Jill had been in love with her grandparent's farmhouse since the first time she visited them as a little girl, and she could hardly believe that it now belonged to her and Seth; with a little paint and a new roof it was ready for them to move in.
Her Uncle Jake has warned them that the old house was drafty in the wintertime, hot and dusty in the summertime, and prone to the electrical problems, creaking floors, and squeaking doors that come with an old house, but he hadn't mentioned anything about the small room off the master bedroom and how you could sometimes feel a cold draft there even in the middle of a hot summer day.
The first time Jill noticed it she was in the kitchen cooking and thought she heard a small child crying; knowing she had to be imagining it, she walked through the house until she reached the small room and discovered the window wide open and the air icy cold, but the sound of crying had stopped. It happened at night too, sometimes waking Seth, and even latching the window didn't prevent it from being found open.
The puzzle pieces began to take shape when Uncle Jake told them that the room had originally served as a bedroom for the smallest children, with the older ones sleeping upstairs. Then, as they walked through the family cemetery one afternoon, Jill and Seth discovered the graves of a young woman and a three year old boy that no one in the family had ever talked about.
(To be continued - read more of this story here)
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