For all of the digressions and complications so far, Ellis’s plan was actually very simple. She would go to Falcon Boy’s house and see if she could find any clues.
It won’t surprise you to learn that something very similar happened in We Really Hope You Can, Pearly Stockwell when, dissatisfied with the slow progress being made by the Fallstown Police, Pearly takes it upon herself to investigate the disappearance of Dr Workaday Trimfit, founder and headmaster of the Fallstown Junior and Senior Academy For Boys and For Girls.
The Fallstown Junior and Senior Academy for Boys and For Girls (the founding charter of the Fallstown Junior and Senior Academy for Boys and For Girls made it a legal requirement that whenever the Fallstown Junior and Senior Academy for Boys and For Girls was mentioned in any media form that its full title, the Fallstown Junior and Senior Academy for Boys and For Girls, is always used in full and never ever abbreviated).
This would also explain why any correspondence ever received by anyone from the Fallstown Junior and Senior Academy for Boys and For Girls tended to be on the rather bulky side and normally didn’t fit through the average letterbox.
As she embarks upon her preliminary investigation, Pearly spots a dirty rubber glove on the floor outside the headmaster’s study. The police had already dusted the entire Fallstown Junior and Senior Academy for Boys and For Girls for fingerprints, and didn’t think that the glove was important.
‘Sorry, Pearly,’ says Inspector Benson, ‘my boys don’t think the glove means anything to anyone.’
Pearly isn’t convinced.
‘But the glove has a name tag inside it,’ she points out. ‘If we could just read the name, we could have a lead.’
‘The name could be anyone’s name,’ counters the Inspector. ‘What would that tell us?’
‘It would tell us the name of someone who might have had something to do with Dr Trimfit’s disappearance,’ says Pearly forcefully.
‘It might,’ says the Inspector, ‘but it might also tell us the name of someone who had absolutely nothing to do with the disappearance and I can’t have my boys harassing innocent people now, can I? That would never do.’
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