Hashbrown Winters and the Phantom of Pordunce - Book 3

  • Chapter 1 - Terror Awakens

  • Narrator

    Deep beneath Pordunce Elementary, something troublesome was brewing.

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  • None of the teachers or students had any idea what was happening.

  • They had all gone home for the evening.

  • Even Ms. Borfish sat in her trailer, watching the Home Shopping Network and laughing hysterically.

  • They were selling peat mossโ€” her favorite episode.

  • Down under the floors, below the cafeteria where the leftover tuna casserole rotted in plastic tubs, something was moving.

  • Two somethings.

  • Pepper and Siegfried were on the roll.

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    Twinkles

    โ€œGet back here you varmints!โ€

  • Narrator

    Twinkles shouted.

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  • He spun around and clacked his tap shoes together.

  • Siegfried and Pepper were two of Twinklesโ€™s hamsters, and they were rolling amok in their plastic balls.

  • Down the narrow hallway they ran, smacking into each other.

  • What was wrong with them anyway?

  • It was almost as if the hamsters were driven by some mystical force.

  • Narrator

    Up ahead, Siegfried and Pepper arrived at the fork in the pathway and Twinkles stopped, resting his hand against the stone walls.

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  • The hamsters paused briefly and then shot off to the right.

  • Twinkles smiled.

  • They had chosen a dead end.