The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the Tangled Case of the Ghastly Chicken Yegg (Volume 1)
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“Whoa,” Robyn whispered quietly as they all huddled together in the front of the cave, “it’s totally black in there. I can’t tell if there’s anything in the back or not.”
“Anything?” whispered Emily nervously. “You mean… like a bear or a mountain lion?”
“Yeah, a bear or a lion, or maybe…,” Dexter slowly whispered as he began imagining other possibilities, “a … a bunch of hungry, rabid vampire bats with two-inch-long fangs and awful-looking red eyes that are staring at our necks right now and getting ready to attack and sink their nasty teeth into our skin and start sucking.” They all gasped.
“Say,” Bailey whispered loudly, making everyone jump. “Does anybody have a flashlight?”
“I do,” Jack whispered back, “on my detective’s tool, but it doesn’t put out much light.”
“Well,” said Dexter, “I bet it beats what we have right now, which is nothing.”
Jack fished around in his pocket and finally found the detective’s tool he’d gotten in the mail for five dollars and seven cereal box tops. He fiddled around with the buttons and turned it on. He pointed it to the back of the cave and everyone let out a scream. “Aahhhh!”
There, about ten feet away looking back at them through the darkness were two shiny, horrible eyes! They all screamed as they bumped and banged into each other and ran out of the cave, in spite of the lightning and terrible storm. They all ran out except for Bailey who noticed, in spite of the chaos, that Jack had dropped his flashlight. She reached down, grabbed it, and was just getting ready to take off when she heard the horrible thing cough. Not a nasty, wretched cough or a loud, wicked, cackly cough but a squeaky, puny cough that made her stop in her tracks. She couldn’t recall ever reading about giant bats coughing, so she slowly turned around. Even though her hands were shaking, she shone the light toward the sound and took a more careful look at those shiny, horrible eyes.