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The Case of Candy Cane Lane
It was Dec 23rd the day before the Big Guy had to be on the road. Zinkle and Zorch were packing the sticks in bundles ready for delivery. Zinkle looked up with a satisfied grin. “This is the last of this year’s order! Santa will have enough candy canes for every good little girl and boy all over the world.” The wizened old elf picked up one of the striped candy canes and popped it in his mouth. The elves had been working in the candy cane workshop for the last six months.
He and Zorch pushed the red and white pallet toward the storage room past the busy hub bub of the other elves fulfilling their Christmas orders. Sandy was painting eyes on little stuffed dolls and Morris was putting wheels on yellow dump trucks. Zinkle opened the storeroom door. It was empty! “Where are all our candy canes!”
Zorch poked his head under Zinkle’s arm to see one very empty room. “All of our candy canes – gone! What is Santa going to put in all the children’s stockings? We can’t possibly make more by tomorrow” exclaimed Zorch.
Zinkle walked into the room “Maybe we can find a clue to catch the thief.”
The room looked very empty to Zorch but he followed Zinkle. They looked to the left – nothing. They looked to the right – nothing. They looked down – still more Nothing! Th Cen Zinkle looked up – something!
Return next week for The Conclusion of The Case of Candy Cane Lane