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Memory like a goldfish - Sorry "Yet another lost story request"

grandad_rufus
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I actually read this sometime over the last 3 months I think. Similar to the Lucky Jim stories.

Guy inherits a property, and finds entrance to hidden basement uner the stairs. There was some work with ground radar to find water and a tunnel was dug for wind turbines. I house was built on the other side of a mountain (I think) which some family moved into - They find guns, jewels and old coins in the basement.

Help put me out of my misery please guys!

Regards G_R

P.S. I seem to recall something about a furniture store with a closed off storage area with some antique furniture in it - But that may have been a different story

MarissaHorne

That might me Ernest Bywater's Mallard Heir.

https://storiesonline.net/s/14392/mallard-heir

It certainly has some of those elements, particularly the tunnel under the hill iirc.

Replies:   grandad_rufus
paliden
Updated:

Do either one of these ring a bell?

https://storiesonline.net/a/JimWar

These are some of his stories. . .

https://storiesonline.net/s/60569/101-bell-whistle

https://storiesonline.net/s/61531/bell-whistles-secrets

ETA to correct spelling

Replies:   grandad_rufus
grandad_rufus

@MarissaHorne

That might me Ernest Bywater's Mallard Heir.

https://storiesonline.net/s/14392/mallard-heir

It certainly has some of those elements, particularly the tunnel under the hill iirc.


I have been re-reading a lot of Ernest's work - Will check that one out thanks

Regards G_R

Replies:   grandad_rufus
grandad_rufus

@paliden

Do either one of these ring a bell?

https://storiesonline.net/a/JimWar

These are some of his stories. . .

https://storiesonline.net/s/60569/101-bell-whistle

Neither rings any bells, but I will add them to my "To be checked list" Thanks

Regards G_R

https://storiesonline.net/s/61531/bell-whistles-secrets

ETA to correct spelling

grandad_rufus

@grandad_rufus


@MarissaHorne

That might me Ernest Bywater's Mallard Heir.

https://storiesonline.net/s/14392/mallard-heir

It certainly has some of those elements, particularly the tunnel under the hill iirc.

I have been re-reading a lot of Ernest's work - Will check that one out thanks

Regards G_R


I have quickly scanned Mallard's Heir, and it is most of what I remembered - Thanks

Regards G_R

dksiler

@grandad_rufus

I think it is Recluse and Ghost
by Dual Writer

Replies:   grandad_rufus
grandad_rufus

@dksiler

I think it is Recluse and Ghost
by Dual Writer


Re-reading that now - but don't think so. Though it does have the coins & jewelry

Regards G_R

Obliterous

Stultus, In a Secret Garden

https://storiesonline.net/s/70461/in-a-secret-garden
https://storiesonline.net/a/Stultus/

Replies:   grandad_rufus
Ernest Bywater

@grandad_rufus

The first story is Mallard Heir, but not sure what the second story in the P.S. is.

Replies:   grandad_rufus
grandad_rufus

@Obliterous

Stultus, In a Secret Garden

https://storiesonline.net/s/70461/in-a-secret-garden
https://storiesonline.net/a/Stultus/


Again I have read this fairly recently, so will go back to check it out

Regards G_R

Replies:   grandad_rufus
grandad_rufus

@Ernest Bywater

The first story is Mallard Heir, but not sure what the second story in the P.S. is.


Thank you Ernest, I have downloaded Mallard from Finestories as it was one that I forgot to do.

I would like to thank you once again for all the wonderful tales you post.

Regards G_R

grandad_rufus

@grandad_rufus

Stultus, In a Secret Garden

https://storiesonline.net/s/70461/in-a-secret-garden
https://storiesonline.net/a/Stultus/

Def not Secret Garden
Again I have read this fairly recently, so will go back to check it out

Regards G_R

grandad_rufus

@grandad_rufus

P.S. I seem to recall something about a furniture store with a closed off storage area with some antique furniture in it - But that may have been a different story


OK - This was definitely a different story. I do remember something led the main character and a female (wife / gf ?) to a furniture store which was run down. Their other branches sold newer stuff. They buy the place "Lock Stock & Barrel", then find a door to a hidden store room behind a dresser or something. This store room is full of valuable furniture which they now legally own.

If this rings any bells - please let me know!

Regards G_R

Ernest Bywater

@grandad_rufus

OK - This was definitely a different story. I do remember something led the main character and a female (wife / gf ?) to a furniture store which was run down. Their other branches sold newer stuff. They buy the place "Lock Stock & Barrel", then find a door to a hidden store room behind a dresser or something. This store room is full of valuable furniture which they now legally own.


are you sure ti was a store, and not a house. In 101 Bell Whistle he buys a house and finds the place is full of antique furniture, they later find an old smugglers tunnel and more things.

https://storiesonline.net/s/60569/101-bell-whistle

LonelyDad

@grandad_rufus

I think this is one of the Personalia stories. Couple is running stores as a front for colony in another star system and buys the business cause it is failing but meets their needs, then find all this stuff stored.

Ernest Bywater

@LonelyDad

I think this is one of the Personalia stories.


maybe

https://storiesonline.net/s/11227/hard-furnishings

Replies:   grandad_rufus
grandad_rufus

@LonelyDad

I think this is one of the Personalia stories. Couple is running stores as a front for colony in another star system and buys the business cause it is failing but meets their needs, then find all this stuff stored.


I think you have it sir, I loved those Personalia stories.

Regards G_R

grandad_rufus

@Ernest Bywater

maybe

https://storiesonline.net/s/11227/hard-furnishings


That's the one! Thanks guys

Crumbly Writer

On a (completely unrelated) side note, I'm considering writing a story which includes a telepathic goldfish as one of the characters in the story. I don't know whether s/he has Alzheimer's yet or not, though. 'D

Replies:   richardshagrin
richardshagrin

@Crumbly Writer

I'm considering writing a story which includes a telepathic goldfish as one of the characters in the story

Sounds fishy to me.

Replies:   samuelmichaels
samuelmichaels

@richardshagrin

Just another fish story.

Replies:   Capt. Zapp
Capt. Zapp

@samuelmichaels

Just another fish story


Shouldn't that be 'Fish Tale'?

Replies:   samuelmichaels
richardshagrin

It could be set in Fin Land.

samuelmichaels

@Capt. Zapp

Shouldn't that be 'Fish Tale'?


Nah, a Fish Tail. (Maybe featuring a horny mermaid?)

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@samuelmichaels

(Maybe featuring a horny mermaid?)


Nah, that would be called 'Nailing Fish Tail.'

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