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Mischief Night

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Mischief Night
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.32

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    feign, orange-yellow, reaper, Tindall, unhinge, finding, outhouse, celebration, eerily, fitted, flickered, toilet, elves, grim, nearly, remain
     content words:    Patrick Brody, Mischief Night

Other Languages
     French: La Nuit des Farces (de la fiction historique)
     German: éMischief Night' (Nacht des Unfugs) (historische Erzählung)


Mischief Night
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     Finola and Patrick Brody slipped out the back door after their parents put out the oil lamps and went to bed.
 
2     "Do you think anyone else in this country knows that it's Mischief Night?" Finola asked her brother as she threw her shawl over her shoulders.
 
3     "If they don't know now, they will know in the morning!" her brother replied in a low voice.
 
4     The dead leaves crackled as the twins crept out to the pumpkin patch. By the light of the orange moon, Finola chose a nice fat pumpkin. Patrick produced a small knife and set to work making a jack-o'-lantern of it. He pulled a short, stubby candle from his pocket and fitted it inside the pumpkin.
 
5     "Now, let there be light!" Patrick declared softly as he lit the candle. The jack-o'-lantern glowed eerily in the darkness.
 
6     The pair strolled down the road to the neighbor's house.
 
7     "What shall we do first?" Finola asked. Her long skirts swished around her legs.
 
8     Patrick looked at his sister. Her black shawl framed her face in shadows and blended in with her dark clothing. The orange-yellow glow of the jack-o'-lantern threw shadows across her eyes. She looked spooky, a bit like the grim reaper.

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