Monster in the chimney

“There was a haunted house where supposedly, every night, a bloody head fell down the chimney. At least that’s what people said. So nobody would stay there overnight. Then, a rich man offered two hundred dollars to whoever would do it. And a boy said he would try if he could have his dog with him. So it was all settled. The very next night the boy went to the house with his dog. To make it more cheerful, he started a fire in the fireplace. Then he sat in front of the fire and waited, and his dog waited with him.

For a while nothing happened. But a little after midnight he heard someone singing softly off in the woods. The singing sounded something like this: “Me tie dough-ty walker…” “It’s just somebody singing,” the boy told himself, but he was frightened. Then his dog answered the song! Softly and sadly, it sang: “Lynchee kinchy, colly molly, dingo dingo….” The boy could not believe his ears, His dog had never uttered a word before.

Then a few minutes later, he heard the singing again. Now it was closer, and louder, but the words were the same: “Me tie dough-ty walker…” This time the boy tried to stop his dog from answering, he was afraid that whoever was singing would hear it and come for them. But his dog paid no attention, and again it sang: “Lynchee kinchy colly molly dingo dingo…” A half-hour later the boy heard the singing again. Now it was in the back yard, and the song was the same. “ME TIE DOUGH-TY WALKER!” Again the boy tried to keep his dog quiet. But the dog sang out louder then ever: “LYNCHEE KINCHY, COLLY MOLLY, DINGO DINGO!” Soon the boy heard the singing again. Now it was coming down the chimney and yelled: “ME TIE DOUGH-TY WALKER!” The dog sang right back: “LYNCHEE KINCHY, COLLY MOLLY, DINGO DINGO!” Suddenly a bloody head fell out of the chimney! It missed the fire and landed right next to the dog. The dog took one look at it and fell over–dead from fright! The head turned and stared at the boy and slowly it opened its mouth and screamed…”