Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The local kids were cautious near Old Mrs. Boston's house. "She's off her rocker," said Johnny Cramer. "They say she broke a boy's arm once for being cheeky to her."
"Well I heard the police found skelingtons in her back garden," said Petey Braitwaite. "Only they couldn't send her to prison because she's mental."
"I heard she was a teacher once." Philip Cross hunkered down, pulling the other two down with him out of sight of the blank stare of the windows. "I heard she set fire to the school and burned all the kids to death."
The three of them looked at the house and shuddered. Philip felt the reassuring smooth weight of a stone in his hand.
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