# Everything is gone, but the hearts remain

I have a story to tell. Don't be surprised if the story sounds incomplete; actually I omitted a part of it: or rather, the heart of the story..

There was some cash, but not mine. Some stupid persons had to be removed from the networks. The boss of the metalworkers didn't get a wash. A mixture of sulfur and urea was brought, but Sulea didn't come. This unexpected event didn't happen at the MIT. He raises no chickens. He has the appearance of a skeleton; he's no boss, though. He is indefensible, but not incompetent.

What does this story mean? What could the omitted part be?

• Is this a series of Cryptic Clues? Nov 2, 2016 at 13:31
• @Chris Not quite... ;) Nov 2, 2016 at 13:46
• The accepted answer does not cover the omitted part :)
– m4n0
Nov 2, 2016 at 16:12
• @ManojKumar It does, see towards the end of that answer. Nov 3, 2016 at 3:45

To get started...

There was some cash, but not mine.

Money (cash) - my (mine) = one

Some stupid persons had to be removed from the networks.

Networks - nerks (stupid people, just learned this British slang) = two

The boss of the metalworkers didn't get a wash.

Lathreeve (head officer of a lathe) - lave (wash) = three

A mixture of sulfur and urea was brought, but Sulea didn't come.

Sulfur and urea make Sulfourea, take away Sulea = four

This unexpected event didn't happen at the MIT. (Thanks, @Wu33o!)

Misevent - MIT = seven

He raises no chickens.

heightens (raises) - hens (chickens) = eight

He has the appearance of a skeleton; he's no boss, though.

boniness - boss = nine

He is indefensible, but not incompetent.

untenable (indefensible) - unable (incompetent) = ten

So we're missing the "heart" of the matter. The omitted part could be:

After dropping a couple twenties on it, he listened to an old record. = five (fortyfive - forty)

He stayed away from the City of Angels when he got his vision surgically corrected. = six (lasix - la)

• Nice start! For the fourth line, you may use this :-) Nov 2, 2016 at 14:37
• Is it okay if I add the solution for the MIT event? Nov 2, 2016 at 14:46
• The last one (ten) is not correct. The subtractions are not simply anagrams; they have a definite pattern (as you have probably already noticed). Nov 2, 2016 at 14:47
• @Ankoganit Got it. Will try again. (Penitent seemed like a stretch.) Nov 2, 2016 at 14:48
• Better now. BTW, the only remaining one is a rather uncommon word.:-) Nov 2, 2016 at 14:50