"Huh?", I said, looking around.
"Over here!", said the voice. It was coming from behind the bushes.
I was going to run away
but a hand reached out and grabbed me! I
screamed, fearing the worst. The hand pulled me to the ground and covered up my
mouth! I looked up to see the monster but to my surprise the thing wasn't a
monster at all! I I stopped screaming. The thing was just a girl! The girl
said, "Hi, my name is Mallory. Who are you?" I was still too astonished to
speak or even hear clearly, so I just lay there with my mouth open. So the girl
said, "Well, what's your name?"
"T-T-T-e-e-r-r-i-i," I stammered.
"What?", the voice said, confused.
"TERI!", I screamed.
"O.K.", said the voice contentedly. "LISTEN UP!" yelled the thing.
"Huh?", I said.
"Were you listening?" the voice asked.
"NO!" I said truthfully.
"Here, let me help you up." the girl said. She reached her hand down to
mine. I reached my hand slowly up to hers. She looked friendly enough. "Now
here's the plan," she said. "At night you and I will dress up like ghosts and
scare your troop!"
"Are you crazy?", I said without thinking, "We will get caught."