THE DIARY OF MR HEARTLEY

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Mr Heartly after death left a diary which turns out to be a treasure

The Diary of Mr Heartley

 Tom Heartley was a very big and sucessful business man. His family lived in California. But, when he started getting old, he gave up his business and now his eldest son , John see  to his business. Tom was a widower. He had two sons and one daughter. The two sons were, John and Jake the youngest of the siblings. His daughter was Maria, a beautiful girl who was studying business management abroad.

However, calamity came to them when one night, Tom had a severe heart attack . He was admitted to a local hospital. But before breathing his last, he said,”My three dearies your dad is about to leave this world. I want to tell you that there is a small piece of paper in a diary which is in my locker and the password is 436…” He could not finish his sentence before he died. The three children cried aloud with tears rolling down their cheeks. They went home and started making arrangements for the funeral.

After the funeral, the three of the went home. The three of them were tired and in a mournful state, so they ate a light meal and went to bed.

The next day they started to search the password for their father’s locker. The lock of the locker was a combination of numbers . So they started searching for the password. While they were looking Jake saw a sheet of paper sticked on their father’s desk. It was written :”LBIGSO”on it. Jake called out,”Look ! there is something written on the desk.” Hearing that John and Maria rushed towards  their father’s table. They saw the paper but could not understand anything . “From when did my father start writing this type of gibberish?” exclaimed Maria and laughed. John can you understand this gibbersish.”  John also started laughing. However Jake started looking a little puzzled. John said,”Do you belive in this abracadabra?” Jake said, “I think this is the key to the password.” “If so, tell me what is the password then”, John and Maria both exclaimed. Jake said, “I can’t tell what is the password, but if we work our brain to the greatest extent we will definitely find it”.

So they started thinking. Minutes passed to hours but none of them could tell the password. Breaking the silence , John shouted,”None of us  could find the password from here and you are saying that the key to the locker is hidden in this gibbersish.” Jake  tried to  control his brother’s anger and  said politely.”John, my friend Kevin is an archeological professor. I can call Kevin up and let him try to solve the riddle.”John and Maria laughed , but agreed. So, Jake called Kevin immediately. Kevin answered the call and said,”What’s up man! Any emergency? How are you? Is you father alright now.”Jake said,”Oh Kevin! Have you finished teaching?”.”Yes I have.”said Kevin. “Then come quickly.I have something important to discuss with you.” “Coming within 5 mins.”said Kevin and hang up. John said,”Has he solved this type of gibberish case as well”. Jake coldly said,”Yes”.

After a few minutes a car stopped, and from it came out a tall and handsome man. Jake came running and opened the door, to let Kevin enter. Jake introduced him to his brother and sister. They took Kevin to the table where the code was written. Kevin only  looked at it and said,”Umm!”. He asked Jake for a piece of paper. He started writing those letters on that paper  and hold it in front of the mirror. He then asked the siblings to see the mirror and read aloud. But no one could understand.So he  explained the trick-

 The letter “L” looks like half finished “4”. B looks like 3, G-6, O-0, So it becomes a number 43620. Everyone was astonished. Jake said,”Then what are we all waiting for? Let’s test the result in the locker!” However, John said to Kevin,”Are you sure that this is the password,Mr. Detective?” I mean look how can you get something like this from this stupid stickey note?” Kevn said,”Who found this clue from the desk?” Jake said,”I…I found this paper,” Kevin said,”So, you are only one in this famiy, who is clever enough to see this?”Jake chuckled. Johen and Maria had their whole face red like tomatoes. Kevin said ,”Never mind , it’s time to test the password.” So , Kevin typed the code and to their surprise the locker had opened . Jake took out the diary and the paper from it. It was a map.

 

“But there are so many crosses ? How will we find out which location has the treasure ? Does each contain something ?” Jake questioned Kevin. “Hmmm….I don’t know. I have to figure it out. But I must say your father is really a genius. Even I am getting excited to know about the treasure. Will there be any problem if I take the map with me ? After I figure out the entrance I will return it to you ?” “But can we trust you ?” Marie asked sternly . “I mean to say what if you run away with the treasure and tell us that you couldn’t find the entrance ?” Marie said. “No, I won’t. I have enough money to live. I don’t like excess luxury. Now may I go madam ? ” Kevin said. “Yes you may. Jake please drop Mr. Kevin to his home. I will go to my bedroom.”Marie said and left from the scene. Jake dropped Kevin to his house and whispered ‘sorry’ to his ears. He also thanked Kevin for helping him in his personal mess. Kevin said ,”Please don’t mention. But I think you are the only one whom I can blindy trust in your house. And keep the “thank you” in store dear friend , first let me find out the treasure for you all.” They both laughed. Jake drove back home.

 

John and Marie were waiting for him. The three of then went in and Marie started , “After the treasure will be found I will become the richest woman in the world. I will become so powerful that no on will ever dare to go against me.” “We will share the money then we will become the most powerful persons in this world.” “Oh , just stop it Jake!! You both are not at all worthy for that huge some of money,” Marie said. “But who said that father would leave us money. The treasure could be something else also,” jake said. “Why are you so naive Jake! You don’t like money or what! And Marie , you won’t  get a single penny! I am the eldest son of dad after all. ” And then they both started quarrelling. Jake went away and went to see his father’s photo and said,”Dad! Why  really did you leave us? After you left us, the family is in a mess. I really don’t kow what to do. ” Jake started crying.

The next day, the doorbell rang. Jake opened the door and saw Kevin. He was very happy and excited. He asked,”Good morning Kevin! Have you found out the entrance to treasure?” “Yes”, answered Kevin. “Good morning, Mr Detective!” Marie and John wished him. “So you have got the location to the entrance.” John said sternly. “As you wish”, Kevin said. So they all went  to the nearby cemetry ground, where both of their parents wene buried. All of them stood in front of the coffins of their beloved parents. Jake started sobbing. Then he controlled himself and asked,” Is the treasure here?”Kevin answered,”Have patience.”He said,”Every map has a pattern, specially this type of maps. When I went back home and saw the map carefully. I saw a pattern which was of a star. And then I found that the star meets at the cemetry where your parents wer buried. As per your statment, your father loved your  mother a lot. So I guess that the treasure is in your mother’s coffin.” ”Ok then, we will come with equipments and start digging tonight,” Marie and John said. However, Jake was silent.

That night all of them came and silently they started digging the grave. After digging, for about ½ an hour, they found a diary on which nothing was written

 

except ’Unity is strength.’ They all saw the writing and Kevin said, “Not only was your father clever but he was also soft and kind hearted. He knew everthing beforehand. ”

John and Marie understood their mistakes and appologized to Jake. Then they all went back home with  a very important message in their minds and hearts.

 

 

~~ Shinjani Dey

The Diary of Mr Heartley

 Tom Heartley was a very big and sucessful business man. His family lived in California. But, when he started getting old, he gave up his business and now his eldest son , John see  to his business. Tom was a widower. He had two sons and one daughter. The two sons were, John and Jake the youngest of the siblings. His daughter was Maria, a beautiful girl who was studying business management abroad.

However, calamity came to them when one night, Tom had a severe heart attack . He was admitted to a local hospital. But before breathing his last, he said,”My three dearies your dad is about to leave this world. I want to tell you that there is a small piece of paper in a diary which is in my locker and the password is 436…” He could not finish his sentence before he died. The three children cried aloud with tears rolling down their cheeks. They went home and started making arrangements for the funeral.

After the funeral, the three of the went home. The three of them were tired and in a mournful state, so they ate a light meal and went to bed.

The next day they started to search the password for their father’s locker. The lock of the locker was a combination of numbers . So they started searching for the password. While they were looking Jake saw a sheet of paper sticked on their father’s desk. It was written :”LBIGSO”on it. Jake called out,”Look ! there is something written on the desk.” Hearing that John and Maria rushed towards  their father’s table. They saw the paper but could not understand anything . “From when did my father start writing this type of gibberish?” exclaimed Maria and laughed. John can you understand this gibbersish.”  John also started laughing. However Jake started looking a little puzzled. John said,”Do you belive in this abracadabra?” Jake said, “I think this is the key to the password.” “If so, tell me what is the password then”, John and Maria both exclaimed. Jake said, “I can’t tell what is the password, but if we work our brain to the greatest extent we will definitely find it”.

So they started thinking. Minutes passed to hours but none of them could tell the password. Breaking the silence , John shouted,”None of us  could find the password from here and you are saying that the key to the locker is hidden in this gibbersish.” Jake  tried to  control his brother’s anger and  said politely.”John, my friend Kevin is an archeological professor. I can call Kevin up and let him try to solve the riddle.”John and Maria laughed , but agreed. So, Jake called Kevin immediately. Kevin answered the call and said,”What’s up man! Any emergency? How are you? Is you father alright now.”Jake said,”Oh Kevin! Have you finished teaching?”.”Yes I have.”said Kevin. “Then come quickly.I have something important to discuss with you.” “Coming within 5 mins.”said Kevin and hang up. John said,”Has he solved this type of gibberish case as well”. Jake coldly said,”Yes”.

After a few minutes a car stopped, and from it came out a tall and handsome man. Jake came running and opened the door, to let Kevin enter. Jake introduced him to his brother and sister. They took Kevin to the table where the code was written. Kevin only  looked at it and said,”Umm!”. He asked Jake for a piece of paper. He started writing those letters on that paper  and hold it in front of the mirror. He then asked the siblings to see the mirror and read aloud. But no one could understand.So he  explained the trick-

 The letter “L” looks like half finished “4”. B looks like 3, G-6, O-0, So it becomes a number 43620. Everyone was astonished. Jake said,”Then what are we all waiting for? Let’s test the result in the locker!” However, John said to Kevin,”Are you sure that this is the password,Mr. Detective?” I mean look how can you get something like this from this stupid stickey note?” Kevn said,”Who found this clue from the desk?” Jake said,”I…I found this paper,” Kevin said,”So, you are only one in this famiy, who is clever enough to see this?”Jake chuckled. Johen and Maria had their whole face red like tomatoes. Kevin said ,”Never mind , it’s time to test the password.” So , Kevin typed the code and to their surprise the locker had opened . Jake took out the diary and the paper from it. It was a map.

 

“But there are so many crosses ? How will we find out which location has the treasure ? Does each contain something ?” Jake questioned Kevin. “Hmmm….I don’t know. I have to figure it out. But I must say your father is really a genius. Even I am getting excited to know about the treasure. Will there be any problem if I take the map with me ? After I figure out the entrance I will return it to you ?” “But can we trust you ?” Marie asked sternly . “I mean to say what if you run away with the treasure and tell us that you couldn’t find the entrance ?” Marie said. “No, I won’t. I have enough money to live. I don’t like excess luxury. Now may I go madam ? ” Kevin said. “Yes you may. Jake please drop Mr. Kevin to his home. I will go to my bedroom.”Marie said and left from the scene. Jake dropped Kevin to his house and whispered ‘sorry’ to his ears. He also thanked Kevin for helping him in his personal mess. Kevin said ,”Please don’t mention. But I think you are the only one whom I can blindy trust in your house. And keep the “thank you” in store dear friend , first let me find out the treasure for you all.” They both laughed. Jake drove back home.

 

John and Marie were waiting for him. The three of then went in and Marie started , “After the treasure will be found I will become the richest woman in the world. I will become so powerful that no on will ever dare to go against me.” “We will share the money then we will become the most powerful persons in this world.” “Oh , just stop it Jake!! You both are not at all worthy for that huge some of money,” Marie said. “But who said that father would leave us money. The treasure could be something else also,” jake said. “Why are you so naive Jake! You don’t like money or what! And Marie , you won’t  get a single penny! I am the eldest son of dad after all. ” And then they both started quarrelling. Jake went away and went to see his father’s photo and said,”Dad! Why  really did you leave us? After you left us, the family is in a mess. I really don’t kow what to do. ” Jake started crying.

The next day, the doorbell rang. Jake opened the door and saw Kevin. He was very happy and excited. He asked,”Good morning Kevin! Have you found out the entrance to treasure?” “Yes”, answered Kevin. “Good morning, Mr Detective!” Marie and John wished him. “So you have got the location to the entrance.” John said sternly. “As you wish”, Kevin said. So they all went  to the nearby cemetry ground, where both of their parents wene buried. All of them stood in front of the coffins of their beloved parents. Jake started sobbing. Then he controlled himself and asked,” Is the treasure here?”Kevin answered,”Have patience.”He said,”Every map has a pattern, specially this type of maps. When I went back home and saw the map carefully. I saw a pattern which was of a star. And then I found that the star meets at the cemetry where your parents wer buried. As per your statment, your father loved your  mother a lot. So I guess that the treasure is in your mother’s coffin.” ”Ok then, we will come with equipments and start digging tonight,” Marie and John said. However, Jake was silent.

That night all of them came and silently they started digging the grave. After digging, for about ½ an hour, they found a diary on which nothing was written

 

except ’Unity is strength.’ They all saw the writing and Kevin said, “Not only was your father clever but he was also soft and kind hearted. He knew everthing beforehand. ”

John and Marie understood their mistakes and appologized to Jake. Then they all went back home with  a very important message in their minds and hearts.

 

 

 


Submitted: October 12, 2021

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