It was a beautiful midday, I went home alone to go to bed as usual, for my parents were busy working in our outlet. At that time, my family was poor, so we lived in a large courtyard with several neighbors who also ran outlets. I always came home alone to enjoy sweet dreams at midday. But, it needs great courage for a little girl to sleep alone. Unexpectedly, things went different on that day.
After 20 minutes’ sleeping, I was awaken by noise. It sounded like someone was breaking the window. I jumped up with terror for not knowing what was happening. Then I ran to the door quietly and listened carefully at the rear door. Quickly I saw that several thieves broke into our courtyard and smash neighbors’ windows in
order to steal some goods. I was frightened because I knew our house was the next aim. Shivering in boots, I did not knowing how to act next. Suddenly it had been came to my mind that I should pretend to talk with my ‘parents’ on this occasion. I hesitated, for
not sure whether they would believe in me. However, there was no time for me to dope out a better solution. I just shouted,
”Mom, dad, wake up, it seems that someone is coming!”.
I repeated it more than three times. Soon I found that the thieves were afraid and ran away.
“Oh, I see, this is called ’guilty conscience’ “, I thought.
But no sooner did I relieve than god played tricks on me again.
I heard that the carabineer rattling again. Those thieves must come back again! I was desperate and cried out, thinking no one would come to help me at this time. Then a man ran to me.
”What happened?” .
Oh, fortunately, it was my dad!
Until now, my heart still fluttering with fear everytime I recall this experience.