Bagbear - Chapter 2
|All Detectives need a plan|
He didn't bother to mention it to anyone again. At school he was miles away, thinking about his plan, instead of concentrating on his lessons.
"Bobby Banks! Pay attention!" shouted the teacher. Bobby sighed. He finished his sums and put a piece of scrap paper inside the jotter. On it he listed all the things he would need and what he would do that night.
Miss Fotherington looked up and saw him working hard.
"And what is that?" she said.
"Oh nothing Miss" said Bobby, stuffing it harder into his pocket.
"Let me see it" she said and held out her hand.
Bobby withdrew the crumpled list and handed it to Miss Fotherington.
"It's nothing Miss; honest," he said.
She slowly smoothed it onto the desk and read it.
It didn't make any sense.
A Large stick for defending myself “What is this?" she said.
By this time all the class were looking at him and giggling.
"It's nothing Miss. I told you, I'm just writing about things that I might keep in my room at night." said Bobby cheerfully.
"What do you want a, 'stick for?"
"1 like to be ready for anything Miss; I mean, a robber might break in or something."
"And the camera? Is that to take a picture of him?"
Bobby thought quickly.
"Emm, that is to catch Matilda, our cat, she jumps on my bed. I want to prove to mum that it isn't me that puts the marks on the bed cover."
She handed it back to him. "You just keep your mind on your work Bobby Banks," she said.
"Yes Miss," said Bobby and returned to his seat.
Later in the playground, some of his friends wanted to know what it was all about but he decided to keep it a secret. Things had a habit of getting out of hand. Someone, or something, might stop his plan and then he would never find out what it was.
During tea that evening he hardly said a word.
He gathered together all the things on his list and put them in his room. When everything was ready he got changed for bed without the slightest bit of trouble. His mother and father were very pleased with him and asked him if he wanted to stay up for an extra half an hour'.
Then he would be ready!