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"Actually, I haven't gotten any shoplifters in a while." I set down the punch and headed back into the front of the shop.

"Just lucky?"

"Well, that, or the Sneakoscope your brothers connected to the door may have something to do with it. I mean, it's hard to nick something from behind the glass of the cases, but since they put that in, a person so much as thinks about swiping a watch and the door locks and the alarm goes off."

"Alarm?" I gestured to an ordinary alarm bell, mounted on the wall. He seemed surprised. "What, no dancing penguin?"

"Nope. I figure they figured an ordinary bell from them would be more of a shock than something crazy."

The Family Clock, Chapter 3

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