“Dag blasted, Jack! What’ve you done with the engine?” Mr. Pumpkin was really angry. It was just about time for everyone to pile in to go to the Halloween party and with no engine in the pickup they wouldn’t be going anywhere.
“Honest, Amos,” Jack replied. A seedy look in his eye, “I just can’t understand what could have happened.”
“Well, it’s not as if you have to be a rocket scientist to figer this ‘un out Jack. Firstly, there’s an engine and now there ain’t!” Amos pulled his orange hankie out of his rear pocket and wiped his sweaty orange brow off with the realization he’d have to tell ‘Maude’, Mrs. Pumpkin.” He knew this would not set well with her.
In the mean time Jack had turned away from the pickup and was searching the ground.
“Jack, what are you doing now?” Amos asked, getting more agitated by the minute. “Looking at the ground isn’t going to solve our missing engine problem.”
“Well, that’s not the way I see it Amos,” Jack responded, scratching his triangular concave nose, while he continued to search the ground. It was starting to get dusk, and hard to see well. Thank goodness for the candle inside his head that illuminated his eyesight!
“Joe and Jeff must have run off to get some food? That would explain things! ” I’m trying to see if they left a trail behind for us to follow.”
“What in the gosh durn heck of it all, do Joe and Jeff goin’ for food have ta’ do with anything?” Amos exploded.
“Well I figer it this way,” Jack went on. “If Joe and Jeff took off goin’ nut huntin’, and they be the lead squirrels in dem cages in the truck engine, then they probably let the other squirrels out at the same time.
I’m guessin’ we’ll have ta’ wait for them to fill up and then they’ll be back at work in the engine, gettin’ it up and runnin’, at least that’s what I reckon’ll happen!”
Amos spat on the ground and went along with Jack to get a lantern, and some moonshine out of the shed. They decided they might as well fill up with fuel too, while they waited for their “engine” to do the same thing!
Halloween Mystery solved – The whole thing was nuts!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!
13 thoughts on “A Halloween Mystery – The Pumpkin Family’s missing Engine!”
Very cute Penny! Hope you all had a great Halloween. 🙂
Couldn’t resist the story after viewing the photo! Thank you LuAnn, fun was had by all and of course lots of candy! lol! 🙂
What a funny read! Happy Halloween:)
Hi Mitzie, thanks. Hope your business is going well for you and that you are travelling – just enough (not too little and not too much, lol) Happy November, my friend! xx
Oh – they are such pumpkin heads!
This made me chuckle – especially this part:
“Well, that’s not the way I see it Amos,” Jack responded, scratching his triangular concave nose, while he continued to search the ground. It was starting to get dusk, and hard to see well. Thank goodness for the candle inside his head that illuminated his eyesight!”
Happy Halloween neighbor!
xo 🙂 🙂 xo
Thanks neighbor, wouldn’t it be great to have neighbors like this too. Well okay on second thought, maybe not! Happy November RoSy. Staying busy here with kids, halloween and guest (and various and sundry pets – and the weather! 🙂 xo
Haha I loved that. I groaned when I saw the “Jack” and “Lantern” part. Excellent 🙂
Thanks, I saw the photo and had to have a little fun, instead of going the spooky direction, although Christina wants me to write another scary one (to follow up the one that was in the graveyard some months ago). I don’t know. I’ll think about it! 🙂 xx
Ooooh that would be cool. I remember that one. Go on, you know she’s right 😉
AnElephantCant help thinking
This case is open and shut
But he is not so keen
On spending Hallowe’en
In a place where the squirrels have eaten all the peanuts
No worries, I saved a stash just for you!!! 🙂 xo
Happy Halloween, Penny !
Happy, happy Halloween to you also, my friend! 🙂 xo