English Language and Literature Resources
The detective was walking with diﬃculty
through the bushes.
ch in hand, he tried
to reach the scene of the fatal accident.
What would have led these teenagers
to risk their lives in such a dark place?
In the darkness he saw a slight glow
It was a horse-drawn carriage. Odd,
what would it be doing just parked there?
No one was inside, but what the poor
unfortunate man found left him speechless
On a half-broken tablet he found some
horrifying photographs in the gallery
of them showed paintings made years
ago. Now that was suspicious.
had burned down with its inhabitants more
than a century ago. How could they have
taken those pictures?
His legs did not respond. With a last breath
of air he managed to pull himself back and
run into the forest as fast as he had ever
The structure was badly deteriorated. It was
impossible for the students to have gone in
ere was little left of the place.
The detective moved a little further
hear the sound of the waves crashing against
the rocks of the cliﬀs.
ig storm. Perhaps he should
postpone the search for the boys and girls.
He had arrived at the scene of the accident.
The terriﬁed detective took a quick
glance upwards. What he
discovered made his blood run cold.
What was that?
It looked like a sacriﬁcial
No, it couldn't be. He had to run away from
that cursed nightmare at that very moment.
The fearful man turned around with such
bad luck that he fell into a very deep hole.
He had no time to think.
reached his ears from close by
Just a moment. Something caught his eye.
mall esplanade opened up through the forest.
Garden of Sleep
It was said that all kind souls were resting there.
After several minutes without stopping he
decided to look back.
ere was no sign of
My friend. Shall you join my
eternal family and play a game?