11 THE GUESTS  

jasonabadboy4u 30M
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6/10/2006 4:36 pm

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11 THE GUESTS

11 THE GUESTS
A young man and his wife were on a trip to visit his
mother. Usually they arrived in time for supper. But they
had gotten a late start, and now it was getting dark. So
they decided to look for a place to stay overnight and go
on in the morning. Just off the road, they saw a small
house in the woods. "Maybe they went rooms," the wife said.
So they stopped to ask. An elderly man and woman came to
the door. They didn't rent rooms, they said. But they would
be glad to have them stay overnight as their guests. They
had plenty of room, and they would enjoy the company. The
old woman made coffee and brought out some cake, and the
four of them talked for a while. Then the young couple were
taken to their room. They again explained that they wanted
to pay for this, but the old man said he would not accept
any money. The young couple got up early the next morning
before their hosts had awakened. On a table near the front
door, they left an envelope with some money in it for the
room. Then they went on to the next town. They stopped in a
restaurant and had breakfast. When they told the owner
where they had stayed, he was shocked. "That can't be," he
said. "That house burned to the ground and the man and the
woman who lived there died in the fire." The young couple
could not believe it. So they went back the house Only now
there was no house. All they found was a burned-out shell.
They stood staring at the ruins trying to understand what
had happened. Then the woman screamed. In the rubble was a
badly burned table, like the one they had seen by the front
door. On the table was the envelope they had left that
morning.


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