Now, if we could get the sheriff's office to work that fast we could put this whole bones business to bed.
She scraped bones from a plate into a hole she had dug in the sand.
But I am one of the greatest humbug wizards that ever lived, and you will realize this when we have all starved together and our bones are scattered over the floor of this lonely cave.
He felt it in his bones, just as he'd felt a soul-deep connection to her the moment he'd touched her.
She was obsessed with them locating him and transporting his bones to the light of day.
Dean brought Fred and Cynthia up to date on his strained meeting with the new acting sheriff and Fitzgerald's reluctant agreement to check out the skeleton—Martha's bones, as the mine-hidden discovery was now named.
"It's time we got working on these bones," the old man said.
"Her little friend Caleb knew the bones were there," Dean said.
His jury duty was scheduled for the next day, although he gave no further indication of concern since Martha's bones were occupying his interest.
There, staring up at the group, nestled in an assortment of other bones, packed into a grubby plaid shirt, was a cracked white skull.
I don't give a damn about a bunch of bones, but where do you get off saying The Lucky Pup Mine is yours?
Let's forget about the election and see what Martha's bones really look like.
In addition to the bones themselves, the box contained a ripped plaid flannel shirt, and nestled at the bottom, dirty jeans, boots, and yellowed, soiled undershorts.
But I doubt the bones are the same.
If someone tampered with the real bones, we don't want to give them a chance to clean up whatever they might have left behind.
Someone dropped it when they switched the bones for the ones Fitzgerald found!
Where the make-believe bones were found?
I don't see the harm in Fred trying to find out whose bones Martha found.
It's hard to say there's no connection with the bones until we're sure there is a third Dawkins, who he or she is, and what the suit is all about.
I figure them bones is another matter.
But at least it proves Fitzgerald's bones were a replacement.
In the eyes of the Deans, it was looking more and more as if person or persons unknown did in fact take the original bones and switch them for the theatrical imitations Fitzgerald dragged out of The Lucky Pup mine.
Cynthia Dean, in hoping for further confirmation that the bones had been switched, tried to contact the parents of Caleb Jones, Martha's friend who was with her in the mine.
The mock bones had been in storage for a couple of years—since the theater group went bust—in an unmarked trunk.
Switching the bones and killing him in the first place are two different acts—forty years apart.
Why would whoever switched the bones hide the real ones back in the trunk—in a place where they were sure to be discovered?
Wouldn't the bones be taken for a stage prop?
When were the bones switched?
Remember, Caleb knew where to find the bones because someone told him.
That would be reason enough why the bones went undiscovered for four decades.
Why wouldn't whoever discovered the bones simply report what they found?
Dorothy screamed and expected to see a terrible sight; but as the two halves of the Sorcerer fell apart on the floor she saw that he had no bones or blood inside of him at all, and that the place where he was cut looked much like a sliced turnip or potato.
"If it had any bones, I ate them," replied the kitten, composedly, as it washed its face after the meal.
"I can see the bones all right," replied the Sawhorse, "and they are admirable and distinct.
Or are their bones more brittle?
The horse was an old, worn-out chestnut, with an ill-kept coat, and bones that showed plainly through it; the knees knuckled over, and the forelegs were very unsteady.
One farmer says to me, "You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make bones with"; and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying his system with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle.
I was put into a jail once on this account, for one night; and, as I stood considering the walls of solid stone, two or three feet thick, the door of wood and iron, a foot thick, and the iron grating which strained the light, I could not help being struck with the foolishness of that institution which treated me as if I were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be locked up.
It was a coffin with bones inside.
I got some news on the place where the bones were stored.
"If he'd do something like that—chase that poor lad down the mountain and then leave the scene—he'd switch the bones," Fred said.
Much as I'd like to, I won't ask her if her mother's maiden name was Plotke, nor will I tell her daddy's bones may be taking a motor home trip up the west coast—or that his pinkie is in your jewel case.