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Facilitated By Joanne Martin
August 4, 2017
Here’s a suitcase at the river, or at the beach. It might be Lake Huron. Maybe the suitcase floated in. But it’s standing up, so maybe somebody brought it and left it there. It’s a big suitcase, so they were not traveling light!
Maybe somebody robbed a bank and the suitcase is full of money. But then somebody hit them over the head! It’s on an island. If only we knew where that island is! Who wouldn’t be able to use some of that money!
It looks like there might be two people in the water. They might just be having a swim. There is a storm coming. The clouds are dark.
Maybe it’s just clothes in the suitcase; and they’re probably very wet! Maybe somebody was on a boat trip and maybe they went to the bottom; and now all that’s left is the suitcase.
The suitcase doesn’t look waterlogged, but it might have floated in. It probably floated in to shore off a passenger boat. And somebody saw it, picked it up, set it upright, and tried to open it to see what’s inside. Or maybe they carried it in, though it’s pretty big and heavy to have been carried there. Somebody was there recently, because the waves have not washed the footprints away. The owner of the suitcase has big feet by the look of the footprints. They are a size 32! So it must be a man. Women don’t have such big feet.
You need a key to open it. It’s far from a new suitcase. Somebody found it. Why didn’t they take it? It’s pretty big!
News travels fast. When someone talks about having lost a suitcase, someone else says “I saw one on shore! “ Or maybe they put an ad in the paper, assuming there’s something valuable inside. But to claim the suitcase, you have to describe it; and you have to have the key!