I’m a sleek black cat.
Herman loves me. He pets me, soft.
There’s the jack-o-lantern, eyes shining bright and happy!
This is my favorite time of year.
The days are shorter. Night falls sooner.
The jack-o-lanterns give the first lights of the winter to come.
Don’t worry. It’s just the neighborhood owl.
He still lives in the oak tree. But he’s too old to be spooky.
Hissssss! Did that crow cackle at me?
THUMP THUMP! What was that?
I jump onto Herman’s bed and curl into his neck.
Mom opens the door.
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