Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?

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A Bite-Sized Mystery

 

Mrs. Crocker baked a dozen cookies for her bridge party.  She called her boys into the kitchen.  As she arranged the cookies inside of the jar, she told the boys, “I’m going next door to visit Mrs.Smith. While I’m gone, don’t touch the cookies.” 

To be on the safe side, Mrs. Crocker locked the door to the house. “I’ll only be gone a few minutes, so you boys can play outside.” The boys obliged, Joey hopped on his tricycle and Jimmy on his skateboard.

When Mrs. Crocker returned home, she called the boys back to the kitchen. She opened the jar, dumped out the cookies, and gasped. There were only two cookies left.

Mrs. Crocker turned beet red. But, before she could question the boys, the cat slithered into the kitchen through the doggie door.  The dog squeezed through next. “Now which one of you stole my cookies?” Mrs. Crocker demanded.

Mrs. Crocker looked for evidence. The dog’s paws were all wet. The cat’s paws were sort of dusty. She knew immediately who the culprit was. 

Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?

 

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