59. Trick or Treat

It was Laura's first Halloween in the United . She had seen many portrayals of the late holiday on television and in movies. She had admit she was a little excited and nervous the day. She was excited to see the worn by kids ringing her doorbell; she was worried about being scared by the costumes. She watched too many horror movies.

Laura was renting room in a house. Her landlady asked her she could help with the candy. Laura happily . The sun was just starting to set when first group of kids in costumes rang the . "Trick or treat!" they said enthusiastically when Laura the door. The kids all had open bags. " want a treat!" Laura said and grabbed the from each of the bag. The landlady came to the door. "No, Laura. You give the candy, not taking from them," she explained gently. , none of the kids were upset. They just confused. The landlord suggested that Laura should go with some friends to a local community Halloween . She would handle giving out the candy by .

Laura went to her room to put on witch costume. She walked to the local recreation along with Joe and some other friends. The center was decorated with fake spider webs and with artificial fog. "We're going to egg some ," Joe told her. She didn't know that throwing was illegal. She just thought it was another tradition.

A few hours later, the landlady opened door and found Laura accompanied by police. "Trick treat?" Laura asked, looking embarrassed.