Wind rattled the chimney, it whipped at the door

    And the lights of the house all went out.

I heard someone screaming from not far away,

    And I felt that a witch was about.


The window panes rattled, the curtains then moved

    And ghostly shapes moved round the wall.

A feeling of terror made me shiver with fear

    As I heard a loud scream in the hall.


A gripping fear caused me to shiver and shake.

    Then I suddenly woke from my dream.

It was only the sound of my brother next door

    And his nightmare had caused him to scream.


Our parents came running to settle us down

    And with comforting words they both said:

“The ghosts only come to plague children who eat

       Cheesy crisps before going to bed.”



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To delight children at bedtime!


By Josie Whitehead

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