Sade cleans up after an evening with the Stembottoms. Vic has noticed that Ruthie didn’t seem like herself this evening. Sade is taken aback to know that Vic was so observant. What upset her? Since they both have touched on a mystery, they share notes on what might be upsetting to Ruthie. What are the clues that set them to notice something wrong?
Put simply, Ruthie has secrets, but will Sade spill the beans on what they might be? Sade does her best to divert the conversation, talking with Rush about not having ice cream before bedtime, about Fred Stembottom’s habit of clearing out any left over ice cream when the party’s over. Vic is relentless in his curiosity, and Rush isn’t a good enough distraction.
What’s the big secret, and how did Sade find it out? Will Rush scream like a panther in the morning and spread the confidential news? Detective Sade shares a few of the things that might serve to make her friend Ruthie self conscious. Once the secret is out, more burst forth.