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  • Chapter 1: The Sailor's House

  • Amelia

    The sky was getting dark and the wind was picking up.

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  • I should have been home an hour ago.

  • I had been at my friend Charlotte's house and let the time get away from me.

  • Amelia

    It was a good four miles to my house by road, but only a few minutes walk if I cut through the woods.

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  • I walked fast.

  • The wind was whipping the tops of the trees, making them look like giant paint brushes, coloring the sky.

  • Amelia

    A loud clap of thunder made me jump.

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  • A drop of rain as big as a quarter hit my face.

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    Amelia

    β€œHere it comes,”

  • Amelia

    I said out loud.

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  • I picked up my pace until I came to a clearing in the woods.

  • This is the part of the trail that we feared, dreaded.

  • Amelia

    Here in this clearing sat the Sailor's house.

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  • I stopped.

  • The rain was coming down in buckets.

  • Amelia

    I looked and didn't see the old Sailor, or his wild dog.

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  • There was another bright flash of lightning, and I swear I felt the heat of it.

  • Immediately, a loud boom of thunder shook the ground.

  • Amelia

    The Sailor's wild dog started barking.

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