Original fiction A long time ago, there was a very old house in the English countryside. Near the house was a small town, and all of the townspeople said they were terrified to go inside. One day, two little boys were playing when one of them suggested entering the house. When they asked their mothers for permission, however, they both said no. The next morning, the boys went to the house anyway. As they were standing outside, they changed their mind. Before they could run away, however, the door swung open. That evening the two boys didn't come home and their mothers became very worried. They set out for the house and asked the townspeople to help them. Although the house was a terrifying place, they knew they had to go inside. When the townspeople arrived at the house, they could see the door was open. They knew the two boys must be inside and they were very worried, but when they entered the house, they found the boys talking to an old man - the owner of the house. He wasn't so terrible after all. In fact, he seemed quite kind. The people of the town were very surprised. From then on, the terrible old house became a children's playground. Raymond is a student at Hou Kong Middle School in Macau.