Once upon a Halloween two brothers and one sister, in fact they were triplets, went trick or treating. Patrick was dressed as Dobby the house elf, Josef was dressed as a vampire hunter, and Daisy was a dictionary. While the boys were singing “Trick or Treat smell my feet give me something good to eat”, they didn’t notice that they were walking onto Hallo Street (short for Halloween Street). On this street there lived a witch and she was going to make Halloween spookier with a special fog. But something wasn’t right with her spell.
At the first house, a jack-o-lantern rose from its perch and demanded “Give me a proper head!” He grew bigger and bigger in size. Daisy jumped behind Patrick because she is afraid of almost anything. Josef didn’t think it was real and laughed. Luckily, Patrick was now paying attention and he gave his Dobby mask to the jack-o-lantern. It shrank down to its normal size and through the mask they could see it smiling. They knocked on the door and got some treats from a Frankenstein.
They worked their way through the fog to the next house. They stumbled into the garden because the fog was so thick they couldn’t find a sidewalk. Then they saw a bunny. It wasn’t an ordinary bunny. The bunny had two pointy teeth sticking out of its upper gum, grayish brown fur and glowing red eyes! The bunny was sitting in a patch of withered black tomatoes, cabbages and pumpkins. It looked at them and hissed! Josef said to his brother and sister, “Oh no! It’s a bunnicula!” Patrick and Daisy screamed.
Because he was a vampire slayer he had a garlic necklace! Just the sight of it made the bunnicula whimper. He tossed the garlic at the bunny and Poof! It was back to normal – white fur, brown eyes and no pointy teeth. They walked to the door and rang the doorbell. “Just a minute!” someone called. Then the door opened and a mummy said, “Have you seen my pet bunny?” They told her it was in the garden. She gave them candy and they helped her through the fog to the garden. She screamed when she saw her vegetables, grabbed her bunny and ran back to her house. “Be careful!” she warned them.
The fog was really spooky. Their legs were unsteady, their eyes had no sense of direction and their arms felt heavy and tired. It was hard to stay awake. Soon the fog sort of rose and they found themselves at a gate leading to an old mansion. On top of the stone gate were two gargoyles guarding the bridge that crossed the stream. Suddenly one came to life! His wings flapped, and his breath smoked and smelled like hot chili peppers. He said, “If you can answer this riddle, I will let you pass. What can be swallowed but can swallow you?” Patrick and Josef were so scared they fainted. Amazingly, Daisy was still standing. It’s up to me, a dictionary. The gargoyle held his breath. She thought hard and long and then answered, “Your pride.” “Noooooo!!!” he cried out as he turned back into a statue.
Daisy ran to the stream and scooped water up in her hands. She threw it on her brothers’ faces to wake them up. “What the…?” said Patrick. “Hey! What?” cried Josef. They were really proud of their sister and gave her high fives. They turned around, passed through the gate, crossed the bridge and slowly headed toward the mansion. They had learned to be cautious this Halloween. The mansion seemed to be a 100 feet tall. There were stone carvings all over and a welcome mat with a skull was at the door. Patrick and Josef each grabbed a big, fat steel square knocker. Daisy held their bags. Three big booms sounded with each knock.
The witch opened the door and said, “Wow! You’re my first trick or treaters!” They told her, “There’s a terrible fog outside and you can hardly see. And lots of creepy things happened on our way here too!” The witch was surprised and asked, “What do you mean fog and creepy things?” (The witch didn’t want them to know she caused the fog, so she acted surprised). Patrick said, “At the first house a jack-o-lantern went crazy and wanted a proper head! So I gave him my mask.” Josef said, “At the second house there was a bunnicula surrounded by black, wilted vegetables. He hissed at us so I threw my garlic necklace at him.” Daisy said, “At your gate a gargoyle came to life and I had to solve his riddle to cross the bridge.” (Oh dear, thought the witch, I’ve messed up Halloween for everybody).
“Amazing!” the witch said, “I hope the fog clears soon.” She gave them each two packages of bubble gum. She closed the door and went to her cauldron and fixed the spell. Patrick, Josef and Daisy went trick or treating at the rest of the houses because the fog had lifted. When they got home they counted all their candy while they chewed their gum and blew bubbles.