By Steve Brezenoff
Fourteen-year-old Ben Summers has began seeing issues. whilst he strikes right into a immense urban residence along with his dad and older brother, Ben meets a tender neighbor who retains disappearing. while he eventually follows her, she leads him into possibility!
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It was very heavy, and it creaked a little, but it did open. Silently, Ben stuck his head into the doorway and looked inside. He clicked on his flashlight and shined it into a long hallway. His flashlight shed light on trash on the floor, cracked tiles, and peeling paint on the ceiling and the walls. The plaster was moldy and crumbling away in some places. 44 “Forrest was right,” Ben whispered to himself. “This building is abandoned. ” Suddenly Ben felt something scurry across his foot and he jumped.
Ben didn’t mind so much, since he was busy searching for Kaya in the food line. “Over here, boys,” Dad said after they all went through the line. He had claimed three spots on a table in the middle of the room. Ben kept his eyes open for Kaya. He could barely stay in his seat. After taking a few bites of food, he got up and walked around the big dining hall in the basement, just hoping to spot the girl. ” called Forrest from the bench where he was still seated with their father. ” Ben rolled his eyes.
37 He grabbed the door’s handle, trying to decide if he should open it. A chill ran up and down his back. It was a weird feeling. It was the same feeling he had once on Halloween back in Montville, when he had dared to trick-or-treat at the old Tyler Mansion, which everyone said was haunted. He had scared himself silly that night. He had been thinking and worrying so much about seeing a ghost that he actually saw one. Or thought that he did. “This is ridiculous,” Ben muttered to himself. ” The door handle felt cold.