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The next day we went to the pet shop. We bought lots of cats and plenty of cat food for the long drive. I was hidden in a little pocket in front of the passenger seat so that the cats didn’t feed away at me first.
A week later, we were there, in front of the castle. We were astonished. We never thought we would actually make it. As I walked closer, I noticed that there was an empty hole in the door. “Perfect,” I said. As I walked in, I noticed there were lots of fireplaces, and they were all on. I crept to the grand high witch’s room. I remained silent so I wouldn’t be noticed by any of the witches. When I got there, I found another hole in the door. I didn’t know why all the doors had holes in them. I looked for the mouse maker formula. I tried to think, “Where would she put it?” My mind was blank. I looked through every drawer, no mouse maker.
As I crawled over to the closet, I noticed that there was a cabinet that read, “Secret Formulas”. Bolting over, I grabbed a hold of the knob and swung it open. There were all kinds of deadly things inside; acid, frog warts, platypus tail, even werewolf hair. But underneath all of the dangerous ingredients was the mouse maker, itself! I grabbed it and held it close to my chest. I scurried feverishly down the stairs. As I headed down, I saw a witch drilling a hole in a door. Then, I realized the holes are for the other witches so they can climb through.
When I got to the door, I opened it up. I ran to my Grandma’s car screaming, “I got it!” Grandma opened the door. She grabbed it quickly. She shouted and cheered, “Hooray!” Then, the next day I went through the crack and went directly to the kitchen. I didn’t find any bowls of cereal, pots of soup, or big pies lying around, so I left.
At night, I sneaked back in to the kitchen. I spotted a big pot of soup. I looked inside to make sure they hadn’t just finished it, and sure enough, they hadn’t. I wondered how this trip had turned out so smoothly, but at the same time, I was jumping for joy. As I dumped the mouse maker into the soup, I heard the grand high witch announce, “Supper time!” I dumped the rest of the formula into the soup just in time to make it to the door.
After I escaped, I crawled through the hole and watched. Some mice and some witches came. When I saw them line up in front of the soup, I felt proud. They all poured their soup into their bowls and starting eating away. About an hour later, I heard shrieking from inside the castle. I ran over and saw some witches were growing tails! Triumphant at last…I went back to the car and told Grandma that it was time.
We brought the cats from inside their cages and opened up the door. There was no alarm, which was a relief. Then we opened up the cages, and all the cats ran free. We shut the door quickly so no cats went for me. Quickly, we jumped into Grandma’s car and drove home.
A week later we were home. We remained silent about the witch project until we were sure that no witches survived. When we were positive, we told everyone about the witches and what we had done to them. Also, when I was there, I found the UNDO formula. I put it in my mouse food, and in the next 24 hours, I felt a lot taller. I looked in the mirror and I was me again! I was glad to me and nothing else, Maxwell Lindsey Anderson, and I was here to stay!
Article posted November 18, 2009 at 09:57 PM •
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