“ Come on, Bobby, you’re a sports writer. Shouldn’t you pass this material on to a reporter who covers science or the local news?”
“Absolutely not. This is my story. Anyway, aren’t you the one who told me I had to come up with more exciting stories?”
“Yeah, I am,” answered Bobby’s editor.
“Well, this is where it begins. Anyway, I’m tired of covering junior hockey. I’m a university grad and my interests and talents expand way beyond covering the sports beat.”
“So you’re telling me that you want to broaden your horizons?”
“Well, come to think of it, I was recently talking to the sheriff, George Anderson. We play on the same curling team. He was telling me that there has been a record number of Ogopogo sightings this summer.”
“That’s what I heard too.”
Have you heard about Ida Rhodes?
“Isn’t she the old lady who went missing when she took her dog for a walk along the banks of Lake Okanagon?”
“That’s the one. The sheriff told me that a lot of people in town think that Ida and her dog may have encountered Ogopogo. George’s deputy, Bill Rollins, also told him that his son and one of his young friends got quite a scare recently near the same area where Ida Rhodes and her dog disappeared. Why don’t you arrange an interview with the sheriff and his deputy?”
“You mean I’ve got your permission to work on my new field of interest?”
“Yeah, why not? I’ve been thinking it over. I’ve probably had you working the sports beat too long,” replied the editor.