The mystery comes to another "happily ever after" style ending, with the thieves safely in jail, the stolen loot returned (of course the police were able to track down all the victims of the pickpockets and return their stolen goods to them), and the DTB Cousins receiving a bonus for their efforts - tickets to Scotland where they would become involved in the Loch Ness Monster Mystery. Although we had the foresight to set up the next adventure, it never got written. After writing four books, without any of them getting published, I guess we kind of got a little discouraged. We started a few other partial stories, but this was our last complete one until The Narrows Escape. I hope you've enjoyed reading the story:
The DTB Cousins made their way over to the old mansion with Cheif Harper. On the way, Troy asked, "Where do we look for the money?"
Brad was thinking of the same thing.
"Don't worry," said Darin. "When I was tied up they said something like having money hidden somewhere in that main cavern."
"It must be all that lute that was the money they were talking about."
They opened the trapdoor and went down the steps. They came to the main cavern and everyone started searching for places where the money could be hidden.
Finally, Brad got kind of worn out and leaned against a stalagmite to rest a little. It triggered part of the rock wall to slide open and inside was a safe.
Cheif Harper took out some equiptment to open safes and in no time they had the money.
They went back to the police station and Chief Harper had his men return the money to its owners. The chief gave the DTB Cousins three free tickets to Scottland for an extra treat for solving the case and then they went home to tell their moms and dads.
A couple of days later they decided that they would use those tunnels and caves and put their private office down in there. They bought a lot of nice new equiptment to go in their office with the treasure money.