Here are some of the clippings from my Dr. Marc Dresden case file on Bannock’s lookout. Peruse at your own risk…
Newspaper clipping #1
PORTLANTIC CITY — Mr. Hank Franklin, of Portlantic City’s Newbury neighborhood, has reported that his family farm is short three heads of cattle and a rather nice wood bucket they purchased from a mustachioed craftsman at the Saturday market three months ago. The livestock and bucket were reported missing this Friday morning.
“I was just using the bucket yesterday,” Franklin laments. “T’was holding the filth I was cleanin’ out of old Betsy’s pen.” He reports it was a good, sturdy bucket and he’s always had good luck with goods produced by men with voluminous facial hair.
Police Chief Jerkin reports no major leads in the theft as of this afternoon. A statement released by the Portlantic City Police Department Friday assesses the theft to be an isolated event.
“We always encourage folks to lock up their valuables,” Constable Frank Hanklin said between gulps of coffee during a face-to-face interview at Nancy’s Cafe in downtown Portlantic City. “Never good to leave things out where ne’er do wells can get at ‘em. I done told ol’ Hank, he’s my cousin you know, but he likes to show folks how good he’s doing. Vanity comes at a price.”