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Wait 'til Martin comes.

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 by
Hai. Wait 'til Martin comes.

"Shall we do it now?"

Uh-oh.

From Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, written by Alvin Schwartz and with some of the most horrific art found anywhere created by Stephen Gammell:

Wait Till Martin Comes.

An old man was out walking when a storm came up, so he looked for a place to take shelter. Soon he came upon a rundown house. He ran up on the porch and knocked on the door, but no one answered.

By now the rain was pouring down, thunder was booming, and lightening was flashing. He tried the door, and when he found it unlocked, went in.

Except for a pile of wooden boxes, the house was empty. He broke up some boxes and made a nice fire. He soon fell asleep from the warmth it gave off. When he woke up a black cat was sitting near him. It stared at him for awhile, then began purring.

"That's a nice cat", he thought and dozed off again. When he opened his eyes, there was a second cat in the room. But this one was as big as a wolf! It looked at him very closely and it asked, "Shall we do it now?" "No", said the other cat. "Let's wait till Martin comes."

"I must be dreaming," thought the old man. He closed his eyes again. Then he took another look. But now there was a third cat in the room, and this one was as big as a tiger! It looked the old man over and asked, "Shall we do it now?" "No," said the others. "Let's wait till Martin comes."

Hearing that,the old man jumped up, jumped out the window and started running. "When Martin comes, you tell him I couldn't wait," he screamed!

(This one, of course, is for Jenny Jeen.)

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