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Summary Of Mattie's Short Story: The Haunted House

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It was an in-between time: afternoon bygone, night not yet come, neither summer, nor fall. Leaves had had a six months’ term, but still they hung, dusty and frayed, to the trees. Blooming was past, though. A rose that very morning, round and firm to the eyes as an apple, dropped its petals at Mattie’s feet as suddenly as if winter has exploded in its heart. Days began brisk, were finger-cold in the mornings, as Jess said, but noon there was June heat and coats were a nuisance; and now, Mattie thought, lukewarm, with a funky taste like the last cracker at the bottom of the barrel.

Little Jess finished delivering the eggs to the house early and then went and asked his father if he could go search for buried treasure. He had a dream
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Little Jess was getting tired and was about to give up, but then he hit something hard. “Mattie! Mattie! I think I found something!” exclaimed little Jess, “Come help me get it out!”

Mattie hurried over and helped pull the old wooden box out of the hole. “We should bring this back to the house so that Papa can pry it open,” Mattie said.

Off they ran towards the house. “Papa! Papa! I think I found something, Papa!” proclaimed little Jess.

“Let me have a look, Son, and I’ll open it up,” says Papa. “It looks like a love letter.”

“Love letter? Oh please, Papa, will you read it to us?” says Mattie.

“Dear Mattie, Not a day goes by when my mind does not think of you, you are the reason behind every joy that has ever been a part of my life. You are the one who made me see the beauty of things. Before you came into my life, I was alone and broken. Then you came in and turned my world around and changed everything for the better. I cannot thank you enough. You are every dream of mine come true and I love you with all of my heart and soul. There is and always will be a special place in my heart for you. Stay safe Mattie, and never forget
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