Once upon a time, there was a girl named Kate. Kate was smart. She was brave. She was 11 years old, and she was a detective. | She didn't need more than a magnifying glass and a beret borrowed from her granddad's closet to be the best detective on the block. The only problem was, she had no cases. | One day at the local park, Kate noticed something floating near the edge of a pond. She took off her shoes and waded through the cool water. It was a clear glass bottle, and inside sat a note! She was very curious. "I must find a way to get it out!" | She shook the bottle up and down, but that only tired her arm. Kate looked around and grinned upon seeing a large rock. "Wicked!" She giggled as she freed the note with a satisfying smash. Bits of broken glass fell as she picked it up. "Now then…"