“We’re not supposed to trick or treat the houses with no lights on,” said Jack.
“Can’t hurt to check,” Sophie answered. She readied her sack and rang the doorbell again.
The door was opened by a man dressed all in black. Like a ninja. He had a sack, too.
“Trick or Treat!” the kids sang.
“Oh, right,” the man said. “I forgot. Let me see.” He rummaged through his sack. “Here. A pretty brooch for the Little Mermaid, and a golden candlestick for the vampire.”
“Wow. Thanks,” said Sophie, looking at her new brooch. “We thought maybe nobody was home.”
“Nobody is,” the man replied, and he ran off down the street with his sack of treats.