The Ringing of the Bell

Sounds of the  “Maple Leaf Rag” floated  upstairs to where Lisette was busy cleaning rooms and getting ready for new guests.

The music of Sarah’s piano playing  combined with the scent of the burning  cinnamon candles filled Lisette with warmth.

She was excited about the new guests that were coming. They were a couple coming back from their honeymoon. Lisette paused in her cleaning as she started daydreaming about how it would feel to be in love!

“Miss. Lisettte” I am going into town now, anything that you would like me to pick up for you? Sarah asked as she called up the stairs.

“I could use a 5 pound bag of flour and some chicken legs. Thank you! I will bring some money down in a minute.”

Lisette finished making the bed and then walked downstairs to Sarah. “Here is money for the groceries and here is some extra money. Stop by the Fluffer Nutter Shop and pick up a cream filled donut for me and whatever your favorite kind is.”

Sarah smiled, “Thanks! Will be back soon. Well unless I get talked into a game of Scrabble with Mr.Fluff. He always comes up with the craziest words. Words I had never heard of before!”

“Have fun!” Lisette said as Sarah walked out the door.

Sarah didn’t get caugbt up in a game this time. Mr. Fluff and Mr. Nut were in deep concentration over a game of Clue. She loved it when they were played Clue. It was fun to pull her trick at times. They would be in such deep concentration that they wouldn’t notice her peeking at the cards in the secret envelope.

She did it again this time.  Thanking them for her 2 donuts she walked to the door and then on the way out she yelled, “Mrs. Peacock did it in the ballroom with the candlestick.” and laughed as she heard them yelling, when she walked out the door.

Walking down the sidewalk Sarah was smiling. She was almost back to the Inn when she saw something shiny lying on the sidewalk. It looked like an old cowbell. She picked it up giving it a shake, to see if it would ring.

Hmmm….thought Lisette. Sarah must have got into playing a game with Mr. Fluff and Mr. Nutter for she had been gone quite awhile.

…to be continued..

90 thoughts on “The Ringing of the Bell

  1. Sarah has absconded with Lissette’s money. This is a serious matter of pilfery and peculation. But Sarah has a secret cowbell now, and can get away with robberies like this. I think she will use it to become a very wealthy woman, while poor Lissette pines away, penniless, waiting for a lover, and the return of her money. This is turning out to be a very sad story.

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  2. Sarah has just been transported in to a real life clue game and is being assailed by Mrs. Peacock with a candlestick. She tries to get help from Colonel Mustard, but he has been left in the refrigerator next to Ms. Ketchup. She finally escapes but
    Henrietta will get the cowbell and end up at the bed and breakfast singing for the guests.

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