Sam didn't believe in ghosts. Not one bit. All her friends knew the old log cabin in the woods was haunted, but Sam just laughed whenever her friends talked about it.
One Halloween, her friends dared her to spend the night in the haunted cabin. If she stayed until morning, her friends would give her all of their Halloween gummy bears. Sam was delighted. Gummy bears were her favorite candies.
Sam went into the old cabin, sat on the floor, and started to read her book. Soon she heard a creaking sound. Looking up, she saw a creature with glowing red eyes, a long tail, two horns on its head, claws, and sharp teeth that poked right through its large lips.
Sam's heart nearly stopped with fright. She jumped to her feet and ran right out the door. But it wasn't long before she heard the creature with the red eyes behind her.
"You run pretty fast for a girl," said the creature to Sam.
"Oh, I can run much faster than this!" cried Sam.
Sam took off like a bolt of lightning. As she ran past her friends she shouted, "Never mind the gummy bears!"
Sam ran all the way home and hid under her bed for the rest of Halloween night. After that, she always believed in ghosts. She refused to go anywhere near that old cabin.