Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 76
…“What is the date Martin?” asks the man who has been frozen in time…
“I don’t know how much you’ve understood about our conversations, but you are supposed to be dead, that is what Mastadon and most of Chicago is lead to believe, the rest of the world that cares thinks you are still missing. Either way we must keep you under wraps until we can know how to proceed from this point forward.”
“FOREVER MASTADON — what a group of nuts that is!”
“Can’t spell a lick, but they sure are potent,” Constance comments.
“We found a scrap of paper with mastadon scribbled on it by you, but could not make the connection until recently.”
“What is the date Martin?” asks the man who has been frozen in time.
“January 4th. Do I need to add the year?”
“It should be 1951 by now, if it is not, I’ve lost more time than I realized.” He reflects on the passing of days, when they all run together. “How about that Wolfgram character, there is something greasy about him?”
“No sign of him yet. He has left a trail, but that’s a story for another time.” Connie is happy to see the pieces of the puzzle fall into place. “By the way, my name is Constance Caraway and your escort is my partner Fanny Renwick.”
“I hired them after you went missing; the CPD (Chicago Police), DuPage County and Argonne security were no help whatsoever,” Martin explains
“I detect a bit of a southern accent, Miss Caraway is it?”
“Florida, Leon County.”
“Tallahassee I would guess?”
“Splendid! The Manhattan Project was going too fast for its own good; I only knew half of the people involved in it.”
“We, Fanny and I are committed to see this thing through Mr. Libby. There are diverse forces at work here and it is becoming larger than the people involved, I’m talking a monumental struggle.”