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159. Trick or Treat
It was Laura's first Halloween in the United
. She had seen many portrayals of the late
holiday on television and in movies. She had
admit she was a little excited and nervous
the day. She was excited to see the
worn by kids ringing her doorbell; she was
worried about being scared by the costumes. She
watched too many horror movies.
Laura was renting
room in a house. Her landlady asked her
she could help with the candy. Laura happily
. The sun was just starting to set when
first group of kids in costumes rang the
. "Trick or treat!" they said enthusiastically when Laura
the door. The kids all had open bags. "
want a treat!" Laura said and grabbed the
from each of the bag. The landlady came
to the door. "No, Laura. You give the
candy, not taking from them," she explained gently.
, none of the kids were upset. They just
confused. The landlord suggested that Laura should go
with some friends to a local community Halloween
. She would handle giving out the candy by
Laura went to her room to put on
witch costume. She walked to the local recreation
along with Joe and some other friends. The
center was decorated with fake spider webs and
with artificial fog. "We're going to egg some
," Joe told her. She didn't know that throwing
was illegal. She just thought it was another
A few hours later, the landlady opened
door and found Laura accompanied by police. "Trick
treat?" Laura asked, looking embarrassed.