None of the Agents said a word as they crept around the grove of trees. It was relatively empty except for a stump and some low bushes. The Agents carefully peeked into the bushes and examined the stump and the trees in the grove, but there was no sign of the men.
Suddenly Agent T froze. He/she put his/her finger to his/her lips. All the Agents stopped what they were doing to determine what was going on. Then there was a sound; the faint sound of someone talking. Agent J gestured to the other Agents to follow him/her and led everyone out of the clearing where it was safe to talk.
â€œDid you hear that?â€ asked Agent T. â€œI could hear someone talking, and it was probably the men.â€
â€œI didnâ€™t hear anything,â€ replied Agent H, somewhat annoyed. â€œWhere were you standing?â€
â€œRight near the stump,â€ Agent T replied.
â€œThen maybe thatâ€™s where the entrance to their base is!â€ exclaimed Agent P.
Just then Agents M, S, and Q came walking down the trail.
â€œDid you find anything?â€ asked Agent M excitedly.
â€œWe didnâ€™t find any entrance to their base, but we could hear them talking,â€ replied Agent A. â€œWe think their base might be near the stump.â€
â€œCan you show us?â€ asked Agent Q.
â€œSure,â€ replied Agent N. â€œLetâ€™s go!â€ He/she turned to walk back into the clearing.
So the group of followed Agent N back to the clearing. There all the Agents gathered around the stump and waited quietly. Sure enough, they could hear the faint murmur of voices, too quiet to understand. Then Agent H signaled the other Agents and they exited the grove.
â€œI just got a great idea!â€ exclaimed Agent S, once they were out of the grove. â€œWe should use the listening glass technique to listen to what theyâ€™re saying.â€
â€œThe listening glass technique? Whatâ€™s that?â€ asked Agent P.
â€œItâ€™s when you put a glass against a wall or other surface so you can hear what the people on the other side are saying.â€ replied Agent S.
â€œThatâ€™s a great idea!â€ exclaimed Agent M. â€œDoes anyone want to run down to the hideout to get one?â€
â€œI will,â€ volunteered Agent S.
â€œAnd Iâ€™ll go with XXXXXXXXX,â€ added Agent H. â€œWeâ€™ll grab a few of them so we can use more than one at a time.
So the two Agents set off down the trail and soon returned with three listening glasses. Then the Agents reentered the grove of trees.
Once the Agents were gathered around the stump, Agents H, S, and M took the listening glasses and placed them against the stump. Then they crouched down and placed their ears against the glasses. Sure enough, they could hear the men talking.
â€œBut then what? How will we get away?â€ asked the Manâ€™s comrade.
â€œIâ€™m not sure,â€ replied the Man. â€œThe FBI will have guards at every exit and immediately begin a search of the area. Iâ€™m thinking we might want to stash the guns and find disguises.â€
â€œCouldnâ€™t we hide on the roof of the building?â€ asked the Manâ€™s comrade.
â€œNo, but maybe we can go up to the roof and then climb down the fire escape. Thatâ€™s a great idea!â€ exclaimed the Man.
â€œSo, will we walk or will there be a car to drive us away?â€ inquired the Manâ€™s comrade.
â€œIâ€™m thinking weâ€™ll use skateboards,â€ the Man replied. â€œThen we can ride to the train station and take the train out of town and far, far away. Then weâ€™ll begin a long tour of Canada, with just the two of us, of course.â€
â€œIâ€™m always astounded by your genius plans,â€ the manâ€™s comrade replied. â€œAnd now Iâ€™m off to practice my skateboarding.â€
Agents S, H, and M looked up from their glasses and signaled for everyone to leave the clearing. Once they were outside the clearing Agent M didnâ€™t stop. â€œKeep moving!â€ he/she exclaimed. â€œThe men will be coming any moment!â€
The Agents finally stopped once they reached their hideout. Here, Agents M, S, and H told the other Agents what theyâ€™d heard.
â€œThose men are definitely up to something,â€ worried Agent J. â€œSomething really big. I think we should call the police.â€
â€œAnd tell them what? We donâ€™t have any real proof that theyâ€™re doing anything wrong,â€ countered Agent H. â€œBesides, what about the FBI?â€
â€œI still havenâ€™t heard from them,â€ Agent M sighed. â€œWe might want to try a different method of reaching them.â€
â€œPlus, would anyone really believe us?â€ asked Agent A. â€œLike you said, we donâ€™t have any proof.â€
â€œWe should have recorded their conversation,â€ sighed Agent Q.
â€œIn the future weâ€™ll have to record all of their conversations,â€ agreed Agent M.
Just then Agent P gasped. â€œWow, itâ€™s getting late. I really have to get going.â€
â€œYeah, me too,â€ agreed Agent T.
â€œI make a motion that we adjourn the meeting until tomorrow,â€ declared Agent J.
â€œI second that motion!â€ exclaimed Agent N.
â€œThis meeting is now adjourned,â€ announced Agent M. â€œWeâ€™ll meet back here tomorrow at XX:XX.â€
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