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'All right, all right!' Sergeant Scott noisily submitted. 'So you're lost. You're staying with your dad here in the city at a hotel--you went sightseeing and you got separated--I accept all that. But look, son, we've had lost kids in here before, often, and they didn't try on all this silly stuff about names and spellings and all!'
Sergeant Scott had known--had been instinctively 'aware' all day--that this was going to be one of those shifts. Right up until ten minutes ago his intuition had seemed for once to have let him down. But now…