43    Chapter 44    Chapter 45 & 46

Chapter 47    Chapter 48    Chapter 49    Chapter 50    Chapter 51


Teaser "Trailer" for Book 8 - Conquest of the Truth


The Crimson Storm

Chapters 1 and 2     Chapter 3    Chapter 4    Chapter 5    Chapter 6

Chapter 7    Chapter 8    Chapter 9    Chapters 10 and 11    Chapter 12

Chapter 13    Chapter 14    Chapter 15    Chapter 16    Chapter 17    Chapter 18

Chapter 19    Chapter 20    Chapter 21    Chapter 22    Chapter 23

Chapter 24    Chapter 25 and 26    Chapter 27    Chapter 28    Chapter 29

Chapter 30    Chapter 31    Chapter 32    Chapter 33    Chapter 34

Chapter 35 and Epilogue