Our 3 detectives Justus Jonas, Peter Shaw and Bob Andrews from Rocky Beach are investigating a new case. For some time now, people have been talking about strange screams coming out of the old Villa Flakon and putting the residents in fear.
Morton the chauffeur of the won Rolls Royce brought the 3 near the villa and waited for their return. The last steps on foot arrived in front of the villa standing suddenly out of nowhere a shattering scream sounded - HUAAAIIIIIHUUUUHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH -
Justus: Colleagues! Did you hear that?
Peter: That was hard to miss, maybe we should come back tomorrow!
Justus: Now don't stand by Peter, there has to be a logical explanation for that.
Bob: So running, wouldn't be bad now, that also helps against overweight.
Justus: Are you saying I'm fat? Nobody's fat here, one at most, and he's NOT fat!
While the 3 were still discussing this, they tried to get into the villa, which they did through an old broken window. They were now standing in the entrance, like a foyer. Left and right went up stairs, the ceiling was at least 5 meters high and a heavy crystal chandelier hung on top of the wall. The villa was actually uninhabited, but it smelled fresh and not musty at all. Citric and easily flowery one could say.
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Again this terrible cry sounded and the 3 became hectic.
Justus: People we run up the stairs, Peter you stay here and guard the entrance.
Peter: Are you crazy?
Justus: Don't get in line, you can hide in front behind the big armchair.
Peter: It's so creepy here, it would horrify the spirits!
So Justus and Bob ran up the stairs and noticed the fresh scent increase in their nose. When they reached the top, they stood at the beginning of a long corridor, lined with rosewood, which creaked slightly when they walked on it. They tried to be as quiet as possible when they heard Peter's voice:
Peter: Guys, I found oranges, really tasty, very small.
Peter's voice echoed through the old villa and only seconds later the shattering scream sounded again, which was much closer this time.
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Justus and Bob ran down the hallway as fast as they could, only to find that you were running down the stairs at the other end and what they saw there made your blood freeze in your veins at first. In the light of the sun that searched its way through the old dirty windows into the foyer stood an old woman with grey hair and big bun and brittle voice, Peter in her arms and a fresh spicy smell surrounding and looking at the two. Now the last hour has struck, both thought when the old woman made a step towards her and suddenly Peter said:
Peter: Hello friends, this is Hildegard Brumswedel, she still lives here, the villa is not abandoned!
Justus and Bob both looked at each other in amazement when the old woman greeted them.
Hildegard: I don't visit often, who are you little rascals?
Justus took out a business card and gave it to the old woman.
Hildegard: The 3 question marks, we'll take any case. 1.Detective : Justus Jonas, 2nd Detective Peter Shaw, 3rd Detective Research and Archive Bob Andrews
After all had introduced themselves and the old lady had explained that she lived here withdrawn, Peter had eaten all the oranges, the 3 explained their motive and what they were looking for. The old woman surprisingly stated that she had not even noticed such cries. On his way to the dining room, Bob saw a collection of old perfume bottles that all looked the same. This was her husband's favourite fragrance and she sometimes feels the need to apply it. Since it doesn't last that long, it sprays every now and then.
It was so beautifully fresh and spicy, citric and a little floral.
She took one of the bottles and sprayed herself with it - HUAAAIIIIIHUUUUHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH -
The 3 detectives flinched and the old woman noticed that she was responsible for this scream, which was amplified by the high walls.
Hildegard: I find it only so fresh you must know, that is always so marvellous with the application. I think I'm always so excited about it
Justus: I knew there had to be a normal explanation. Peter, by the way, you can let me go now!
Bob: I'd like to find out which substances are responsible for this.
Bob came to the conclusion that the freshness had to come from kumquat, hedion and cinnamon, the flowery one also from hedion and violet, wood and musk support the whole thing then, so that at the end the impression of a wet meadow still arises. Then he came across something strange...Solar chord!
Peter: There's sun in there?
Bob: I don't believe this Tim!
Bob: Forget it, it's another show.
Justus: Then what's it all about?
Bob: You don't know the exact answer, that's probably why we have to deal with a 4th question mark. I can only imagine that here, in the laboratory, things have simply been put together that reinforce the impression that you are on the beach in summer. It seems pretty artificial to me all over.
Alternatively it can also be that the sun from the Ar....- HUAAAIIIIIIIHUUUUHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH -
I sincerely thank the dear treasure hunter for the sample :)