PREVIOUSLY: “There’s the cabin.”
“Nice and secluded, Bill,” Read observed, “I’ll give the real estate agent a call—so we can see the inside.”
“Well?” Carlson asked after Read got off the phone.
“She wouldn’t discuss price until after I see the inside. Said she’d be here in fifteen minutes.”
Ten minutes later the agent arrived.
“Good morning gents, I’m Camille Farkleberry, broker-owner of Moosehead Real Estate Services.”
“Good to meet you Ms. Farkleberry. My name is Reverend Gates Read—and I was arrested for attempting to kill your husband. I’d like to see the inside, please.”
Season 15—Adventure 5—Fugitive—Episode 9—Scene 1… Inside the Cabin for Sale… “As you can see after our tour—there are two bedrooms, full bath, and this large great room,” Cam said as they ended their tour, “There is also a twelve-foot square bomb/storm shelter under the hatch near the front door. The elderly couple who owned the cabin were deathly afraid that the cold war would become a nuclear war.”
“You said ‘owned,’ who owns the cabin now?” Read asked.
“You said ‘owned,’ who owns the cabin now?”
“I do. When he passed, she wished to move to a managed care facility—so I bought the cabin for enough that her care is paid for several years.”
“How much?” Read asked.
“I mean, how much are you asking for the cabin.”
“50K,” Cam replied, “Just my investment.”
“Wow! That’s reasonable,” Gates replied, “What about property taxes?”
“They don’t exist—however, there is a $300.00 annual land-rental fee paid to the Eagle Point Band of Ojibwa for homeowners. That works out to $25.00/month. Businesses pay 2% of their profits at the end of each fiscal year.”
“Why so generous?”
“HA!” Cam laughed, “The Ojibwa are quite well-off, as they are quite frugal with their spending, and can even afford to pay for each child in the county all the way through to a Bachelor’s Degree in college—as long as they attend the schools in the county.”
“Even parochial schools?”
“Even parochial schools, Reverend Read.”
“What if they were Muslim?”
“There are none, at the present time—but if there were, their tuition would be paid,” Cam smiled as she added, “Even if you were to establish a ‘Hellfire & Brimstone’ school—the tuition would be paid.”
She let that sink-in.
He didn’t take the bait, “I am no longer a fugitive, as of today.”
And so, this ADVENTURE has concluded—but our STORY? To be—CONTINUED…