“Where did this goose come from?” Jonny asked the festival organizer.
“Don’t know. It just showed up with a tag that says ‘Diamond Feathers’.”
Jonny smiled. That’s the one. He looked deep into the ice sculpture and could see the diamonds blended in with the frozen bubbles. All he had to do was pick it up later and deliver it to Mr Penelli.
“Thanks for helping out, Jonny,” the festival organizer said. “Come with me; we could use you at parking control…”
When the last car pulled out at the end of the day, Jonny went back to the ice sculpture exhibit. Diamond Feathers wasn’t there. He frantically searched the exhibit.
The festival organizer came over. “What’s wrong?”
“The goose… what happened to it?”
“Oh, apparently some kids just picked it up and threw it into the river. I guess they wanted to see the goose swim. Stupid kids… Jonny, are you okay? You don’t look too good.”
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