The Bride

by Abbee
(Auckland)

Happy Bride

Happy Bride

The Minister's daughter had just been married. After the wedding ceremony there was a great feast, with music and dancing and contests and games. Even old children's games.

When they got to play hide-and-seek the bride decided to hide in her grandfathers trunk, up in the attic.

"They'll never find me there" she thought. As she was climbing into the trunk, the lid came down and cracked her on the head and she fell unconscious inside. The lid slamed shut and locked.

No one will ever know how long she called for help or how she struggled to free herself from the tomb. Everyone in the village searched for her, and they looked almost everywhere, but no one thought to look in the trunk. After a week her brand new bridegroom and all of the others gave her up for lost.

Years later a maid went up into the attic looking for something she needed. "Maybe it is in the trunk" she thought. She opened it and screamed.

There lay the missing bride in her wedding dress... by then she was only a skeleton.

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