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There were only five eggs left and yesterday there had been six from an original clutch of nine.
Meads was head gamekeeper of her ladyship’s grounds and had discovered the nest some time ago. He was keeping an eye on it, fully aware that the contents were gold mines for egg snatchers, and he was doing his best to thwart them.
It had taken a while to put his plan into action, and now that one more egg had disappeared, he was contacting the authorities.

It was their first time and the two lads were already counting their potential spoils for the four eggs in their possession.  They grew a little anxious though when they heard the gentle tapping of the chicks therein ready to hatch.
Neither could contain their surprise, stomachs or bladders when the police broke in wielding firearms and shouting at them to lie on the floor with their hands on their heads.
The chief picked up the largest egg and cracked it open to the horror of the boys on the floor.
The tracking device swung from his fingers.

Meanwhile, Meads was discussing the first of the new brood which had hatched that day with her ladyship.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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  1. Michael says:

    That’s some great imagination Di, the days of pinching eggs are over.

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