Prentice Pendleton and the Ghost Ship of Capron Bay

Prentice Pendleton and the Ghost Ship of Capron Bay

When you die, you are meant to stay dead. That's how the world works. But, if you're Prentice Pendleton, that isn't easy. After drowning in a raging river, he is brought back to life but he is not the same. He sees things that aren't meant to be seen and has new found colorful abilities that he must learn to control. Now, as life moves him to a new town, he must make new friends while avoiding new enemies. But what do you do when those enemies are not just of this world but the spiritual one.

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Prentice Pendleton and The Boo Hags

Prentice Pendleton and The Boo Hags

Nobody ever had directions on how to live life as a twelve year old once a pandemic ends. It is new for everyone. Add in dealing with new found abilities and life is unique to say the least. For Prentice Pendleton and his friends, they are trying to enjoy the end of their summer before the post-pandemic school year begins but an old and evil enemy slithers their way into town and is determined to destroy Prentice and his friends at any cost. The friends will quickly find a post pandemic school routine is the least of their worries.

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Prentice Pendleton and The Haunting of Minuteman Cemetery!

Prentice Pendleton and The Haunting of Minuteman Cemetery!

Fall sweeps into Capron Bay with its beautiful colors. Trees exploding with golden yellow and ruby red leaves line the winding roads and peaceful neighborhoods. It will be Prentice's first Halloween season in his new home and he can't wait to pick apples and sit by the crackling fire sipping hot cider with his friends. But, the overwhelming fall colors wreak havoc on his senses and his ability to harness the rainbow. Everyone is preparing for the annual Fall Festival when an unspeakable act is committed in the historical Minuteman Cemetery. It is a crime that will call into question one of the town's most revered historical figures while accidentally unleashing a legendary evil. Chief Pendleton and his friends will have to hold the line against protests, vandalism and scandal while Prentice and the Supernatural Squad take on a super demonic threat who wants revenge against the descendants of those that imprisoned them. Will Prentice and friends be able to overcome the loss of his powers and defeat the unimaginable evil now set free? Will Chief Pendleton survive the media frenzy threatening to tear the town apart. One thing is for certain. Two wars will need to be fought for one common goal. To save Capron Bay’s soul.

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Prentice Pendleton

Prentice is your typical twelve-year old boy. He is tall for his age standing about six feet already with brown hair, blue eyes, and a baby face. He loves baseball, football and all New England sports teams. He was raised in Waxhaw, NC where he was an All-Star in the local Little League and an excellent student in school. He is very well mannered and extremely polite. He has become best friends with the Supernatural Squad.

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Lena Sheridan

Lena Sheridan is Prentice's best friend. They hang out together more than the rest of the squad because both their Dads are members of the Capron Bay Police Department and best friends themselves. So, there is plenty of time for the two of them to be together. It helps that Prentice thinks Lena, with her long jet black hair, emerald green eyes and sun-kissed freckles, is the prettiest girl he's ever seen. Even though Prentice thinks she is pretty, she is not a petite pretty little princess. She is tall, athletic and every bit a "tom boy". She loves baseball and is the leader of the Supernatural Squad. She is very strong-willed, independent, confident, intelligent and keeps the rest of the team in line. She is the everything All-American girl.

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Rachel Gainey

Rachel Gainey is Lena's best friend (besides Prentice). She is a very tall African American young lady. She is taller than Prentice with long black hair and pretty smile the is even prettier when she wears her glasses. She is very athletic which she probably inherited from her Dad who is a former All-Pro linebacker for the New England Patriots and current coach for them. She is very intelligent and loyal to her friends. Dakota and Rachel are always together and everyone knows they like each other. That is everyone but them. Just like Lena, she is an everything girl and keeps the boys in line when they are about to get in trouble.

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Dakota Baird

Dakota Baird is a tall and lanky Native American member of the Squad. He loves baseball just like the rest of the group. He is the Grandson of the Chief Tackna the former Chief of the Wampanoag Indian Nation. The group will often turn to the Chief's wisdom in times of need. Dakota has a history with the Puckwudgies and is a little jumpy because of it. He is the one member of the team who tends to get scared easily. Even though is often times afraid. He is the first member of the team to jump into the fight against the Ghost Ship and get s a concussion because of it.

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Franklin Guide

Franklin is the short member of the team but has the biggest heart of anyone. He is quick tempered and very, VERY sarcastic. He is short, sandy-haired with fair skin and freckles. His size does not hold him back when he takes on the bullies in town, the bad guys in Old Lenny's Warehouse, or vicious skin wearing Boo Hags when they come after him. He is not afraid of anyone or anything. He is always getting detention in school because he enjoys giving the teachers and the Principal a hard time in school. He loves baseball and throws really hard on the pitcher's mound but has no idea where he is throwing the ball.

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Adam Wells

Adam Wells does everything the team does, from playing baseball to hiking through the muddy trails of Freetown Forest he is right there in the thick of things with his friends. It's amazing since he doesn't have the use of his legs and needs a wheel chair to get around. Adam is the tech guy for the team and it's not because he is bound to his wheelchair. It's because his Dad is an experimental Engineer for Minuteman Tech and is often designing very high-tech and unique pieces of equipment that Adam comes in possession of. His main wheelchair is high-tech and serves as the mobile HQ for the team throughout their adventures. Despite Adam's inability to walk, he will not let his friends take on battles alone. He will be by their side in the middle of the fight when needed.

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Mollie Thompson

Mollie is from Louisiana and is the daughter of Fiona Thompson who is an attorney brought in to help defend Brother Kiernan. Mollie is very similar to Brother Kiernan because she has albinism. She has bleach blond curly hair with very fair skin and pink eyes. She is soft spoken and shy but when she meets Prentice and the squad, she comes out of her shell and becomes friends with them. It helps when the wise-cracking member of the squad becomes infatuated with her. Franklin, as soon as he sees Mollie, is struck by her beauty and personality and is not shy about expressing it. Mollie instantly becomes a crucial part of them team in their quest to defeat the Boo Hags. But there is a problem that Prentice and team don't know how to fix. Mollie is dead.

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Cal Rollins

Cal is a shorter kid with sandy brown hair and is a friend of the group but isn't part of their inner team. He just knows the gang from playing ball around town and he lives across the street and close to Prentice. His mother passed away a year ago and he lives with his father and an older brother Kenny who has Down syndrome. Cal becomes the center of the team's investigation because he is the first kid to be attacked through the night leaving scars and cuts all over his body. State Children services believe it's his father who is responsible but the gang is not convinced and they help their friend solve this mystery.

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Capron Bay

Capron Bay

If you leave Boston and head north towards the coast, you’ll come to an area of windy roads curving their way through rolling hills and each of them bordered by stacked stone walls. And all of these quiet and calming roadways will bring you to the seaside communities of Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Nestled in a corner of the region is the Town of Capron Bay. It a smaller town in the area and lesser known than it’s more well-known sister townsTowns of Rockport, Gloucester and Manchester-by-the-sea. It is a quiet place of seaside vistas, sandy beaches, Atlantic oceanside eateries, and rocky coastlines. The roads wind through rolling hills and fields of stacked stone walls and each leads to the town which is centered around a Main St. full of small boutiques and neighborhood shopping. It is a town rich in character with its red brick colonial buildings and coastal cottages all in the backdrop of majestic Atlantic Ocean views. The history is colorful and deep connection to the sea. Early settlers were brought here by the beauty and resources the area offered. They built the town as a fishing village and interactions with the local Native American nations was peaceful and productive.

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HQ Treehouse

HQ Treehouse

The Supernatural Squad's headquarters rests in a giant oak tree in the Sheridan's backyard. The tree house was designed by Adam's Dad and then built by the rest of the parents and the kids. It is handicapped accessible with a ramp that rises to both levels of the fort but also has a platform in which anyone who can't walk or drive up the ramps can be pulled up through a winch mechanism. It is completely ADA approved and certified safe. The house has fully functional power, water, and wi-fi so it can be fully operational and independent on its own. There is a retractable movie screen in the main room of level one that the gang uses to search online for research and information to solve the mysteries they are faced with. The house overlooks the woods behind the Sheridan house but windows, a telescope, and a stockade fence provide the tree house with protection while at the same time offering plenty of room to identify potential threats to HQ. A tube slide runs off the second level and wraps around the giant tree. It offers a quick exit to ground level while being really fun slide. A fireman's pole extends off the first level allowing for a quick drop to the ground.

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Capron Bay Police Station

Capron Bay Police Station

The Capron Bay Police Department is a small town police department led by Chief Robert Pendleton who is Prentice's Dad. It's an old police department like many throughout New England. Often times, these departments are a family business. Generation after generation follow in the footsteps of their brothers, fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers. Capron Bay is entwined with the town's history. Prentice's grandfather was the rock the town flourished on over the last forty years when it the town transforms from a fishing village to a tourism haven of the big cities. He managed the many strange occurrences within the town while investigating their origins. Now, the mantle of leadership has moved to Robert who will continue the Pendleton legacy of law enforcement within the quaint sea-side hamlet.

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Public Library

Public Library

The Capron Bay Public Library is Doc Eddings home. He is the town Librarian and resident Historian. He can be found everyday at the main desk of the Library. The gang loves going to the old building to see Doc Eddings and to do research. Even though they have all the modern technology at their fingertips, they still like to do some research in person with hard evidence.

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The Beast

The Beast

Brother Kiernan is a Catholic Priest so he doesn't have a lot of personal possessions but since his job requires a lot of technology and a lot of protection, an RV is needed. One that is old looking but at the same time, technologically advanced is deceiving to the average eye. But, Prentice and the Squad aren't your average twelve year-olds.

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St. Paul's

St. Paul's

St. Paul's is the home of Brother Kiernan who is now the resident Priest of the small Catholic Church in Capron Bay. What you see is not always what you get with the Catholic Church. The Old Colonial Church is more than just a house of worship. It served as an end point for the Underground Railroad during the Civil War and today, that shelter is Brother Kiernan's top secret investigatory headquarters.

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Gainey's Fenway Park

Gainey's Fenway Park

Would't you like to have a Wiffle ball field in your back yard that resembles Fenway Park the Cathedral of all baseball stadiums? Yes, Fenway is the greatest stadium ever built. We won't discuss the the one that is just a couple of hours south of it. As Red Sox fans, we don't like them!

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Grammy's House

Grammy's house is now Prentice's house. When they moved back to Capron Bay, she insisted on them moving in with her. The house was big enough. It is a Hugh house and rests right on the marsh leading out to Capron Bay. It is your typical New England farmhouse. Large, white shingles, and wrap around farmer's porch and this one is handicapped accessible which allows for Adam to easy get in and out of the house. The house sits nears one entrance to the Freetown Forest.

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Freetown Forest

Freetown Forest

The forest stands ominously behind Grammy's house and has a path that leads around the marsh to the other side of Capron Bay. But entering the Forest Swampath Trail means you are entering in the Puckwudgies home. Be careful of the Forest Trolls. They don't like humans.

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Chief Pendleton

Chief Robert Pendleton is Prentice's Dad and the newly appointed Chief of the Capron Bay Police Department. He was born in Capron Bay, served in the United States Army and then became a police officer for the Charlotte (NC) Police Department.

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Hog Sheridan

Hog Sheridan

Detective Hank "Hog" Sheridan is Lena's Dad and the senior member of the Capron Bay Police Department. He never rose above the rank of Detective which prevents him from becoming the Chief of Police but he doesn't want the job anyway. He wants his childhood friend Robert Pendleton to become the Police Chief.

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Grammy

Grammy

Grammy is Prentice's Grandmother. She is the matriarch of the family and even the Chief of Police and ranking Detective obey Grammy's orders. She if often baking or cooking for everyone and makes famous brownies that Lena can't keep her hands off.

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Brother Kiernan

Thomas Kiernan is an ordained Priest of the Catholic Church only he doesn't do the just the normal things a Priest does. He works for a special unit of the Vatican that investigates supernatural events and mysteries. He is a very unique member of the Catholic Church but he is also a very unique person as he suffers from Ablinism which means his skin lacks pigmentation. Because of this, he is a creature of the night and when out during the day, he often wears a cloak to protect himself from the sun.

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Doc Eddings

Professor Jonathan Eddings is the town librarian and historian of Capron Bay. He is a former college professor but quickly found out he didn't like teaching in the academic world. So, he became the librarian and has never left. He can be found in his center desk of the library.

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Dumpster Man

Dumpster Man as he is known, is a mystery to Prentice and the people of Capron Bay. The first time he crosses paths with Prentice, he tries to hunt him down and hurt him. Prentice comes out on top during that fight and he throws the man across the parking lot where he slams into the dumpster driving it back into the fence where a fisher cat reminds him that he is the king of the woods. But, is Dumpster Man what he seems?

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Chief Tackna

Chief Tackna is the former Chief of the Wampanoag Indian nation and the grandfather of Dakota. He is a loving grandfather and is very familiar with the events the gang investigates throughout the town. He is good friends with Doc Eddings and will become good friends with Brother Kiernan.

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United States of Scare

Tales of Terror from the Fifty States

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Now Available on Amazon

The Palmetto State's Gamecock Creeper

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Coming Soon: United States of Scare: The Witching Tree of Rhode Island

The Ocean State's Witching Tree

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Welcome everyone! I hope you find yourself here because you are looking for more fun and information about Prentice Pendleton and our friends in Capron Bay of the scary tales from every state in the United States of Scare. If that is what you were searching for, you have found the right place my friend. If not, I have no idea how you clicked your way here but, I welcome you anyway and I hope you continue to wander your way through the world of my imagination and enjoy the ride.

My name is Kevin McGee and I am the author and creator of Prentice Pendleton and the Supernatural Squad of Capron Bay and the new United States of Scare: Terrifying Tales from the Fifty States. My imagination was born in Rhode Island in 1972. From the moment I could walk, I had a baseball glove and ball in my hand. Baseball was everything but I lived in an area where baseball ended with summer. There were no options for Fall baseball and certainly no indoor training facilities that dot the area today. The Patriots were...well...Tom Brady wasn't even born yet so they were terrible. I turned to reading and my imagination to get through the change of seasons until we could get back on the field when the snow cleared and ice melted away.

Everyone loved everything Halloween. The Great Pumpkin reigned supreme in the fall. Charlie Brown trying to kick that football, the World War I flying ace making his way through the French countryside and poor Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin to rise up in that pumpkin patch is a cherished child-hood memory. It made you love fall in the region as the colors turned to Halloween. It was haunted cemeteries, forests, houses, roads, trick-or-treating, scary stories, witches and vampires. It was the one time of year, everyone could be something they weren't and nobody cared. The marketing of the holiday wasn't like it is today. You could enjoy the season without thousands of tourists flocking to pick pumpkins or go on haunted hayrides. It was simple and spectacular.

Once Halloween passed, the snow came. Of course we loved playing football in the snow where it just became what we called muckle. You couldn't hold onto the ball so it became a free-for-all which simply meant...kill the kid with the ball. Eventually, we either got too cold or little Johnny took an ice-ball to the face which would force us inside to enjoy the steaming hot chocolate one of our mom's made. Then, we all read. We read books, comic books or anything else we could get our hands on. It was awesome.

As time went on, baseball got me to college where I graduated with a degree in History but instead of becoming a teacher, I became a police officer. I think that time on the job actually honed my imagination because, as my brothers and sisters out there will tell you, cops come across situations where you couldn't even imagine. You couldn't make some of the stuff up. Once it was time to walk away from the job, I turned to teaching History in High school but it was south in the Carolinas not Rhode Island. My wife and I wanted something different so we packed up the kids and moved to North Carolina where I taught high school history and coached football and baseball for several years.

Now, ten years later and another move (just a little further south to South Carolina) I have finally embarked on my life-long dream of writing. I have written five books within the last year. The Prentice Pendleton and the Supernatural Squad of Capron Bay series and the United States of Scare: Tales from the Fifty States. I hope you enjoy the stories and characters. I have plenty of stories coming for our friends in Capron Bay and I sincerely hope, you enjoy the stories as much as I have enjoyed writing them.

Thank You for wandering around my mind...I mean website.

Kevin



 Highly Recommend! Must Read for all ages! By Brian Jolly on Apr 02, 2021 We struggle to find books for our kids to read that are interesting, as well as good spirited and kid friendly. Our eleven year old has not put this book down, unless told to do so to complete other chores, and school work. He will finish it by tomorrow for sure. He loves reading it, as well as sharing the story with us. Highly Recommend. Have ordered the second in the series, and cannot wait for him to start it. 

Brian Jolly
     

 Tammy Jolly 5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read! Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2021 Verified Purchase Great sequel to Prentice Pendleton Ghost Ship…more action, the only thing that slowed him down from finishing is he didn’t want to finish before the third one came out. Highly recommend for any readers but especially great for high energy boys who don’t like sitting and reading. 

Tammy Jolly
     

 Carolyn Estepa 5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book! Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2021 Verified Purchase I bought this book for my grandson, who is an avid reader. He really likes action books and is a high quality reader. I wanted to see if this would fit his preferences. When I recently visited him he came running to me and said, "Grandma, I loved Prentice Pendleton!" Now, I will be ordering the next two and waiting impatiently for Mr. McGee to publish #4!!! 

Carolyn Estepa
     

 MC 5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!!! Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2021 Verified Purchase I had heard about this book from a friend but thought…this isn’t the type of book I would normally enjoy and thought it was just for kids anyway. I decided to read the introduction anyway. I was completely hooked and couldn’t believe how creative the author was and it grabbed my attention. I finished it pretty fast enjoying every bit of it. I highly recommend for all ages. Great read!!! 

MC
     

 Hilary 5.0 out of 5 stars CAPTIVATED MY READER!!! Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2021 My son is an AVID reader, but is also a bit picky about which books he likes. He was IMMEDIATELY CAPTIVATED by this book and can’t wait to read the next two! How fast can you get out a fourth, Mr. McGee!?! ;) 

Hilary
     
Prentice Pendleton and the Ghost Ship: The Dead Ship of Harpswell

Prentice Pendleton and the Ghost Ship: The Dead Ship of Harpswell

The sea can be a terrifying place. For centuries sailors spoke of instant hurricane like storms appearing from nowhere or sea serpents and monsters surfacing from the murky depths sinking ships and their crew. Maritime history is full or these stories. One of the creepiest sea going legends is that of ghost ships. Whether they are apparitions that bewilder viewers before vanishing into thin air or mysterious vessels found sailing the oceans with no one aboard, they are terrifying legends that were spoken of hundreds of years ago and are still talked about today. The most famous ship is perhaps the Mary Celeste, discovered adrift in the Azores in 1872 without a soul in sight. Its story has continued to fascinate today. While scientific explanations connected to ships like the Mary Celeste will be forever discussed, ghostly ship apparitions are left to the imagination. And while reasonable explanations have been put forth to explain these sighting and the legends around them it can be fun to consider these tales just for themselves, and their ability to captivate our imaginations.

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Prentice Pendleton and the Boo Hags: Don't let the Hag Ride Ya

Prentice Pendleton and the Boo Hags: Don't let the Hag Ride Ya

Vampires and Zombies dominate the world of the undead in stories and movies. Stories of blood-sucking human-like creatures who possess magical powers are evident in hundreds of stories. Vampires are smooth yet scary. The are dead, yet somehow alive and they make for good stories. Zombies, are dead and starving and they represent the modern day fear of a pandemic spreading throughout the world quickly and turning everyone into flesh-eating monsters with no mind of their own. What about a third undead creature who steals your energy and wears your skin? Yep, the Boo Hag exists. At least according to the inhabitants of North and South Carolina who tell stories about these creatures and even though they may not seem as popular as the Vampire or Zombie. They are certainly as deadly!

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Prentice Pendleton: Little Rhody's Legendary Blood Sucker!

Prentice Pendleton: Little Rhody's Legendary Blood Sucker!

Mercy Brown was accused of being a Vampire but not until she was dead. Her family suffered from what everyone called "consumption". We now know it was tuberculosis. Superstitious New Englanders watched as Mercy's family died one by one from the awful disease. The region was in the midst of a Vampire craze and people believed the only way to stop the dying was to dig up Mercy's grave. They did just that but what they found was a perfectly preserved body.

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United States of Scare: The Gamecock Creeper

Since 1949 a strange silvery three-eyed man has been seen all over the University of South Carolina campus. It is believed he lives in the steam tunnels that run all over the city of Columbia.

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United States of Scare: The Witching Tree of Smithfield

United States of Scare: The Witching Tree of Smithfield

In the back of roads of Smithfield, RI lies a three-way intersection. In the middle of the intersection, sits a creepy old dead tree. It was literally right in the middle of the roadway. According to the various legends about the tree, a witch is buried underneath its roots. If you are brave enough, you go around the tree three times and she will appear and chase you to a haunted house up the street.

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On The Road Again With Norwich University Baseball

My trips to watch my son play his senior year of baseball has led to me to love this scrappy baseball team.

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My Heart Was Angry: The Day My Life Changed

When the widow maker comes calling and death is a possibility, you need to re-examine your life.

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Where Have All The Good Men Gone?

Being a Dad and a man in today's society is not easy. It isn't hard either if you're doing the right thing.

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Welcome to the Chief's Corner.

Welcome to the Chief's Corner where you can come and get some some advice, have some fun, express your opinion and remember some good times.

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The Supernatural Squad's review of Raya and the Last Dragon.

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