He put on a floor-length black cape, a black hat fitted with devil's horns, and a hideous mask that seemed to combine the most gruesome features of Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, and the Wolf Man.
Then he waited.
Finally, his doorbell rang. He turned off all the lights and, shining a flashlight on his mask, he opened the door and pierced the night air with an eerie scream.
Then he looked down and saw standing before him a tiny, golden-haired five year old, dressed as a dainty fairy.
The little tyke stared wide-eyed for a moment. Then she raised her eyes up along the massive black cape, looked straight into the hideous mask, and asked, "Is your mommy home"