A Tea Party
The cover story. Dan is young and believes in the goodness of all people. He is desperate to have an adventure to tell around the school lunch table, a real adventure. Suddenly one night, a girl dressed in rags carrying a doll appears in his back yard. Dan is a good kid. His first instinct is to help; however, sometimes our first instincts are wrong - dead wrong.
The girl in this story is more than she seems and so is the doll that she carries. The girl is trouble and the doll she carries knows. However, the doll can only blink when tipped just-so, a warning that poor Dan is unable to interpret.