Jimmy Spencer was only ten years old and scared to go into the woods behind his house. His older brother Steven would tell him stories about a man that lived in a cabin in the woods that liked to kill children with his sharp axe. During the day Jimmy's brother would dare him to go into the woods, but Jimmy was so scared that if he did he might be on the old man's chopping block behind his cabin.
One day when Jimmy was playing in his backyard all alone, he thought he heard a voice coming from within the woods calling his name. Jimmy first thought it was the wind howling so he just kept bouncing the rubber ball off the back wall of his house. Then he'd thought he heard a voice again coming from within the woods. Sure enough he did so he went to see who was calling his name. Just as he stepped foot in the woods his brother Steven jumped out of a bush. Jimmy just about jumped out of his pants. Steven started laughing and said, “What's the matter scaredy cat? Afraid the old man might get you.” Jimmy replied, “That's not funny, you scared the crap out of me.” Steven said, “You should have seen the look on your face, scaredy Cat.” “Quit calling me scaredy cat. I'm going to tell Mom on you”, said Jimmy in a frightened voice. “Go right ahead! Scaredy Cat! Scaredy Cat! I can't believe you're that scared to go into the woods. You're the biggest chicken I've ever met in my life”, exclaimed Steven. “No I'm not! I'll prove it to you. I'll go right now,” said Jimmy in a shaky voice. “I'll be waiting, just to make sure you don't chicken out,” laughed Steven. Jimmy set off into the dark thick forest all alone.
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