(this is an unedited manuscript – dictated entirely by K! I am
posting this on his behalf without yet reading it but I anticipate a
"That's great! We have another mystery coming our way." The Hardy boys
walked over to Bob's house to find out what kind of mystery they
should find out. When they got there Bob told them that his son had
disappeared around a big city and that they should find him right away
because he could be in any problem because that city is so big. They
drove over to the city. When they were parked in a nearby parking lot,
Joe asked, "Where would we be most lucky to find Bob's son?" Frank
said, "Probably at the nearest place he can camp at. Besides it's
starting to rain now. We better get back home before we get too wet."
Once they got home, they discussed over what has happened to Bob's
son. Frank said, "Maybe he's hiding out somewhere around here." Joe
said, "Hmmm, he probably has been getting soaked by all this rain,
even if he has a tent." Frank said, "Well, tents do keep you out of
the rain you know." After the rain was over, the Hardy boys set off to
find Bob's son. So they set off to find Bob's son.
As they were driving to the city, Joe spotted some whacked down trees.
Joe said to Frank, "I see some whacked down trees." When Frank looked
over, he saw them too. He stopped driving and got out of the car. The
Hardy boys followed the path of whacked down trees and they popped out
at a nearby bumpy road. They followed it for a long time and then Joe
said, "It's getting late now. We better go home." They went back to
their car and drove home. The next day was Sunday. Joe got out of bed
and then Frank got out of bed. They got dressed, brushed their teeth,
had a quick breakfast and drove to the bumpy road. They drove on it
for a few minutes.
Then Joe said, "Let's walk now. They started walking for a mile and
then spotted Bob's son laying in the middle of the road. They carried
him back to their car and carefully put him in and drove home. Then it
started to rain and Joe said, "Why do they call it Sunday if it seems
to be rain day?" Frank said, "They cannot predict the weather patterns
if it's just a pattern. The weather forecast predicts what it's going
to be like, not the names of the days." Then they went to bed. The
next morning they examined the body and found out that it was stunned.
When it was afternoon, the body started to move. After a little while,
they knew that it was Bob's son. Bob's son stood up and they asked
Bob's son what had happened. Bob's son didn't know what had happened
to him. All that Bob's son knew was that one minute he was walking
down the bumpy road and the next minute he was laying down on their
couch. Then the Hardy boys had another big part of the mystery to
solve still. The Hardy boys drove back to the bumpy road and looked
around for something that could make Bob's son so hurt.
They kept walking for a very long while and then Joe said, "This is
too long of a road to follow in just a day." Frank said, "Tomorrow we
can drive on the whole road." The next day they drove on the whole
road but then just as they were getting to the end of it, their tire
deflated. They examined the ground around it and found a pointy root.
Joe said, "How could Bob's son get this far? And maybe if he got this
far he tripped on this root."
Then they pumped up their tire and drove to Bob's house, and they
asked Bob if his son had a car. Bob said that his son did have a car
and then Frank had an idea. If Bob's son had a car, then Bob's son
could have driven that far. Then the next day they drove to where
their tire got deflated, drove around the root, and drove to the end
of the road. There they found another man laying injured and his car
not far behind him. They took a picture of his car and then carried
the body back to their house. There they examined it. They found car
keys in the man's pocket. They went to Bob's house and asked if those
car keys were Bob's son's. Bob said he didn't recognize those keys and
he doubts that they are his son's. Then the Hardy boys went to the
garage where Bob's son's car is, and found it parked neatly in the
garage. Then they knew that Bob's son hadn't used his car.
Then it was getting very late. They walked home and went to bed. The
next morning they examined the body and asked Bob's son if he
recognized that body. Bob's son said yes and they wondered what
connection the body and Bob's son are in. Then the body started to
wake up and the Hardy boys asked what had happened. The stranger said,
"I can't remember. All that I remember is that one minute I was
walking on a bumpy road and the next I was here." Bob's son said the
same thing and the Hardy boys wondered if the same thing had happened
to them. Joe said, "Maybe Bob's son was riding in whoever this is car
and then they came out of the car, hiked together, and then tripped on
that root we saw and a vehicle knocked them out." Frank said, "That's
a very good explanation." And as you would expect, it was the right
3 thoughts on “The Case of the Bumpy Road – A Hardy Boys Mystery by K!”
Now that's getting to the "root" of things ; )
Great use of suspense and dialogue to keep the reader interested Kenny.
Do you ever think your stories will involve a dog?
I look forward to your next story very much!
That story was just like Nana remembered when I read the Hardy Boys
Keep the stories coming
My next story will be the farmyard dog.