270. The impenetrable safe

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The impenetrable safe was recovered from the bottom of Lake Erie, door closed and lock unpicked, but with all contents missing. It had gone missing three days earlier, from the floor of a Chicago bank of some repute.

The police had received a phone call at five past midnight about the curious break-in. Nothing in the building had been disturbed, not even the unbalanced stacks of value papers on the counter. But where once stood the most uncrackable safe of the United States, now only a sea of white tiles and a huge void remained.

It would have been impossible for the thieves to carry the safe outside without demolishing half of the building or using big machinery, for when the bank came into being, the safe was installed first and the bank built around it. The vanishing safe was a conundrum, alright. But to find it at the bottom…

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About caroleparkes

My husband calls me a butterfly because I flit from one hobby to another. Apart from being a wife for 52 years, a mother of three sons, and a grandmother, I'm also an author, genealogist, amateur artist, a lover of most needlecrafts, and occasional poet. Of the above, my most enduring interest has been writing and I hope to be doing it well into old age.
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