By: Gabriella Balcom
Sevenyearold Ernie noticed a tootsie roll on the floor. Licking his lips, he unwrapped and ate it. A glint caught his eye and he found a Hershey's kiss, devouring it.
Other treats lay here and there. He followed the trail to the basement door, going down the stairs. Seeing M&Ms on the ground, he grabbed them.
Two rats emerged from behind Ernie, rapidly grew larger, and overpowered the boy.
"He's not big enough," Mrs. Greyfur said. "Everyone is coming."
"Don't worry," Mr. Greyfur replied. "We'll lure a big one next, and we'll have plenty for our Christmas feast."