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Night of the Lion

One dark night Jim, Jake, and their little brother Adam decided to stay home to watch the Haley's Comet fly over. The news stations had been airing story, after story about the rarity of the comet's pass over the sky's and it seemed to them that to not watch it would be completely stupid. Little did they know that this night was not going to be a fun filled night instead the worst night of their lives. Jim and Jake are 18 year-old fraternal twins that were inseparable and loved life. Adam who was 11 years old and little shy, was their little brother who was always picked on. Adam loved astronomy and he was really sad when he heard that he had to spend this momentous night with his mean brothers. Their mother made Jim and Jake spend time with their brother instead of going to a huge party with their other friends. They all lived in a small eastern town called Rockport but it was known for the famous Rockport Zoo.

"Adam, get that telescope out of the garage so you can be entertained and shut up", yelled Jim.

"OkayÐ'..." replied Adam. Adam went to the garage to find the telescope. He dug and dug through the endless junk and it appeared. He took out to the porch and set it up like his brother told him to do.

"Hey Adam when is your bed time", asked Jake.

"I don't have one!" barked Adam. "And your not leaving me here alone or I'll tell Mom." He laid on the couch and sneered at his brothers. He turned on the TV and started to watch the news for news on the comet. They newscaster said that the comet would pass over at 12:00am that night and would stay in the sky until almost 1:00am.

"Well, Adam it's ten now, are you sure you can stay up that late?" asked Jim laughing.

"Shut up!" yelled Adam. He looked back at to see a breaking news story.

" We interrupt this program to bring you breaking news live at the Rockport Zoo. We have obtained news that a very dangerous lion has escaped his compound and is lurking the area. The lion on the loose has a rabid like disease that makes him extremely aggressive. There are many Zoo officials and police officers working on finding the lion but so far there is no trace of him. This certain lion was brought here from a part of Africa that is known for it's blood thirsty lions. This animal is very dangerous and is still at large .For all of the residents of Rockport, Virginia please stay inside your homes and lock your doors.

"Holy Cow, guys did you hear that!" said Adam.

"Yes, Adam but we are twelve miles from that Zoo and they will find him before he travels twelve miles" said Jake.

"Yeah, we're totally fine there's no way he'd just pick our house to come to anyways. So don't be a baby about it!" said Jim.

"Whatever, I'm still locking all the windows and doors" said Adam. "Come to think of it we can look through the scope indoors to."

"No way, we are not going to waist this night and look at the comet through a window. Besides we'll be able to see it much better outside, the light from inside will screw it up", said Jim.

"Alright then, but I still have a weird feeling about the whole thing", agreed Adam. About an hour and a half passed as Adam was readying the scope and Jim and Jake watched TV. The low night fog started to roll in but did not threaten the view of the comet because it was only about ten feet high.

"Hey, Jim, Jake look at this weird fog", said Adam.

"Oh, it's nothing", said Jake.

"Yeah it happens sometimes, but not usually this time of year thoughÐ'...", said Jim.

"Yeah, your right. That's odd", said Jake.

"Well if you guys say it's not much then we're fine, I guess", said Adam. He looked out the window at the nebulous fog. Just then the fog seemed to move oddly as if something big was walking in it. "Whoa, did you see that!"



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