The Fortune Hunters Author:Joan Aiken Annette's eyes could make out the strange light that was playing on her ceiling. Could someone be in her garden with a light? At this time of night? — She got up and looked out of the window. Her heart beat wildly with fear. Somebody was out in the garden, on the lawn, moving about with a flashlight, shining here and there, now down, now up.
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The moon was hidden and the night was quite dark; she could not see who the mysterious intruder was. She flung open the window and called: "Who are you? What do you think you're doing?" Instantly the light was switched off. And a terrible silence and blackness lay over the garden.« less