Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 228
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Under the curator’s leadership, Jackie Chan reviewed all the security systems of the Pink Lion Diamond.
Neither of them noticed that, in the process, a tourist had been following them far behind.
Jackie Chan knew that he couldn’t get out of this situation easily now.
Although he was puzzled by the curator’s request not to notify the police, Jackie Chan didn’t give it too much thought, but ran into the bathroom and dialed a specific number immediately.
“Hey, this is Uncle’s Rare Finds antique shop…”
An old voice sounded.
“Uncle Chan, I found where the Snake Talisman is!”
Jackie Chan said quickly, “But I’m in big trouble now!”
“Then, why don’t you bring it back? You must not let the Dark Hand get it.”
As soon as he heard that Jackie Chan had found the Talisman, the uncle interrupted him directly.
“But, Uncle Chan, the museum in which the Snake Talisman is located received a notice from Phantom Kid and he wants to steal it…”
“Hey, you said someone stole the Talisman? Then why don’t you hurry up and chase him, do you want Uncle Chan to be mad at you?”
Hearing this, Jackie Chan reluctantly slapped his forehead.
“No! Uncle Chan, listen to me, what Phantom Kid wants to steal is not the Talisman, but the Pink Lion Diamond, the most important treasure of the museum.”
“If their greatest treasure is stolen, the museum must be closed, so the director wants me to help him protect the diamond.”
In order to prevent his uncle from interrupting him again, Jackie Chan finished his words in one breath.
When Jackie Chan’s words just fell, Uncle Chan’s anger grew over.
“Jackie! What Uncle Chan wants you to protect is a Talisman, not a diamond! You are just an archaeologist, mind your own business!”
“Only magic can beat magic, so let the police beat the thieves.”
Uncle Chan said leisurely.
“Okay, Jackie, Uncle Chan is very busy, you can call Sheriff Black.”
When he was about to hang up the phone, Jackie Chan hurriedly stopped him.
“That’s the problem, Uncle Chan, the curator doesn’t want to call the police.”
Uncle Chan was silent for a few seconds.
“The boss himself doesn’t want to call the police, so you have no reason to care about the thief. Jackie, the Dark Hand may find it at any time. Do you want the Talisman to be taken away by them?”
“…I know, Uncle Chan, keeping the Talisman safe is more important than anything else.”
There is something that Jackie Chan didn’t mention, that is, the notice letter has raised the vigilance of the museum on several levels.
It wasn’t just the area of the Pink Lion Diamond Exhibition Hall, but all locations have strengthened their security.
Taking away the Snake Talisman is not an easy matter.
“It’s good that you understand, there’s one more thing.”
“What’s the matter?”
“Jade said she wanted an autographed photo of Phantom Kid.”
Jackie Chan was stunned.
“One more thing, Jade has informed Sheriff Black.”
“What? Uncle Chan, stop…”
“One more thing, Dad’s hot tea has been brewed, and there is no time to waste it with you.”
“One more thing, Jade wants to tell you something.”
Before Jackie Chan could react, the sound of slow footsteps sounded from the phone, obviously, Uncle Chan had already left.
Immediately afterwards, a young female voice sounded.
“Hey, Uncle Chan, it’s so cool to hear that you’re going to meet Phantom Kid soon!”
Hearing this voice, Jackie Chan slapped his forehead in pain.
This niece of his is the being that gives him the most headaches. Even though she is only a primary school student, she can often do a lot of appalling things.
It’s a good point to call her quirky and, to put it bluntly, she is very rebellious!
If she ever bumped into Phantom Kid, God knows what this girl will do.
“Jade, you should do your homework instead, I don’t know who Phantom Kid is.”
Jackie Chan said bitterly.
“Uncle Chan, it’s wrong to lie. I heard everything you said to Uncle Chan, and I’m about to notify Sheriff Black.”
“Oh no, Jade, you can’t… wait, you’re about to? Didn’t Uncle Chan say you already dialed Black?”
Jackie Chan suddenly realized that something was wrong.
A devilish chuckle sounded in Jackie Chan’s ears.
“Indeed, but Sheriff Black didn’t actually answer the phone, maybe he’s busy investigating the Dark Hand’s information…”
Before Jackie Chan heaved a sigh of relief, Jade’s voice sounded again.
“Uncle Chan, how about I go to the Thirteenth Section to tell him about this?”
Inside Uncle’s Rare Finds store in San Francisco, a girl in an orange hoodie was lying on a table with an old-fashioned telephone that is so outdated.
The girl who seemed to be lively and cute had a sly smile on her face at this time. Her eyes were darting around, wondering about her mischievous plans.
“No, Jade! Sheriff Black is already very busy, and the Thirteenth Section is in San Francisco, and this is New York. Sheriff George will not allow Black to come here to enforce the law.”
The American policing system, like their government agencies, has its own rules in every state and city, and it is not easy for the FBI to intervene in some cases.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a typical rural city, but in special cities like New York and Gotham, because of the frequent criminal activities, the police station in this city is far better staffed than in other cities.
The Thirteenth District, led by Black, is in the final analysis only a secret agency specially set up by the FBI to target international terrorist organizations such as the Dark Hand. Its functions are on the same level as the FBI, likely even weaker.
They have no right to come to intervene in New York matters.
Otherwise, they would not have to rely on Jackie Chan, an archaeologist, to help them complete some interstate and even international tasks.
But Jackie Chan is very clear about Black’s character. If the other party knows that the Dark Hand and Phantom Kid are eyeing the same place at the same time, no matter the goals are different, he will definitely not sit idly by.
Jackie Chan didn’t want his friend to be in a dilemma, so he couldn’t let Black know.
“Uncle Chan, I can hide this matter from Sheriff Black, but you have to promise me one thing.”
“Okay, Jade, what do you want, the signature of Phantom Kid, right? I can try. As long as I don’t promise to bring you to New York, everything else is okay.”
Jackie Chan said helplessly.
“Bingo, you’re right Uncle Chan! At first, I only wanted an autograph, but I’ve changed my mind now. What could be more exciting than seeing Phantom Kid in person?”
“No, this is the only thing I will never agree to!”
“Then I’ll have to go to Sheriff Black.”
Jade uttered lightly.
“Uncle Chan, I will definitely be an obedient good girl this time, you have to trust me, I promise not to cause you trouble!”
“I’ll follow you.”
Listening to his niece’s cute and pleading tone, Jackie Chan had a big headache for a while, and after thinking about it, Jade has indeed settled down a lot recently, so he reluctantly agreed.
“Okay, you must listen to me and never run around!”
“Oye, long live Uncle Chan!”
A joyful cry sounded from the phone.
Jackie Chan put away his mobile phone, walked out of the cubicle, and left the bathroom.
What he didn’t know was that not long after he left, a person walked out of the cubicle next to him.
“Talismans, magic, District 13, Dark Hand… Am I really involved in such trouble?”
“It’s all information I haven’t heard of before, it’s a bit interesting…”
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