04 Monsters 1 of 5

1. Stupid

Tom had filched a fresh liver from the butchers. He was the best at filching stuff. Will had brought one of his father’s knives.

Jack was the one to place the liver in the trap. The other boys had hidden themselves where they could see him. The first dog had already been lured by the smell, but it dared not approach. Jack backed away from the trap and said some nice encouraging words. The dog stretched out its head as far as it would go, sniffing, drooling. Its ribs stuck out almost an inch to each side. It took a careful step forwards. Jack backed away further, smiling. One of the other boys snickered, but was silenced by an elbow.

The dog looked around. The boys tried to be still as statues. The dog bounded forwards, snatched the liver, and the boys pulled the rope. The dog’s legs were tangled. As it fell, it released the liver from its jaws. Jack jumped at the liver and made sure it was out of harms way, as the other boys overwhelmed the dog and held it down tight for Will. Will grabbed the dog’s tail and swiped with his father’s knife. The dog yelped, and Will held his trophy aloft. Blood dripped from the end of the tail. All the boys cheered.

The dog howled and snapped at the boys. But they held on until it tired. Then they untangled it from the trap. Whimpering and bleeding the dog trotted off while the boys laughed at its stupidity.

Then they set the trap again.

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  1. What!
    That is such a sad story. The boys did a horrendous thing.
    The story is described well by you, but I hope its not true.

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    • It is sad, very sad. There is a reason for the title.
      It’s not written over any real event that I know of, and I hope it never happened.
      Thank you for reading.

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  2. Very well written story! Sad, but good.

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  3. Hmmm. I have a sneaky suspicion those boys are headed for trouble…

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