"The meaning of life, For Jeremy Fink to open on his thirteenth birthday"
How are we going to be able to get this box open before his Birthday?
Please don't come up with any stupid plans, Lizzy
Five Hundred keys and no luck!
This is Jeremy Fink. His dad was told that he would die when he was forty but really died at thirty nine when Jeremy was eight. Now at almost thirteen he finds a box in his kitchen with four locked key holes about to send him and his best friend Lizzy on a crazy journey to find the meaning of life.
Where are those keys!
I'm very dissapointed in you kids, you will be working for Mr Oswald as a punishment.
Jeremy showed his best friend, Lizzy, and she immediatley began planning how they would get/find the lost keys and get the box open before Jeremy's thirteenth birthday.
First Attempt; Flea market and Larry's Locks. Neither worked. But neither of them would dare quit now!
Next attempt: Break into Harolds office. Sadly the police catch them after looking in a few places. For punishment they have to work for a man named Mr Oswald and with him they give packages back to people that exchanged them for money during the Great Deppression. It's actually not a bad job for them. THey still are looking for keys and the meaning of life everywhere they go.
They go to visit the fortune teller that told Jeremy's father he would die at fourty and she told Jeremy that they tell everyone that and Jeremy realized that his dad's death could've been prevented.
The last day they have with Mr Oswald he tells them that they can take anything out of his office that they want. Jeremy chooses a suitcase. When he gets home he opens it to find many keys. He Lizzy try each of the keys and they find three working ones. The next day they go to the lake for Jeremy's birthday and lizzy show him the fourth key and they open the box and find a note, rocks, and a playing card.