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The old house As I was approaching the house, the surroundings seemed to change. The air became misty all of a sudden. The weather became cold and when I looked towards the trees, it looked as if they were alive. I turned my concentration away from the trees, which had started to make me shiver, and continued my journey towards the house. Moving towards the gates that separated the house from the entire road that led to all the other houses, I noticed that almost all the plants that surrounded the entrance were ruined. I walked to the gates and pushed them open. Entering the compound, I tried to keep my focus away from the cemetery that was located on the right. The weird thing was the darkness of the cemetery. It was dismal. The sight was frightening. Just as I couldn't bare to look any further, I noticed some movements. The movements came from one of the graves. I took another look at the grave, and then rubbed my eyes to make sure what I was seeing was real. A young girl, about the age of eight, dressed in a beautiful white gown, was staring at me; she stretched her hands out and motioned for me to come. Frightened, I turned round and ran towards the house. ...read more.


I took on my heels and walked towards the corridor to the next room. The next room was located on the left, and unlike the first room, the door was beautifully carved. Above the entrance was a picture of a young girl; under the picture was written 'God Be With Thee'. Seeing this made me believe that this house was definitely a holy place once. I entered the room and looked around. The room was beautiful it had a wonderful aroma. The room smelled like lavender. Nonetheless, I was puzzled for no soul had lived in that house for over hundred years. It made me wondered if someone lived in the house, but what I saw next answered my thoughts. A little bit away from me was a table, the table consisted of six chairs and on the table are six plates and cutleries. The table had been laid ready for meal. I guessed then that the room was the dinning room. I walked to the centre of the room and looked all around. Further away at the back I noticed a buffalo's head. The head was standing just above the cupboard. Something about the buffalo made me shivered. I looked up at the buffalo's side of the room, as I gazed at the buffalo I could see blood dripping from its mouth. ...read more.


I got up the stairs and looked at the first room in front of me. On the door of the room it said ' To Our Beloved Daughter', I tried opening the door but it would not open. I pushed, but nothing worked. I looked down both sides of the corridor and noticed how exciting the hallway looked. There were pictures from all over the world. There were four cupboards containing trophies from different types of sports. I tried to open the door to the cupboard but it would not open, even though it was over hundred years old. I took out a spare key that I carried everywhere I go. I put the key into the keyhole and turned. Just then some kind of alarm started to go off somewhere in the house. Just as the door opened I was rushed by different kinds of animals. The tiger mat, the two statues at the entrance and of course the buffalo. I struggled as much as I could and ran down the stairs and out the front door. I ran all the way to the gate, but just as I was about to open the door the little girl appeared again holding a soft toy. As soon I saw the animal I ran right through the gates. And that was when I realised the gates were invisible. I walked as far as I could from the house then I turned round to see the house sank. It was a nightmare. 1 TOSIN BALOGUN (12MA) ...read more.

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