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It was in the middle of winter and I was staying after school to rehearse for a dance production I was in. When it had ended, I asked for my mum to come and pick me up but she was at her Bridge Club. My friends offered me lifts home but I said I would walk, being in the active mood. I walked outside and it was already really dark. I looked at my watch and the time was 7:30.
I walked for about 20 minutes until I came to the alleyway that lead to my house. This alleyway is known to be quite dangerous. Many people have been mugged down in broad daylight, including me. Anyway, I started walking down the alleyway, and luckily the street lamps were still on. As I was about a quarter of the way down it, I had a sudden urge to look behind me, being kinda paranoid about things. When I looked behind, I thought I saw the figure of a man. He looked strangely familiar. His silhouette1 showed a top hat, a coat which fanned out at the top and bottom and he appeared rather tall. I looked closer and fear swept over me as I saw what looked like a long knife in his hand. I turned around and started walking faster, being careful not to run as he might chase after. It wasn't long before I had another urge to turn around, and when I did, he wasn't there.
Breathed a sigh of relief and caught my breath a bit. Feeling like I must have imagined it through paranoia2, I turned back around. I couldn't help myself, I screamed petrifying3 as the same figure was in front of me, only a lot, lot closer. I could clearly see the details of his clothes, the knife, and then history caught up with me. The figure I saw was the deathly figure of the infamous4 Jack5 the Ripper. I didn't know what to do then. Jack the Ripper died a long time ago, didn't he? I turned on my heel and started to run but my body didn't move. Someone was grabbing6 on to my arm, I slowly turned my head and a horrifying7 face startled8 me. His eyes were grey and bloodshot with huge black bags underneath9 them. His skin looked as if it was burnt and sore, and his teeth were yellow, but there were cracks in them with a red stain.
I screamed again and tried to get my arm free but the man had pushed me on to the ground. He kneeled down over me and moved the knife close to my stomach. I screamed in pain as the knife cut the surface layer of my skin. I couldn't lie there and let him kill me, so I bit the hand which was over my mouth and wriggled10 away from him. I ran back in the direction of my house but I forgot about my school bag which I had dropped while trying to get away. I then fell and smacked11 my head against the pavement. As everything went black, a tear came from my eye as I saw his boots stop near my side. I smiled a bit as I would not have to feel the pain as he mutilated my body.
To my surprise, I woke up in my bed the next morning. I thought I was dreaming and that I would have to go through that boring school day again, but as I sat up, a sharp pain cut through my stomach. I lifted up my top and saw a knife shaped wound. My mum came in my room, and saw I was awake. She asked if I was ok now and I asked her what had happened. She showed me a newspaper article about a guy who had been going around dressed as Jack the Ripper and killing12 girls. He claimed to be Jack's grandson. I asked if that was the guy who did the same thing to me, and why he didn't kill me. She said that someone had seen me fall and ran to help me, the person had also said that he had seen a man run away as he approached.
I asked if we could send a card to the man to thank him but my mum said that there was no need as he was in the sitting room. I got out of bed and went downstairs to thank him. When I got there, the guy looked like he was really tall. My dad was in there talking to me and he told me the story of how the guy was feeling when he saw the Ripper guy run away. I went to shake the mans hand, and froze in fear, when the man smiled, his teeth were yellow, and they had cracks stained with something red...


1 silhouette SEvz8     
  • I could see its black silhouette against the evening sky.我能看到夜幕下它黑色的輪廓。
  • I could see the silhouette of the woman in the pickup.我可以見到小卡車的女人黑色半身側面影。
2 paranoia C4rzL     
  • Her passion for cleanliness borders on paranoia.她的潔癖近乎偏執。
  • The push for reform is also motivated by political paranoia.競選的改革運動也受到政治偏執狂癥的推動。
3 petrifying 9eac95f3e84fd001a5a06ca0b8ab08f6     
v.嚇呆,使麻木( petrify的現在分詞 );使嚇呆,使驚呆;僵化
  • I found the climb absolutely petrifying. 我覺得這次爬山太嚇人了。 來自柯林斯例句
4 infamous K7ax3     
  • He was infamous for his anti-feminist attitudes.他因反對女性主義而聲名狼藉。
  • I was shocked by her infamous behaviour.她的無恥行徑令我震驚。
5 jack 53Hxp     
  • I am looking for the headphone jack.我正在找尋頭戴式耳機插孔。
  • He lifted the car with a jack to change the flat tyre.他用千斤頂把車頂起來換下癟輪胎。
6 grabbing 6631ce3e19c459ec52654b31168f12de     
v.搶先,搶占( grab的現在分詞 );(尤指匆忙地)取;攫取;(尤指自私、貪婪地)撈取
  • The plane was grabbing for altitude. 這架飛機在搶占高度。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • He sprang to his feet, grabbing his keys off the coffee table. 他一躍而起,從茶幾上一把抓起自己的鑰匙。 來自辭典例句
7 horrifying 6rezZ3     
  • He went to great pains to show how horrifying the war was. 他極力指出戰爭是多么的恐怖。
  • The possibility of war is too horrifying to contemplate. 戰爭的可能性太可怕了,真不堪細想。
8 startled 651a5bec8a61bb5867cc270c8ec3c20b     
adj.受驚嚇的v.使驚跳,使大吃一驚( startle的過去式和過去分詞 )
  • A crowd of 2000 was startled near the end of the concert. 2000名觀眾在音樂會將近結束時大吃一驚。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • Startled by the sudden whistle of the train, the horse broke away. 火車突然鳴笛,那匹馬受驚脫逃。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
9 underneath VKRz2     
  • Working underneath the car is always a messy job.在汽車底下工作是件臟活。
  • She wore a coat with a dress underneath.她穿著一件大衣,里面套著一條連衣裙。
10 wriggled cd018a1c3280e9fe7b0169cdb5687c29     
v.扭動,蠕動,蜿蜒行進( wriggle的過去式和過去分詞 );(使身體某一部位)扭動;耍滑不做,逃避(應做的事等)
  • He wriggled uncomfortably on the chair. 他坐在椅子上不舒服地扭動著身體。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • A snake wriggled across the road. 一條蛇蜿蜒爬過道路。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
11 smacked bb7869468e11f63a1506d730c1d2219e     
拍,打,摑( smack的過去式和過去分詞 )
  • He smacked his lips but did not utter a word. 他吧嗒兩下嘴,一聲也不言語。
  • She smacked a child's bottom. 她打孩子的屁股。
12 killing kpBziQ     
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投資者準備清倉以便大賺一筆。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上個周我兄弟在華爾街賺了一大筆。
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