The sign read-

Sly Salamander

Private Eye

I opened the door only to find a real, live salamander sitting at a desk, just waiting for someone to come in. I was surprised at first, but then remembered the cow I had seen at the grocery store just the other day, buying a loaf of bread! I don't know why, but animals are a somewhat common sight for me. Well, back to the story. I walked in, and after the shock wore away, I walked right up to him and said, "Tracy, Dick Tracy."

The salamander said, "Well, well, well, if it isn't my arch nemesis, So, how's life, Tracy!"

"Pretty slow actually, you?" I said.

"Yeah, real slow, for a slowpoke! " Sly said.

"You have any cases I can follow for you?" I said hopefully.

"Sure I do, For a slowpoke!" Sly said.

"Really? Gee thanks Sly, I really hop..." I started to say

"Not so fast, Tracy! I have a case for you alright, there is an old granny that is too slow to cross the street correctly, you to can relate since you are both slowpokes!" Sly said.

"Would you stop it Sly! I am serious, is there something I can do for you? Am I your arch nemesis or what? How can you seriously think of me as an enemy, when I don't have any cases?" I said angrily.

"Gee, I'm sorry Tracy, did I hurt your feelings? If you don't have any cases here, why don't you MOVE OUTTA TOWN! I don't want to see you, Tracy, ever again!"

I left alright, and I went to see my private eye doctor. I couldn't beleive my eyes! Had a salamander just insulted me? Then, I remembered the sign -


That's how Dick Tracy an I first met, in his words. It was to be the first of many encounters with this fellow detective. Tracy and I were to meet many more times in the Sly Salamader/Dick Tracy chronicles

Sly Salamader/Dick Tracy

Chronicle 1

The Most Unusual Suspects

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