Hello, Editor Des here. We have been doing a lot landscaping around our new house, digging trenches for pipes and stuff like that. I was helping the men the other day when I spotted something VERY interesting.
It looked a bit like the moon, or a miniature fallen planet, but my guardian Pauline Conolly told me it might be a musket ball from the un-civil war. Wow! She suggested I take it down to Sydney and show it to the people at the Australian Museum. It was a bit hard to fit in my case, but I managed to tie it closed with a length of rope, after I sat on the lid.
Off to the museum. I hid the artefact under my jumper, just in case I was mugged by a rival collector on the way. These things can be worth a fortune.
The people in the research part said they would do some tests and carbon dating. They told me I should come back the next day for the results. How exciting!
FIND NUMBER TWO
Meanwhile, look what else I found. It’s a broken angel’s wing….possibly Greek. Pauline said it’s a metafore, sorry metaphor (had to look that up 😎) for the current state of the world. Oh dear, and she is usually such an optimistic old soul. I left this treasure in the garden because it seemed a bit wrong to disturb an angel by digging the rest of him/her up. Contrary to what some people might say, I’m quite a sensitive soul.
AND THE ANSWER IS…..
OK, I suppose I have to tell you. 😰 The Museum’s tests came back. Oh dear, they said my artefact is a VERY early tennis ball. Good grief…I burst into tears, but the lady expert told me, ‘Cheer up Editor Des. It was quite possibly one hit by the Australian super star and grand slam winner Mr Rod Laver!‘ 🏸
EDITOR DES – HIS BEST FIND YET
I was still disappointed, well who wouldn’t be? However, Pauline said she would show me something truly amazing around the back of the State Library. It’s stuck on a Moreton Bay fig tree. Well she said that what you can see me sitting on is an old piece of dinosaur poo. Isn’t that just amaze-BALLS? It really deserves a plaque; ‘DISCOVERED BY EDITOR DES (with a tiny bit of help from Pauline Conolly)’ 😜
I wonder if the Museum would be interested?
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