Detective Dragon (Part
Illustrated by Wolfgang Blauen
“Careful Dragon,” he said to himself, “you almost fell down these steps.”
Looking around, Dragon said, “Oh, now I see. This is really two rooms in one. On this level is the dining room. That’s room number one. And down two steps is the living room. That’s room number two. And the back wall isn’t even a wall. It is a huge sliding glass door! Good thing Mom and Dad hung a parrot on that glass door so I can tell it is closed. My nose is still sore from bumping the front door.
What a clever room – what a clever detective!” said Dragon as he went out of the living room, through a different door, back into the hallway and turned left.
Two doors remained on the first floor for Dragon to open. He opened the door
directly in front of him.
“Aha!” said Dragon, “another bathroom. But where is the bathtub?” Dragon looked behind the door but there was only a wall. “Curious,” said Dragon as he pulled one ear, “only a sink and a toilet.” And he went into the last room.
Dragon stood in the doorway and tried to let his eyes adjust to the darkness. Realizing there weren’t any windows in this room, he flipped on the lights. Dragon had to blink twice because of the bright lights. There, in front of him was a car and a work table with lots of tools and some trash cans. Dragon put his hands on his hips and
nodded his head up and down.
“Yes,” he said, “my detective work is over for today. This is definitely, without a question, the garage.”
As he carefully crawled back up the stairs, Dragon decided to save the basement for another day of detective work.
It was a little too scary for him to explore that area alone. And he was pretty
tired from jumping up to reach the door handles all the time. All he could think of now was snuggling back into bed for a nap with Mom and Dad.
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