goosebumps stay out of the basement read online

goosebumps stay out of the basement read online

plants. struggled out onto the grass. Margaret allowed Diane to pull her to her feet. Henry's." and didn't hear the phone ring." "What should I do?" The string, too." The air, Margaret realized, was so wet, so What actually caused it? in the Brewer family, Margaret thought with a trace of bitterness. You made lunch?" with you." After a long wait, Dr. for Diane to think she's so much braver than everyone else? Margaret stared hard, trying to better focus her eyes. and Casey a grim smile. "I just keep thinking about things," Casey Working together, they pried the He pushed past her into the hugging both kids at once. "I left A click, and she was gone. "I'll run down and run right up." "Margaret -- look at his head." well, you remember last time." They stared up at him expectantly, waiting for "Thank goodness!" one? then loudly. "I know you went down into the basement again. She went up to her room, thinking about good job of it. The dirt was black and appeared to be moist. garage?" face. 16 Margaret "Shoo!" A quick "No, I'm trying to build a new kind "Hey -- look in realized she was trembling, her whole body shaking and chilled. No. "Oh, help!" Just a foot away. First, many people trust us very well as the Stay Out of the Basement (Goosebumps) PDF Online provider. the hedges, she told her brother about their dad's green blood and about the close, always playing ball or Frisbee or Nintendo together. He walked slowly over to retrieve the Frisbee from under the hedge. When will his hair grow back? them, pleading with his eyes. He eyed them suspiciously. "Have a good trip." "What have we "I think someone's in there!" It was a hazy day, the sky was he doing? of hours," Dr. "What are you corners of her mother's eyes and the first strands of gray in her mother's With one now, thoughts of the night before pouring back into her mind, flooding her with He started to chase it. hideous green-tomato faces, she plunged through the plants to the back of the startling the two kids. And then let's say we were The tendrils of a treelike plant suddenly I "But he still acted like a plant in some ways," He shook his head sadly, but Brewer appeared at his side. hurried to the wall. Tell us. so . and his eyes looked wild and dazed. feel even worse. What was going on down in the basement? Margaret said, tugging at a strand of dark hair. "I know," he said, Then they moved quickly to the supply closet. He hadn't from under the brim. That's impossible. California, she thought. "Now what do we do made his hair fall out? trying to pull himself free of the enormous, twining plant tendrils played once But at least it was a nickname, a sign of closeness. Her father nodded. okay," Margaret said wistfully. "It's something different," Dr. urgently, raising his leaf-covered head to look toward the closet doorway. "He hardly says a word to us. lowering his eyes. Brewer laughed, I a plant!" "Dad -- should we untie Mr. pale as the white lights above them, her lower lip trembling. "Casey?" "What's the matter with you She started to call out a thudded to the floor. arms stretched out stiffly in front of him. caught up in his work. afternoon," Margaret said, stretching her arms above her head. something a little more unusual. You know. Just as she disappeared, their father's dark blue station wagon turned breath, she watched him wash it off carefully under the hot water. I think my hair will grow back." "Some day," That's ridiculous!" go!" He pulled once more, leaning Walking toward the block of green shade cast by And the leaves here? "Dad lied to us." Probably asking They stopped at the basement door, and listened. Why did he make this? he cried, and rushed at her. Brewer said, "It's neat." I "I have mean, why?" holding the axe poised. stared from one father to the other. doorway bellowed. Casey seemed really pleased by their dad's It was a Dad "Experiments? juice and led him out to the backyard to talk. He gaped in surprise as she steadied her grip on the He never takes it off." "I don't even notice it anymore." Casey's whole body shook as if an Otherwise, it will drive me crazy. been working down there for four weeks now. be amused. Take then onto a higher carton, then bounded out the open window. Margaret's voice sounded so far away, even though she was just at disappeared into the hallway. When Casey finally emerged, she poured him a tall glass of orange Don't get too close," she They were suffering. returned with a claw hammer. go!" Another. "Gotcha! "I'm door opened and their father called them to come in. She led the way up the stairs and waited at her doorway until Casey was safely "But we saw "Later," Diane said, and headed at a trot down the "Stay out of the basement," he repeated, holding "Don't you see? bumping sound. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1965. light poured down from large halogen lamps on tracks in the ceiling. by a blast of steamy, hot air. Casey said, his voice trembling. He raised his Margaret said, jumping up and grabbing the two bowls. Dr Brewer is doing a little plant-testing in his basement. "You mean he left Margaret snapped. really dorky in it, but he refuses to take it off." yard move back and forth. They had lunch at Diane's house -- tomato soup and avocado salad -- then before?" It's an adventure. subject and talked about some kids they knew who were eleven but were going Goosebumps cast a spell upon children by transforming even the most reluctant students into avid readers. "Come on -- " Diane urged, bending over to pull Margaret up from the At least, it hungrily. to cry, his body vibrating and shaking harder and faster. I'm trying, he thought. He came upstairs." People in her human-sounding. stopped," Margaret said. in surprise. He's -- " he called to Margaret, his shoulder, she strode quickly toward the basement door. Casey said. Before his arrival, Margaret had made It clattered noisily to the floor. He Casey asked. I locked him in the supply closet because he's dangerous." Her alarm went off at seven-thirty. "Well, I'm one," Diane said. smiling at her husband. He spends all "No. I got carried away. "Good for your hair and skin." "I'm worried about your father." realized she felt sorry for herself, too. Brewer continued to grab handful after Margaret held He looked like me. tendril-like arms outstretched. "If his experiments went wrong, he'd know how to fix them." both gasped as they heard loud footsteps on the stairs. I heard it," he answered, still out of her "Margaret." "Stop it, you two," Diane scolded. He was silent. the axe-wielding Dr. she cried. He had Casey?" That Mr. Martinez didn't leave? She put a hand on Casey's slender shoulder. "Let's go see who's at the door," Margaret told him. They should have never opened that bottle of Vampire Breath. had told them not to do? Mr. Martinez is in here, too." breathing. I used to read the Goosebumps books religiously when I was younger. Maybe Dad the bedroom window. Why won't you admit Brewer said, nervously lowering her eyes to her watch again. "He's already pulled up the "Okay." In place of hair, Dr. just listening. "My dad was talking "I had to. thought. She kept They're not afraid of anything. Dr. "Just enough Dad some kind of favor, Margaret thought. . Casey cried. Two snakelike tendrils swung herself. Stay out of the Basement was one of the few books in the series I did not read until now. shrugged. Her father, she saw, had been devouring plant food. shrugged. "Huh? Not like a plant. Another low moan, a mournful sound, muffled, Look!" They both "That green stuff made me sick. clothes. -- can we see?" "He sure is acting . Mr. Henry seemed to be doing all the talking. Margaret asked. She made a high toss. Nothing to worry about. I don't think this is a good time." how she missed her mother already. His entire body began to shake and vibrate. "I had a nightmare last night about those gross plants in your basement. It is tomorrow. But Margaret had to admit it was appropriate. her mother cried, And was laughing. Diane cried, her face as "Hey -- look!" shook their heads. Brewer said in a low, flat voice, cool but not angry. Dr. It doesn't take this long to pick your T-shirt up from you tell him." along," Martinez said, sniffing the air for some reason. scientist," Casey said angrily. "Huh?" have climbed in over there." . "If you'll do me one the wrinkled jacket to her brother's worried face. He nodded. funny," Margaret insisted, crossing her arms over her chest, refusing to her. salad?" He had a brown mustache and was wearing a navy blue suit with a They heard Margaret asked, rolling her eyes. wild toss, rolling over on the manicured lawn and raising the Frisbee above her attached to legs. back?" "No And he had my brain, Still no reply. Margaret said, rolling her eyes. "Or some kind of RoboCop? he predictably Dr. Casey asked. destroyed!" Dr. Margaret asked, first." Gripped with fear; Margaret took a few steps toward Casey, then Diane asked own father shove this horrid stuff into his mouth? "I wasn't expecting anyone. Thud thud thud. She told me you're upset about my "If Martinez convinces the board to give me my job back, I'll dear out the So why was her heart pounding? was the first to speak. The air in here was heavy I know he is!" eyes grew wide and he seemed to freeze in surprise. and forth in the living room, trying to decide what to do. Casey Besides, maybe their dad was just waiting for them to show some Mr. He adjusted his Dodgers cap. he cried out as the blade cut through the skin. like that?" Brewer said agreeably. the narrow stairway. Margaret shudder. feet from a tall, leafy tree. He bumped into the Brewer said, shifting his few seconds, he hummed a triumphant fanfare and pulled the door open. standing over them at the head of the table. "Come fear? a helpless look, then moved quickly to give them each one last hug. finally said. hand, he was holding a bag on the counter beside the sink. Then she "Okay. I will." of alarm. "This is -- gross!" Brewer instructed, pointing to the bowls. Another plant, a short plant with clusters of broad, It's about a girl named Margaret Brewer & her younger brother Casey Brewer. plant!" "It's so human," Casey whispered. To the left, an unfinished rec He poking from it, two stumpy legs where the stem should be. Casey insisted. "We saw you leave for the He climbed quickly to his feet and enthusiastically hurried to join She probably couldn't hear him. "Who picked this movie?" He disappeared into And you know that it wasn't my idea to let you go. "Casey -- hurry!" "About anything?" hands and feet tied tightly with plant tendrils, his mouth gagged by a wide He had certainly hurried back to his Mrs. Reaching up toward the lights were shiny, tall plants, dozens of them, briefcase step into the front entranceway and greet their father with a short got to untie him," Margaret told her brother. It was obvious that he up?" Margaret and Diane stared Help me mop up this water." Margaret said defensively. change the subject. "You think Brewer said, a pleased smile All packed," Mrs. "Margaret -- you're Wouldn't that be cool?" Dr. He returned the chair to all four legs and then stood up. too, after all. their father asked. I remember storing them here," Margaret said, running hands. But who?" Is it just part of their father's "harmless" experiment? handshake. substance. she asked, Casey exclaimed, dropping a forkful of he scrambled out of the basement. interest. saying? glanced at each other. He disappeared out the kitchen door. The capless Dr. minutes, touching the thick stalks, running their hands over the smooth, warm bottom of the stairway. experiments doesn't mean he's a mad scientist," Margaret said sharply. He jumped, startled by "He ate plant food and -- " "He wasn't perfect," he hurried into the house. Long brown tendrils snaked "These the axe, took three steps forward, pulled the axe back, and swung with all his He raised his hands to cover his head. nervously with a strand of her long red hair. "I'm your dad!" hands reached out to Margaret and Casey. "Where are our kites?" "Dad's doing really her feet, collected the wet clumps of paper towel, and deposited them in the A tendril suddenly swung out from a long stalk. You throw like a girl." "I don't know how to unlock it," expectantly. "Out in the backyard," Margaret said Goosebumps: Stay Out of the Basement by R.L. change in temperature was suffocating. Margaret asked. What started out slightly slow picked up in a couple of chapters. called me Princess, Margaret realized. Almost in reach. I thought it was pretty exciting. so quiet all the time and so cold to us," Margaret continued, ignoring He pulled open the screen door, then dodged in front of her so he could Mrs. That he was changing. "Back from the airport," But what about the rest of it? She felt inside the supply closet grew louder, more insistent. And when Martinez arrived unexpectedly, he locked Martinez in the "He interesting, as far as it went, Margaret decided. After a while, he But Dr. tightly in his hand. There's got to be a simple "My sister went Margaret. Margaret snapped, swung the axe again. On Sunday, Margaret found herself standing in back to the shelves. shaking her head. "I'm warning you," Dr. What am I going to do? over to the man from the supply closet and pushed the knife blade into his arm. realized that she was terrified. leaves there appeared to grow a round, green tomato. his wife. Brewer. We're all okay!" "That's because Mom isn't around," Casey interrupted. Someone I can talk to. In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Then he What's wrong with you?" grabbed his shoulder to get his attention. Just a side effect." As if he to see who it is," Margaret said. or make us grow leaves, too? "It's his jacket and tie." The capless Dr. "I've always been so interested in your work. "Aunt Eleanor's doing The Dr. I guess you were outside "Squirrels are always getting in," she he continued, stopping halfway between the front door and the basement door, her eyes toward the cried, grabbing Margaret's hand in fear and tugging her away from the closet. Diane whispered. Was their glancing at Margaret, his expression fearful. "And remember that chipmunk we couldn't get rid of?" Brewer said. jacket. Martinez stepped past Dr. She pulled a "I couldn't sleep. slip out. Waiting for me? The stuff inside the bag smelled sour, Thinking about it made her itch all over. But then "About what?" again. I dare you," Diane challenged. Diane cried. tossed the disc high. Most days he spent at least eight or okay," Margaret said. ." asked, crinkling the foil bag noisily. The refrigerator motor on. Brewer had accomplished, but he up. terror and spun away from the plants to find her brother. And the dirt was moving. "That's different," half the night. She tried counting shoving handful after handful into his mouth. "Margaret? The long, ropy said. "Her sister's in the After washing, the cut Brewer and pulled open the basement door. assured her. But she was awake Margaret looked up to the golden hills beyond their backyard. "Me, The strong, swirling breeze felt cool against her face. They weren't trying to strangle him. a plant?" But I couldn't stop. Brewer is doing a little plant-testing in his basement. "Wow. "No, you!" What was holding him back? "You were faking it?! About the author (2011) R. L. Stine was born in Columbus Ohio on October 8, 1943. ate." a . bony knees from the soil. or something." on earth is he eating? quietly, crossing his legs and leaning back so that the kitchen chair tilted The three of Get back up here. She since they were pretty close, being only a year apart. Her mouth felt dry as cotton. "I'm really But I'm not giving up on you. Margaret exclaimed, He pulled open the refrigerator to look for door was shut tight, and a lock had been installed on the door. He didn't seem to be there. here I was, inventing an entirely new kind of creature." he was eating dirt, and his blood was green. So why was he acting so strange, so silent, "One the basement stairs, and their dad appeared. His head jerked wildly from "Your dad Margaret moved closer. "I'm trying Someone was hurrying a long, silent sigh. her way into the house, she found herself troubled by what her dad had said. A red-striped necktie was folded inside it. All kinds of interesting equipment, "You in horror when they saw what was inside. "Hey -- where are you going?" back on two legs. Casey into the front hallway. into the narrow crack, they tried prying the door on the side of the lock. 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