After what seemed an eternity, the door creaks slowly open..greenspun.com : LUSENET : Operation Ho Ho Ho : One Thread
Hello? … Hello?
Gee, this must be one of those creepy old mansions full of hidden passages, unnerving family portraits and insecurely bolted trapdoors! Hey, I guess no one’s set foot in here since – what does it say under all that dust? – 1787? Wow! Bet this place is packed with locked chests, mysterious parchments and insignificant-looking dust-covered things that sell at Sotheby’s for $50,000,000!
What was that?
Aww, just a rat. Or a bat – or possibly a hideous shape-shifting blood-swilling undead ghoul, or – more than likely – the old guy who runs the fairground, dressed as a ghost, trying to scare away us meddling kids…
Even so – is there anyone there? Hello…?
-- Rex (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 28, 2002