Mr Murphy  

Wandering through the spooky forest I stopped and noticed a large shadow following me. “Hello is anyone there?” No reply. I felt my heart pounding in my chest as I ran to a cave for safety.

Suddenly the shadow appeared in front of the cave. My eyes shut involuntarily and I took a slow breath. I heard footsteps coming towards me. I felt the cave wall behind me – there was a small passageway . I sprinted down it until I found myself back in the foggy dark forest.

It was becoming night so out in the forest there was hardly any sunlight  anywhere. I heard owls hooting and animals rustling in the bushes. It’s raining  and I am freezing so I find shelter in a knot inside a tree trunk.

Just as I was settling into sticks and leaves, I heard a crack! I was shivering with fear as I slowly looked around. I saw a branch fall and then it hit the ground. Bang! I was tired by then so I curled up and fell asleep. When it became day I climbed down the tree to find my way home.

“There you are! Finally, I’ve been looking for you. I believe I have something of yours” said the dark shadow.

“Arrrr okay.” I said fearfully.

“Here! Isn’t this your hat?” asked Mr Murphy the Park Ranger as he stepped into the sunlight.

“Mr Murphy it’s only you. You sure look scary in that big black coat,” I said happily.

“Of course it’s me, who did you think it was?”

“Oh don’t worry – anyway thanks for finding my hat. Have a good day,” I said, as I walked out of the forest.