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Chapter Ten

The Thomasville Treasure

Jason Jones

"In drawing up its regulations, we hope to set down nothing harsh, nothing burdensome." - Rule of St. Benedict

August 18, 2018

“Do you think they’ll be glad to to see us?” Mike asked with a grin as they walked along the path from the Indian Trail to the Monastery front door.

“I have my doubts,” Kenny replied. “I think they’re on their work hours now, so maybe we can find one of them.”

The monastery’s front door was big and heavy, just like the one . . .

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Chapter Nine

The Thomasville Treasure

Jason Jones

"In drawing up its regulations, we hope to set down nothing harsh, nothing burdensome." - Rule of St. Benedict

August 15, 2018

Mike and Kenny squinted at the shape over the town, and although it was swerving both left and right, what started with an unsure dread was becoming a certainty that the monster was moving toward them. Mike said, “It must know we’re getting close to its treasure. It’s coming for us.”

Kenny, “You think this is like the dragon Smaug . . .

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Chapter Eight

The Thomasville Treasure

Jason Jones

"In drawing up its regulations, we hope to set down nothing harsh, nothing burdensome." - Rule of St. Benedict

August 11, 2018

Kenny tightened the waist strap on his backpack and said, “How much farther until we get to the overlook?”

“Dude,” Mike said, “You must have learned complaining from your kids on car trips. I don’t know, a half hour maybe.”

“I don’t want to be setting up camp in the dark.”

“Lay off. We’ll be fine.”

Two . . .

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Chapter Seven

The Thomasville Treasure

Jason Jones

"In drawing up its regulations, we hope to set down nothing harsh, nothing burdensome." - Rule of St. Benedict

August 08, 2018

“I must have done something really bad or really good to have two clergyman visiting me.”

Iris Hielscher smiled over her crossword puzzle after Kenny and Mike introduced themselves in her nursing home room.

“Nothing bad at all,” Mike said. “Your pastor, Dr. Wiedermann suggested we speak with you.”

“Dr. Wiedermann! . . .

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Chapter Six

The Thomasville Treasure

Jason Jones

"In drawing up its regulations, we hope to set down nothing harsh, nothing burdensome." - Rule of St. Benedict

August 02, 2018

Mike and Kenny felt inadequate when they saw the degrees on Dr. Marian Wiedermann’s office at Trinity Lutheran Church. Frame after frame on the wall showed advanced degrees and academic awards. Dr. Wiedermann left academic life when the seminary she taught at closed, and rather than seek another faculty appointment she decided to go into . . .

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Chapter Five

Still Desperately Seeking a Title

Jason Jones

"In drawing up its regulations, we hope to set down nothing harsh, nothing burdensome." - Rule of St. Benedict

July 27, 2018

Kenny stomped several times on the chancel floor with his right foot. “Yeah. It’s hollow underneath here,” he said.

The chancel only stood a foot and a half higher than the rest of the old church, so Mike added, “I don’t know how much space could actually be down there, but I’m curious.” Mike walked across the chancel floor, . . .

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Chapter Four

Yeah, I still don't have a title for this thing.

Jason Jones

"In drawing up its regulations, we hope to set down nothing harsh, nothing burdensome." - Rule of St. Benedict

July 20, 2018

Mike and Kenny heard the creak of the front door echo across the wooden floor as they opened it. As Mike felt on the wall for a light switch Kenny said, “I think if there was a treasure here someone would have found it. They did some renovations whenever someone had the bright idea of this being a museum.” When the Elm Avenue church was . . .

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