It was quiet at Moab Ranch;
too quiet. Moabbey the Coyote
could not find another living soul. After searching from room to room, he finally found Silver Girl.
"Where are Coney and Kokopelli?" he asked.
"Coney", she replied, "was mumbling something about going out to Seven Mile. He heard that the Moab Burro was missing from there. He thought that Kokopelli might help him find it."
Moabbey looked startled. "The Moab Burro has been standing on a railroad siding out by the Union Pacific Railroad Potash Branch for years. Where would it go?"
"Beats me." Silver Girl replied. "But if anyone can find the Moab Burro, it will be Plush Kokopelli, not Coney the Traffic Cone".
Meanwhile, out at Seven Mile, Coney and Kokopelli were not having any luck. They had looked everywhere at the intersection of U.S. Highway 191 North and Utah Highway 313, near the entrance to Seven Mile Canyon.
Coney looked concerned. "Last time we were out here, the Moab Burro was right over there, on that railroad siding. He had a pile of old railroad ties nearby and some sections of old bent-up rail that he had replaced. If he had not repaired the Potash Branch, the Train of Pain might have derailed and spilled nuclear waste all over the New Industrial Desert."
Kokopelli, as was his tradition, said nothing. He did, however raise an eyebrow and smile.
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