Then just as
quickly as they came, they disappeared behind the trees. Kiana put her hands on her hips, "I am not afraid of ghosts! An owl flew out of a tree. "Hoot,
Hoot!" it cried. "That's not a ghost" said Kiana, "that's an owl!" Then they heard something say "Whoooo"
white shapes scurried behind a tree. "Those are not owls, those are ghosts!" Pepper said. They ran into the house and shouted for TJ, Joe, and Daddy, but they
did not answer. Grandma came downstairs and said, "what's all the commotion down here?" "We thought we saw a ghost" "and we can't find Daddy," said Kiana. "We think they stole Joe and Grandpa too!" Suddenly, the three ghosts leaped out from behind the
trees and ran through the garage. Grandma grabbed a stick and said "I will not hide, I will make those ghosts tell me where they are." Just then the
door burst open and the three ghosts ran into the house. "Whoooo!" said
one of the ghosts. "What have you done with Grandpa? And where are the boys?" Grandma
said, shaking her stick at them. "Wee will tell yoooou where they are," said the biggest ghost in a ghostly voice.
"But firrst you must
give us some choocolate to eat. Whoooo!" Christina grabbed the bowl of candy and gave it to the biggest ghost. He
pulled off his cover to eat.
"It's Daddy!" Christina cried. Then she pulled the covers off the other two. "Just as I suspected, Joe and TJ!"
"Oh my! said Grandma, "We've been tricked for a treat!"
Based on the story "A Bear, a Bobcat and Three Ghosts"
by Anne Rockwell