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New York : Leisure Books
Baylock seemed like he had a good life. Almost everyone knew him in Crystal
Wells. He ran a snow tractor business all around Crystal Wells since it
snowed there a lot. One day he was sleeping in his bed and he got a phone
call from his so-called friend Jasper Mickiss. Jasper told him that there
where some missing people up in the mountain and that he needed Morgan’s
snow machine. When Morgan refused, Jasper told him that his good friend
Ryan Gruff was among the missing. Morgan met Jasper where he had told him
to meet him at the bottom of the mountains with the feds, Red Crumley,
Crystal Well’s sheriff and Charlie Shaw, the Crystal Wells news reporter.
They all got in Morgan's snow machine except for Charlie who took a snowmobile
up the mountain. When they got there they saw a mess of twisted metal and
a knocked over snow tractor. When they got closer they found Ryan in the
snow tractor. He was mumbling to himself about something that flew and
took away the others. They decided to bring him down the mountain to the
hospital. As they came up with Charlie on the snow mobile and everyone
else in the snow tractor they went back down the mountain. On the way down
Red happened to look back and didn’t see Charlie’s snowmobile's lights.
He asked Morgan to stop and they both went to check out Charlie. They found
Charlie -- or at least what was left of him, because what they found that
the snowmobile had crashed and Charlie was torn to shreds a few feet away
from his snowmobile. There was something else though, something with yellow
eyes and fangs, something that flew and preyed on humans … To find
out what they found, read The Devouring by Douglas D. Hawk.
(Frank H., 8th grade student, Rundlett Middle School)
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