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Sweet Nessie
  What happens the son of a chemist has his goldfish die? One of the biggest mysteries in the history of the world -- that's what! Sweet Nessie is the fictional story of the discovery and continuity of the legend of the Loch Ness Monster.

This special edition of Sweet Nessie includes a sneak peak from Towering Pines Volume One: Room 509 by Bruce A. Sarte. 
An Excerpt

Scores of experts have searched.  They’ve searched using sonar and submarines at least a dozen times.  The bottom is as flat as a football field.  If there were a corpse there, or anything else for that matter, they would know.


They can’t seem to find it either.  Only the intermittent accounts and hazy, imperfect photographs show glimpses.  Some have said it might have died and rotted.  But that’s impossible.  The water is forty-two degrees Fahrenheit all year and so full of humic acid that the chemistry of putrefaction cannot take place. 


So, the one thing they do know is that it’s not dead.


But there is something else that they, those high and mighty experts, do not know:  Tomorrow, right here where we are standing they will find undeniable proof that the Loch Ness Monster lives!


Come, sit with me by the water and I will tell you all about it.


Are you OK?  You look off-kilter, a little dizzy you say?  No doubt the steepness of the path after that heavy meal.  Good food, though, no?  No one makes a good meal like the old hotel, eh?  Take a few deep breaths; the night air will no doubt revive you.  Well worth the climb down, though.  Look up behind you, there’s your snapshot for your front page: Urquhart Castle in the moonlight.  This was the ruin that was the rose of the Scots and the thorn of the English.  My family’s blood has washed its stones on more than one occasion.


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