Nobody ever saw who lived in the house with the blue door. All they saw was that every evening, 10 clean, empty milk bottles stood outside the door and every morning the 10 full bottles would be taken inside.
“I’ll bet it is a witch,” said Nat. His 12-year old face glowed with excitement.
“I don’t believe in witches,” said Jimmy. “It’s just not scientific.”
“How does the milk get inside then? We’ve been watching the door for three days and as soon as the milk truck is gone, the bottles just disappear.”
“We’ll find out now.” Jimmy took the skeleton key out of his pocked. Noiselessly the boys crept to the door. It opened easily.
Ten cats stared at them. They looked like ordinary cats, except for the eyes. Instead of slit pupils, they had glowing red circles.
“Welcome,” said the grey Persian. “We’ve been expecting you. We needed human subjects.”
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