An eight-foot-tall Baxter Cronkmeyer appeared at the Brown Detective Agency, which was odd, because he was an average-sized boy the last time Encyclopedia and Sally saw him. Oh, but it turned out that Baxter was walking around in stilts.
Oh, he sounds fun.
In all seriousness, someone almost hit Baxter with a car. Though the driver missed Baxter, the boy’s bike was destroyed.
Baxter didn’t see who was driving, but he recognized the car. It belonged to Jack Hightower, a seven-foot-tall 18-year-old. Baxter’s plan was to scare Jack by going to his house wearing stilts. If that plan didn’t work, then he was going to have Encyclopedia and Sally there to back him up. See, it’s times like these that I believe that the Brown Detective Agency could increase his fees.
The three went to Jack’s house. Jack immediately recognized that Baxter was not an eight-foot-man, but a boy wearing stilts. Really, I don’t understand why Encyclopedia and Sally even humored Baxter into thinking that that would fool anyone. A boy wearing stilts doesn’t look like a tall person, he just looks like a boy on stilts.
Sally accused Jack of almost running Baxter down and Jack denied it. He asked Baxter if he even saw him driving. Baxter admitted that he didn’t actually see Jack, just his car. Jack then claimed that his 17-year-old sister, Alice, had been driving the car all morning. He called Alice outside and she appeared. She was much shorter than her brother. When asked if she had been driving the car all morning, she hesitated, but said that she had.
Jack decided that he was sick of being accused of this nonsense. He slipped right into the car and began to drive off.
If Alice had been driving the car, Jack would have needed to adjust the seat before driving off.
So, that means that Jack tried to pin an almost vehicular manslaughter on his own sister. What kind of dirtbag is he? Also, since this case involved an 18-year-old (an adult) nearly running over a child and destroying a bicycle, the police should definitely get involved.
Not that the Idaville PD would do actually do anything.