I still remember that dark and gloomy night. it was raining heavily outside. As I was scared to sleep alone in my room, my mother stayed with me till I fell asleep.
Then suddenly a strange noise woke me up. I found myself alone in the room. I gathered courage and opened my eyes to look through the window. The only thing I saw was a strange shadow dancing near my window with its eyes wide open. I started screaming with fear.
My parents came running to my room and found me crying. When they asked me, I told them about the strange noise and the shadow.
After listening to my story, my father looked out the window and started laughing. He hugged me and holding my hands brought me near the window. I was still very scared to look through the window.
Gathering courage, I opened my eyes and looked. What I saw, made me laugh too. It was the old tree outside my window. Its branches were making the noise because of the strong winds outside, and its leaves were forming the dancing shadows. As for the eyes, they belonged to an owl sitting on the tree!
I felt very foolish. I promised my parents that I would be braver and stronger in future.