Exhumed-Excerpt of Chapter 41
Chapter 41: Exhumed
Dawn broke. Did the ruse work? Was Snookers able to convince Olden his case was in jeopardy? All I could do is wait on one of the scouts to call.
It warn’t long. Light-thirty. Six bells. My computer flashed an e-mail alert. Ms. Cindy had logged onto the blog.
“Me and Ranger Dog were out for our morning walk and wish to confirm. There is a body and that body is Blinky.”
I responded. “Positive ID?”
“Yep. Correct headstone anyway. Plus Jim Olden was ecstatic. He said to take him to the morgue now, then re-bury that S.O.B. just as fast as you can.”
“Got it. No question, then. That is a positive ID. Anything else?” I typed a response.
“Yes. Do not trust Mr. Olden. Betty Wallendorf was all but slobbering over him. Ranger Dog growled at the man. Ranger likes everyone- Olden must be a cheat.”
“I always trust the intuition of young women and old dogs, Ms. Cindy. Thanks for the heads up.”
“Not a problem Bibey. Y’all play ‘Lonesome old Graveyard’ for me in your next set,” she replied.
“Will do.” Ms. Cindy was a good’un. I reckon I’d better get down to the morgue and see what was gonna shake out.
I sauntered in. “Hey ya’ll, Dr. Mortimer around? I promised I’d bring him Darrell’s new gospel CD. Lord a mercy it’s good.” Everyone looked very nervous, and of course I had no idea why. “Lord, y’all look like you’ve seen a ghost. Ain’t y’all used to dead people by now?”…………..
Well, back to Indie’s current situation. I am pleased to report he is a little better. Right after the holiday I’m gonna check another chest x-ray and be sure this pneumonia clears 100%. I’ll let you know how it looks.