I ran through the narrow foot path that had taken me to the tree house.
I didn't stop until I got to my tent and was in my bunk. "Why are you running?
You look like you just saw a ghost!" whispered Jen.
I told her everything. I told her about Mallory scaring me and about
the monster. To my surprise Jen said, "You must be a baby. You must go back or
you are a baby. She probably just put on a mask or some makeup." Usually I
would just laugh but this time she had called me a baby! If there is one thing
I can't stand, it is for someone to call me a baby. So I jumped out of my
bunk and went back up the narrow foot path towards the tree house.
There was a full moon out which made the forest bright but inside the
tree house, the moon cast shadows. The tree house had any eery glow coming out
of it. At first I didn't want to go in but then I remembered what Jen had said.
I ran across the path wide eyed and alert, ready for anything. When I reached
the tree house I gasped. "M-A-L-L-O-R-Y," I stammered.
"Teri!", someone said. It didn't sound like Mallory. "It's me Jen."
called the whispering voice. I shown my flashlight at her. She was in a white
sheet with a hood.
"Why the outfit? Why did you come? Why are you here?", I asked.
"Well I saw you walk down the forbidden footpath and..." Jen stopped
talking. Her eyes were on the tree house. "Quick, lets go!", Jen squeaked.
"Why?" I asked. Jen was pretty brave, well usually. Jen was running
back. Mallory came down dressed the same way that Jen was. Mallory was also in
a white dress with a hood.
"Come on, lets go!", Mallory yelled. She sounded very happy! She was
followed by seven other girls all dressed in white gowns with hoods. Mallory
and I and the seven other girls trouped silently up the footpath back towards
Rushing up the footpath, Mallory threw a white dress with a hood to me
and said, "Psst, Teri, put the costume on!" So I did. It was a cold night and
the costume was not very comfortable but I put it on anyway. As I pulled it
over my head I realized I was shivering. I looked up and everyone was gone.
"Hey! Where are you guys?" I screamed.