By Jim Misunas
Children of all ages were entertained Wednesday by a Halloween Eve story read by Eric Coulbourne, Great Bend children’s librarian.
“The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything,” told a story by author Linda Williams that sometimes you must face your fears.
The story features a perfect Halloween setting: a dark night, a forest — and even a “scary Pumpkin Head.”
Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard — all sorts of sounds from shoes, pants, a shirt, gloves and a hat that follow her.
It wasn’t until the Old Lady heard “Boo, Boo,” from a scary Pumpkin Head that she actually felt afraid.
This time, the Little Old Lady started to run for home. She ran as fast as she could until she was safe in her cottage.
She peacefully rocked in her rocking chair by her fireplace.
Until she heard a “Knock. Knock.”
Should she answer?
Of course, since she wasn’t afraid of anything.
After hearing how all of the objects had come to scare her, she came up with an idea.
She whispered into the Pumpkin Head.
The next morning she looked out and heard all of her familiar noises.
They had scared her crows away.
When the story was done, dozens of children were safely escorted to the basement, full of Halloween decorations. The children enjoyed a movie and popcorn before leaving with a Halloween bag of goodies.
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