In , the small town , of Night Mare, Colorado lived Ottavius P. Knight, who house had only one light lit constantly? He was about six three and have a pet cat called Scary. Who eyes would light up to create fear in visitors? Who was only see closed to Halloween?
This was the way O. Pumpkin Knight show his good neighbor attitude when others requested that his house be open to the community. If it wasn’t for his friendship with Mrs. Bubbles, it wouldn’t have happen period but, she knew how to make this gracious man show kindness toward children.
After all, they were the one wishing him well when he lost four, of his fingers in an accident. While, the adults had the attitude it was meant to be that way. On tours, when asked to explain the way the accident happen to cause his disability he always created a spin upon it that scare them into fright.
He would start with the phase “It was in the darkness of night when he didn’t have any bulbs in the house”, to give them a imaginary scenario to conjure in their minds. As, he describe the horrible event to the guest and visitors.
Who just seeing his one finger was already scared? Plus, having his cat Scary closed by just enhance their fear more inside. He spoke, of the time he was still in his wood working shop trying to finish a project with the light when he realize he had chopped off four, of his fingers and saw a tremendous amount, of blood spilling to the floor. While feeling unbearable pain , from the accident..
Through his screaming and crying he saw Mrs. Bubbles come to his rescue. Who decided to stay and heal his back to health? Some visitors on tour had their suspicions about Mrs. Bubbles because they never seen her husband in years. Even, to the point, of saying that he was killed , by one finger in the mist , of a storm.
Which was a joke said behind the elderly couple back. When others inquire about the house only having one light when there was other sockets he repeated the story about his horrible accident. And would add that the light was only used when they came for a tour.
He sense their fear and understood the reasons they were scared to be around him but, the sign , at the front entrance in bold print clearly stated “You Might Not Return Home The Same Way” so prepare to stay. Did he like frightening people for a living during the month, of October? Not really, but he notice that the brave isn’t so bold when they in territory they can’t control.
Just, by reaching out with his lone finger toward the visitors, he realized they lost control in his presence. The brave front they put up seems to vanish within seconds, as if, it was never taught to them to face their fear with bravery.
With , each word he spoke around the lies, he have made up to enhance them with, he was constantly adding more to the tale until, one would ask about his other four fingers location. Which would drive Mr. Ottavius Knight into overdrive with the story that he has told for twenty five years.
He would get up close to the person that asked the question and tell them to turn around. Which they would do when requested. Then, he would say to them you now have your answer. Which seem to confuse them and those around them.
Mr, Knight played these games upon visitors, but would simply say “They Pointing At You” four words that was completely true because, from each four walls his lost fingers was contained aiming, at the door the visitors must enter to hear his story, of his lost limbs.
What surprised them the most was he was willing to sell the fingers? Which over the years none has took him serious enough to purchase. Except, these visitors, on tour was different because in this group he found a buyer willing to pay the price he was requesting.
But, when Mr. P Knight would ask them why they wanted the fingers? They would say for a souvenir which made him upset that he changed his mind and got very quiet. He tremble, at the thought that someones would really buy a body part.
He turn to the former purchaser and inquired why? Only, to hear why not? He left the room, of the visitors and returned back with the saw in his one good hand and asked the buyer to volunteer for an experiment. Which surprisingly they did, but unaware, of the consequences.
As, the visitor’s placed his hands on the table he became aware, of the experiment that was to take placed. And became fearful when he realized that the four fingers he was trying to buy, from Mr. Knight would need to be replaced because that was the way he was able to enhance his fear story about his hand.
Noticing that the host was real the visitors, on tour asked to be escorted back to the entrance, by Mrs. Bubbles. Who kindly assisted them to the door?
Once outside they saw the light go out while on the inside Mrs. Bubbles kissed Mr. P. Knight good night. After all, they are husband and wife that worked hard to installed fright into the visitors that came. They enjoyed every bit, of it because one finger myth was just used for hype, of telling the story different, at night.
Who’s truly scared during the daylight?