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It was a beautiful country house on top of a hill overlooking the valley. During the summer it is possible to see for miles around and appreciate the beauty of nature.

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English coursework It was a beautiful country house on top of a hill overlooking the valley. During the summer it is possible to see for miles around and appreciate the beauty of nature. Mathew was watching his favourite game show from his dad's favourite armchair with his feet up on the coffee table. His parents had gone out for the evening. This is the life he thought to himself. There it was that was the second time he'd heard that thud. The first time he had heard the thump he did not take much notice of it. Mathew clicked the television silent, straining his ear against the storm that had suddenly sprung up. It splattered the roof with a mixture of rain and hail. He could see fog floating across the window glass seeking shelter from the thunderous wrath of the Gail force winds. The second thump had come from upstairs, as though someone, or something, had knocked a book to the floor. ...read more.

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He was sure he could hear his own heart beat. Mathew reached for the phone, preparing to phone his parents again, but winced at the thought of what his parents may say. He had last spoken to them an hour ago and they had reassured him that everything will be fine and that he was only worrying himself unnecessarily. "Dad it's me again." He said weakly into the phone. Despite trying to sound brave, his voice quivered unsteadily. "How long do you think you'll be now?" he asked impatiently. After a short pause, his dad sighed and said, "Won't be more than a couple of hours Mathew" "But dad, I heard someone upstairs!" "Now Mathew we've already talked about this, you mustn't let your imagination run away with you." Mathew knew he wasn't going to be able to convince his dad. "Just watch some TV and make yourself a cup of tea, we won't be long now." ...read more.

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Mathew switched on the lights and saw a branch of a tree through his broken bedroom window As another jolt of lightening crackled over his head illuminating the bedroom, Mathew saw a branch of a tree through his broken bedroom window. "So that's what's been making all the noise up here." Mathew then switched on the light "You're an owl," Mathew shouted his heart pounding. He tossed the walking stick over his shoulder and grabbed handfuls of his hair. "Its just a stupid owl" He didn't know whether to laugh or cry. The owl rotated his head from side to side, oblivious to Mathew's state of mind and continued to stare at Mathew. "Just an owl," Mathew whispered again as he kneeled down on the floor with relief. "were you as frightened as me? You scared me half to death." "I do let my imagination run away with me sometimes." "Imagination indeed" the man whispered from the far corner of the room. The dim yellow light shone off the knife in his fist. ...read more.

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