A Step Too Far Essay Research Paper

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A Step Too Far Essay, Research Paper ?How much?? he said as he swung round in his oversized leather chair. ?Like I said, unless you want?? ?Alright, you win, fifty thousand it is then.? He was getting too old for this sort of thing. A happy man in his mid-forties Clive Richardson was the owner of Richardson Autos, a business set up about fifty years ago by his father. Now, the future did not seem so bright, but this had gone far enough. ?I am glad to see your common sense has prevailed.? The reply came from a young man, with jet-black hair and a slightly tanned complexion. ?I will wait for the money in the post, delivery in three days.? ?Indeed? confirmed Clive and the young man left. ????????? ?Melissa, can you send Charles and Rupert in please?? ?Certainly Mr. Richardson,

right away Sir.? Clive employed Charles and Rupert under the job description ?handymen? but really they did anything that needed to be done. ?Okay listen up, I?ve got a problem. Follow the man who just left and deal with him in any way with which you feel appropriate, I just don?t want to see him here again. We will sort out your wages when the job is completed.? ?Sure thing,? and with that, the two handymen left the car showroom in pursuit of the red BMW that had just pulled away. They turned out of the showroom to see the BMW two cars in front of them; the road was too narrow to try risk overtaking anyone so they drove onwards. Suddenly the BMW took a sharp turn to the left and before they knew it the handymen had missed the turning, and lost their target. ????????? ?Clive,

this is Charles. We?ve lost him.? ?This is his address, Twenty-four Birch Tree Drive, go there and don?t mess up this time.? ?Okay.? ????????? It was a humble abode, with a well-kept garden and bright red front door. It did not look like much from the outside, which was what the young man, Tony James, wanted people to think. As they pulled up outside, Charles and Rupert thought they had the wrong address, but sure enough, this was it. They went round the side, then, checking that nobody was watching them, climbed over the back gate. ?It was very different from the inside; the spotless kitchen gleamed and shone, it was quite a contrast to the outside. They searched the house; there was no sign of any living thing, apart from the gerbil in the living room. They were about to leave,

when a sudden thought struck Charles. ?Tell you what,? he said? ?Why don?t we smash that light bulb and leave the gas on?? ?Why?? Rupert asked, puzzled. He would not have won a prize for the most intelligent man in the world. ?Because then when he gets back and turns on the light, he won’t be able to see an awful lot, will he?? ?Cool man, lets do it.? As they left there was a smug air about them, like a pupil who has just handed in a piece of work that he knows will achieve ten out of ten. ????????? At that same time the Tony James was browsing the shelves of holiday magazines in Thomas Cook, wondering in which country he would empty his bank account, he finally decided on America, California, and left the travel agents. He hopped into his BMW and headed off towards his house,

unaware of the peril that lay in store for him. He pulled up outside his house and stepped out of the car, not noticing the two suspicious looking men sitting in the Ford Transit van parked across the street. As he turned the key on the lock a strange smell wafted up his nostrils. Wondering what it was he followed it towards the kitchen. All at once he noticed the shards of glass on the floor. It being too gloomy to see where they had come from he flicked the switch on impulse. It was the last mistake he made. ????????? Charles and Rupert waited for what seemed like an age, and suddenly as if in slow motion a great fireball ripped through the house in a blinding flash of white light. For a moment their eyes were dazzled, and then they saw the damage that they had caused. If