Book of Short Stories, By Fifth Grade Pupils

A Book Of Short Stories page 19

A Scare

Louis Schroeder

One night last week about midnight, when we were all in bed, there came a rap on the door. My father got up to see what it was. He opened the door and looked all around but couldn't see anything. My sister's pocketbook lay on the table.

All of a sudden the rap came on the back door. My father went to see who it was. When he got there nobody was there. So he closed and locked the door. He went in to lock the front door. To his horror he found the door wide open and my sister's purse gone.

The next morning we heard about three other robberies around the town. About a month later they found the men who did it. They were arrested and sent to prison.

Louis Schroeder

School No. 27