Needless to say, he was getting more and more scared. He came to a point in the road where he had to pass between two fenced cow fields and on and over a hill. Just past the field was his home.
Right about then, he heard it…the unmistakable sound of…dragging chains!!! Right behind him!!! His heart leaped out of his chest. There was someone…or something…only a few feet behind him, and it had a chain! He just knew it was the devil, coming to drag him to hell. He started to run, not daring to look back into the face of the devil.
Behind him, he heard a low moan…. Obviously, the devil was calling out to him. And worse yet, he heard the sound of hooves on the road as the devil ran after him. All the while, the sound of the jangling chain echoed in his ears. He ran faster than ever, but the devil was closing in. He heard the low, mournful moaning sounds only a few feet away, and that chain!!!
He crested the hill, thankful for the pull of gravity as he sped up going down the other side. In the distance, he saw the lights of his house, and someone was standing on the porch. It was his mother. She was screaming….NO….His mind reeled….She wasn’t screaming. She was…laughing???? Yes! Standing on the porch steps, laughing at him as the devil got ever closer.
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