She took the strange bone home and stashed it on her treasure shelf alongside the rest of her collected curiosities. Shells and stones, skeletons of leaves, little Lego people and Kinder Egg loot, the pretty head of a ceramic lady.
Weeks later she began to wonder. The news announced the discovery of a human skull. It implored locals to report suspicious findings. It spoke of unsolved murder. It promised justice.
Her heart pounded. She should have shown someone sooner. If she revealed it now, would they think she were to blame?
She bit her tongue and let the bone be.
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