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|Hercule Poirot and the Case of the Missing Ruby (standard:Fan Fiction, 12378 words)|
|Author: kathyg||Added: Mar 07 2010||Views/Reads: 1751/926||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Janet wins first prize in a contest and has the famous Hercule Poirot attend her science fair. Only after the science fair the real detective work begins and Janet seeks the help of Poirot to solve this case of a missing ruby.|
It is a strange night, a chill in the air. Janet looks up at the night skies, there is a full moon and she hears the sound of coyotes with their far away cries from the mountains. She walks home along the dark lit path about eight-thirty in the evening after the science fair at McArthur High. It is the highlight of the year! Janet is 15 years old, but she does like a good science fair! Her entry is video footage of a solar eclipse! She spends months doing research on solar eclipses and her best effort even rents some expensive photography equipment to make sure the photos are perfection! A perfectionist even Hercule Poirot would be proud of! That's Janet! ********** She is very excited because she receives a telegram this week announcing that she is the first prize winner of the essay contest to convince famous Hercule Poirot would attend her science fair. It was to be over two thousand words and be very persuasive, enthusiastic and stand out from the crowd. Well, Janet's entry was outstanding as it is the top choice from over ten thousand entries and now the famous Hercule Poirot is attending her Science Fair! Janet is very excited!! She doesn't see him yet, but he always knows how to make an entrance. She is sure that there will be a crowd of people when he shows up. There always is! Hercule Poirot has a way of making an entrance quite unlike anyone else... ************ The auditorium at McArthur High is all lit up and the Science Fair exhibits are all on display. The doors open at 6:30 pm and a line all the way out to the parking lot waiting to get inside to see the science fair exhibits! Of course, the fact that Hercule is attending has the whole town curious! Hercule Poirot is usually early and on time, but this time he is curiously late... Janet is at her science fair station, setting up her solar eclipse exhibit at this time. She practices her presentation as she has some time before Hercule Poirot arrives and the judging begins. Then something terribly happens... Jimmy, the science teachers son, pushes Janet down to the floor, snatches her video footage and rushes up to present it himself! She gets back on her feet, rushes up to the podium and reclaims her own science project, Janet protests this injustice in a loud voice! When suddenly, out of nowhere, a singular voice, stands up for Janet! A familiar voice.... "Give her back that video footage! It's not yours!" "I am Hercule Poirot!" "Janet is the winner of my contest. It would have been an honor for me to be here , I fly all the way from London to attend Janet's Science Fair!! I walk in to find such bad sportsmanship from the son of the science teacher, no less! For shame, Jimmy! Sorry but this is a despicable young man who most likely thought he could skate through this science fair since his father is the science teacher and one of the Click here to read the rest of this story (2255 more lines)
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