Saturday, April 5, 2008

Daring Diamond Robbery!

Caroline Apollo hired Edward Manray, my cousin, to work as a guard at her opening party for her new jewelry store in Lo Lo this evening. A pair of diamond rings, one man's and one a woman's ring, were prominently displayed. After about an hour of merriment, the rings disappeared!

Ed began to question all the guests, some of whom had suspicious responses. The first question was always, "where were you when the rings disappeared?"

Lizzy Mornington: I was outside Sir With Naps (N71)

Madame Maracas: DJing ... pulling tuneage she gave me a ring beforehand, so I'm innocent

Helke Duettmann: in the parlor ... I had just come in from a the garden..for some air...

Edward Manray: with a candlestick? Did anyone see you out there?

Helke Duettmann: It's day time Mr. Manray..why would I need a the afternoon?

Edward Manray: well it ... oh I dunno don't look at me like that

Helke Duettmann: I am not at liberty to disclose the name of the person I met in the garden..reputations ...are at stake here Mr. Manray..checcky of you...and much to forward..for a gentelman..

Edward Manray: we are supposed to be forward

Helke Duettmann: I do NOT consort with people.. and men especiley..of such low station...GOODAY MR. Manray..

Edward Manray: you are the sort that gets away with things; just the sort I like to question

Helke Duettmann: GOODDAY MR MANRAY...

Francesca Balogh: right where i am--been dancing all the time :D

Edward Manray: ok ok, I think I believe you ... but don't go anywhere
Francesca Balogh: will be here. XD

Lilyana Dryke: when did it dissapear? i just got here 5 mintues ago
Edward Manray: about a half hour ago.
Lilyana Dryke: oh i wasnt here then
Edward Manray: ok lady, you can go
Lilyana Dryke: good luck ...thanks
Edward Manray: ironclad alibi
Lilyana Dryke: yep

Oilell Pinion: why, i was right here, Sir. Dancing with my partner, Kerry Ninetails.

Solivar Scarborough: Disposing of a of a body of water...big big puddle
Edward Manray: Mr. Scarborough ... that does not sound ... very likely
Solivar Scarborough: I was seating petis fours, and yes, I stuffed some extra in a napkin to take home
Solivar Scarborough: was eating reather
Solivar Scarborough: rather..see you have me so flustered I can't type

Rockie Rubble: dancing in the same spot I am in now, I have not moved lol ... how many were stolen?

Thaumata Strangelove giggles I was right here dancing, silly.

Panthar Orlowski: Running to my white van with no windows.
Edward Manray: hands up.

Hobbes Abattoir: I deny everything! I want my lawyer! My paws are too big for rings I tells ya!
Edward Manray: you are just the type to try something
Hobbes Abattoir: *puts on his halo, trying to whistle inncently* I know nothing! <- said like Klink
Valena Glushenko: I was in a yacht, off the coast of Cuba. (not here :P)
Edward Manray: I don't believe you
Valena Glushenko: Well i would say my husband would vouch for me, the late Viktor Glushenko, the billionaire, but he sadly passed away a number of days ago, at the age of 96. I still say it was Mrs White in the Library with a candlestick. In any case, I was not here, and I don't think you have the proof to prove otherwise, Mr Manray.
Edward Manray: I knew there was a candlestick involved
Mui Mukerji: which rings ? ohhhh
Edward Manray: yes maam, but I think we have the culprit
Leanne Coeyman: i just arrived, they were already missing when i got here
Voshie Paine: I was dancing here with everyone minding my own business thinking who would make a good snack ;-)
Brian Mason: *escapes!*

Edward Manray: dang


Brian Mason: *smiles* why do you think I was the perfect criminal ?

Edward Manray: ok brian I thought you said you were a gentleman, and you ran like a coward

Brian Mason: *me peers over a newspaper* did I ?

Edward Manray: where are you? Edward Manray glares around the room

Brian Mason: hiding in plain sight

Edward Manray: you made it even more interesting; the usual perps are low lifes.


Anonymous said...


- Madame the innocent, demure DJ Maracas

Caroline Apollo said...

omg this is so funny! The comments are hilarious! I thought for sure it was Mike, Jenny's BF, with the rope in the kitchen. But I think he had other plans for the rope :o

Anonymous said...

mr manray was a clever addition to the dance party. who ever thought of it's a genius.

Osprey said...

Did Ed capture the robber? Did the ice get recovered? What a great event!

Edward Manray said...

I pursued the perp, gun drawn; unfortunately he eluded me. He dropped the stolen goods during pursuit, so it was recovered and Caroline offered imitations of the ring sets to all the guests in compensation for their inconvenience, terror, and my questioning.

hba said...

We need a description or mugshot! There is a hardened perp on the loose!

Anonymous said...

well hmmmph. a girl likes a little credit, ya know Edw.

Edward Manray said...

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