David didn’t understand what was going on. However, the police officer was so eager to talk and immediately asked David to confirm that the watch was found in his backyard. Within moments, the special police forces arrived at David’s house.
Before he knew it, David’s backyard was sealed off to everyone, including David and Ruth, and turned into a place of crime being investigated. David and Ruth had no idea what was going on. Numerous police cars encircle the house. No one is allowed in, and no one is allowed out. One of the police officers asked to talk to David and Ruth indoors.
How Could One Watch Be So Harmful?
The watch specialist explained that for everyone's safety, it would be best if David left the premises, leaving the watch behind. David was concerned about Ruth, who was alone at home and couldn't understand how owning a watch, being old or not, could be of any harm to anyone.
The specialist insisted the watch stayed with him and assured David that he would update him as soon as he had more information to share. David wasn't at peace, however. He felt he had no other choice but to take the specialist's advice. David drove back home and shared the news with Ruth.
It Was His Watch!
Ruth said that if the specialist was so eager to keep the watch, it must be worth a lot of money. How else could they explain his mysterious behavior? What would the specialist want to keep the watch if it didn't have a significant meaning or great value?
David decided to call the specialist and to make sure the specialist remembered who the watch belonged to. What happened next would leave David shocked and in disbelief. This episode was about to turn into an enigma and his backyard into a crime scene. When David called the shop, it wasn't the specialist who answered. It was a police officer.
David and Ruth Were Prime Suspects
The police officer began investigating David and Ruth. They asked when they moved into the house, if they had any renovations done, if any person apart from them had stayed in the house since they moved in, and carried on questioning them about their day-to-day habits and ways of life.
A journalist was there too, documenting everything, portraying David and Ruth like two criminals. The two were overwhelmed and found everything a little too much to take in and comprehend. David observed his house, the living room, and the garden, and then he saw someone he had already seen before.
The Watch Specialist
David looked closely, and there he was. It was the watch specialist who approached David and introduced him to someone who worked at the regional museum. The museum representative explained that the watch belonged to some notable person who had died in this area a few years previously, however, his body was never found.
After telling the story in detail, the museum added that the watch was worth (to the museum) a lot, and the fact that it was found in their backyard automatically turned it into their possession. When David and Ruth realized how much they were about to earn from their findings, the whole episode suddenly became easier to take in. There was a significant loot awaiting him.