The Scarecrow Part 2 A novel

In Lawrence, Kansas, Lisa and Cody Greene, arrive back at their Grandfather's farm, where the scary scarecrow still sits there. A year later, they meet their friends, Ann Fletcher, her brother Brad, and neighbour Brad.

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2. The Scarecrow-Part One-Lawrence, Kansas-August 4, 1974

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​Cody heard the loud wailing sirens of the Kansas Police Department. ​He shook his head. "Something happened", he told his sister, Lisa. Anne Fletcher, Brad, and Thad, were sitting near the farm. When they saw Sandra crying, Anne said: "Mike's dead. He was our neighbour. He attended Phi Kappa Phi fraternity. He dated her for two years". She shivered. "If the scarecrow killed Mike, then we're in trouble", Cody said. He saw six Kansas Police Officers surround the fields. The scarecrow had blood on its scythe. But there wasn't any kind of evidence that it moved. Anne blinked her eyes, as she wondered whether she was imagining things. She took a second look at the scary scarecrow, and then she added: "Let's go!". And the small group of teenagers followed her towards the Fletcher house.

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Bob Fletcher was drinking his third beer of the morning. The police were talking to Mike's girlfriend, Sandra. He couldn't believe Mike was dead. He was painting houses during the spring and summer seasons; he was reliable to do any kind of job in Kansas. And he heard they were going to be married in two or three years. He shook his head; he never thought of his wife. She knew about his drinking problems. "​I'm divorcing you Bob. You're angry too much", Thelma Fletcher, forty, said. She lived for the here and now. She loved her daughter Anne. He finished the beer within three minutes; he threw it in the grey trash bin. Then, by two o'clock pm, he saw Anne with Brad, Thad, and their friends, Cody and Lisa. He walked out of the flyscreen front door. Then, as he headed towards the barn, he heard the sound of heavy footsteps. "What the...?", he asked himself. Before Bob could do anything, the scarecrow raised the scythe in its right hand...and brought it downward, letting the middle-aged drunk to scream his last breath.

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Anne Fletcher watched Brad shiver. Thad gasped. Cody and Lisa were lost for words. The dead body of Bob Fletcher lay prone near the front door. "Call 911, and let the Sheriff know what happened. Mom will be in deep shock", Anne said to her frightened brother. He opened the door, and called the emergency number. And, five minutes' later, eight Kansas Police Department officers arrived, and two Ambulance officers, arrived at the Fletcher house...and, from then on, everyone in Kansas was scared.

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