The Kudzu Kids asked Dr. Lamar for advice on identifying the footprint from the Youngs' flower bed. He helped them come up with a plan to get some reference shoe impressions for comparison.
Rachel McGowan: We need to prove whose footprint that was in the Youngs' flower bed.
Melody Cheever: I just wish there was an easy way to get our suspects’ shoe prints.
Rachel McGowan: Yeah, but I don’t think there’s any way to be sneaky about it.
Dr. Lamar: Have you ever done a science fair at school?
Rachel McGowan: Of course.
Melody Cheever: Yeah, those are always fun!
Dr. Lamar: Well, isn’t your investigation like a science project?
Rachel McGowan: Kinda. We’re trying to get data on our suspects...
Melody Cheever: Ooh, what if we set up a booth like it’s for a school project? We can collect shoe impressions in the name of science!
Rachel McGowan: Yeah! They won’t suspect a thing. They’ll think that they’re just helping us out with our homework.
Melody Cheever: But how are we going to get all the people want? Riley Scott, Joey Sims, Naomi Temple, and Carl Asher?
Rachel McGowan: We'll have to set up somewhere everyone goes ... like the Square!
Melody Cheever: And if they don’t want to do it?
Dr. Lamar: Just use the power of persuasion. Heck, you somehow talked me into helping you (laughing). Do you remember how we used Bubber in camp to make shoe impressions?
Melody Cheever: I think so.
Dr. Lamar: (a square plastic box is in front of him on the desk, which contains Bubber that he’s flattening with a spatula) This will do the trick. Make sure you have it all packed down nice and neat.
Melody Cheever: And then we just have someone step in it, right?
Dr. Lamar: Yep, that will make an impression.
Rachel McGowan: And we’ll just keep the ones from our targets.
Dr. Lamar: Precisely.
Melody Cheever: And hopefully one of those impressions will match the one we found in the flower bed.
Rachel McGowan: Is there any way you could be there, Dr. Lamar? We sure could use your help.
Dr. Lamar: I’ll be there. You don’t have anything to worry about. And I’ll bring plenty of Bubber.