Detective D

by Matt Cuyes. Shortlistee of the Best Children’s Bedtime Story Competition 2021

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Letter A and letter B,

were looking for the missing C.

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They went to ask Detective D,

if he had seen the missing C.

‘No,’ replied Detective D,

I’ll have to check with letter E.

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‘No,’ said E, and F, but G,

was acting rather giggly.

‘Hehehe,’ he laughed with glee,

‘Can’t you find the missing C?’

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But then, his moustache slipped and D,

declared, ‘It’s YOU! The missing C!’

He called to letters A and B,

and said, ‘I’ve found your missing C.’

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But wait, he thought, if you are C,

then where on earth is letter G?