A TRICKIt was late in the night, everybody was asleep except for my brother and me. We decided to playa trick on our parents.
We crept into our parents' bedroom. I took a large sheet of construction paper and drew amorning scene and hanged it on the window. Meanwhile, my brother advanced the time on thealarm clock to just ten minutes before seven. We went back to our bedroom and waited.Soon the alarm clock rang. My parents jumped out of bed. My father went to the bathroom tobrush his teeth while my mother came over to our room to wake us. She was surprised when shefound us awake and laughing.My parents were angry and scolded us for playing a trick on them at such a late hour and forwaking them up. Nowadays they locked their bedroom door when they go to bed.
My brother and I were alone in our apartment. My parents had gone for a function andhad left me in charge. I was doing my homework while my younger brother waswatching television. Suddenly the doorbell rang. Ding-Dong! Ding-Dong! Myyounger brother rushed to the door thinking that our parents had come home; heunlocked the door and opened it.Outside, stood a tall man wearing a black raincoat and black rubber boots. He saidthat he was a salesman and asked politely if our mother or father was at home.Without thinking, my brother said, "No." He asked if we would like to buy somecomic books, which he was selling. I quickly explained that we were not supposed tobuy anything without our parents' permission.Then, as I was about to close the door, he forced his way into our house. He took out aknife and forced me to tie up my brother's hands with some rope which he took outfrom his pocket. I tied up his hands but I tied it in a special way so my brother coulduntie himself. The man then tied my hands up and locked both of us in the kitchen.