The Worriers - Tails of Woe (chapter 4)
The Worriers Tails of Woe
Pilgrimsosad walked up onto the gray porch. Badapplesad was waiting.
"Send the File out ok?" Badapplesad asked. "Yep." Pilgrimsosad replied cheerily. "Sent it express." "Good. I sent the Key. She'll get both and know what to do."
Whitetipwoe's elaborate plan for rescuing Madeleine involved a full on assault of the prison camp by the Cat Commando Clan an elite feline attack squad famous for their exploits.
Pilgrimsosad sat back satisfied. "I feel so good." he said. "I just know things will be alright now. With Whitetipwoe's Commandos, your Key, and the secret File I sent, this will go off without a hitch!"
"Wow, Pilgrimsosad." said Badapplesad. "I've never seen you so worry-free."
"Well, once I sent that express off to
"Where did you send the File??"
"No, you idiot!
"Oh, I suppose it will be retur ." He paused, suddenly struck by an awful realization. "Tell me I didn't send it to "
"Yes. By this time the secret File is in the hands of..."
"FRANKIE THE RAT!"
"Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!" howled Pilgimsosad. "How could I mess up the town names like that?? And Frankie will get it. And Frankie will "
"Rat us out!" finished Badapplesad. "Because that is just what he is A RAT!"
Pilgrimsosad started pacing. "He'll get it and read it and then he will let his Momma, the feared Prison Guard, know of our plans!! What will Whitetipwoe say???" Pilgrimsosad started howling.
Badapplesad felt sick. Both Cushionettes didn't know what to do they were so consumed with worry.
"THE WEASLE!" howled Pilgrimsosad.
"THE RAT!" cried Badapplesad.
"He's a ferret." The voice came from above. Pilgrimsosad and Badapplesad whipped their heads up to see who had been listening. But nobody was visible in the open upstairs window.
Princess Woowoe was on her way to her mother
Word up. Smack that.
You won't believe what came in the mail today. It is the smoking gun. Absolute proof that the Woe's on Moose are planning an attempt to break Prisoner Madeleine! You know the one they call "The Charmer". I know you've been assigned as her prison guard so I thought I'd let you know what's afoot.
Are you picking up what I'm laying down?
And what was in the envelope? A FILE! Such an old fashioned way of escape! But what would you expect from those Worriers? I have enclosed it for you to see.
Looks like there is a coded message too. I suspect the prisoner has the key. You might want to frisk her as soon as you receive this letter.
Frankie the Rat
Nvnyvih lu gsv Xzg Xlnnzmwl Xozm
Droo hzev blf!
Xszoovmtv: ML KRAAZ ULI OFMXS
Ivhklmhv: NI. XSIRHGRV, BLF WL MLG NZPV Z TLLW XLLPRV!
Xlnnzmwl xzgh zodzbh ozmw lm gsvri uvvg!
A = Z N = M
B = Y O = L
C = X P = K
D = W Q = J
E = V R = I
F = U S = H
G = T T = G
H = S U = F
I = R V = E
J = Q W = D
K = P X = C
L = O Y = B
M = N Z = A