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The Hitchhiker II

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The Hitchhiker II As Sarah turned off the motorway onto the road to Witney, the small village in which she lived, it was four o'clock in the afternoon, but already the sun was falling behind the hills. At this time in December, it would be completely dark by five o'clock. Sarah shivered. It was another ten miles to the cottage where she lived with her husband Bobby, and the gloomy light and windy weather made her feel a little lonely. She would have liked to listen to the radio, but it had been stolen from her car when it was parked outside her office in London about two weeks ago, and she hadn't had time to replace it yet. She was just coming into the little village when she saw the old woman, standing by the road, with a hand-written sign saying "Witney" in her hand. Sarah was surprised. ...read more.


Sarah wanted to make conversation so she wouldn't feel so awkward; the old lady took out a toffee and gave it to Sarah as a gift, for picking her up. Sarah kindly took it, but decided it not to eat it, because she didn't like to take food from strangers. Later, the old woman started to act strange. She kept fidgeting with her bag in an odd way. Sarah was getting more scared by the minute. She looked at her in her rear view mirror and she saw the old lady taking a bloody knife out of her bag. Sarah suddenly panicked silently; she didn't know what to do, Sarah quickly had an idea. She pretended to hit an animal. She gasped in terror to make it seem real as she hit a big piece of wood. Sarah worryingly told the old lady, "I think I hit a animal!!" ...read more.


Sarah tried to hand her the bag but she refused to take it. The girl told her that the bag belonged to her dead grandmother. She said she died in a car accident ten years ago. Sarah almost fainted, and did not believe what she was hearing. The girl assured her that her grandmother had passed away, so the girl told her to go the cemetery and see it with her own eyes. Sarah took off to the cemetery. She looked for the old lady's gravestone and as she got closer to it, she saw the tin of toffees and the red hat she wore. Sarah quickly ran away in panic. A week later, the police did a check on the items the old lady had, including the tin of toffees that they recovered from the gravestone and as they made their examinations, they discovered that the box of toffees was poisonous, and made the victim weak and hallucinate. Also to their surprise, in the bag they found a very sharp bloodstained knife that had just taken a recent victim. Sarah had had a lucky escape! ...read more.

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