Although nothing more had been heard from Levi after their last encounter with him, Jill still felt uncomfortable in the cellar and usually sent Seth down to get anything she wanted from there.
One day Seth had gone to a cattle auction and Jill needed some of the fruit she had canned so that she could make a pie for the church dinner. Flipping on the switch to the single light bulb, she scurried down the stairs and quickly grabbed two jars of peaches.
As she turned to head back up the stairs she saw a shadow move across the back wall, then the light bulb shattered, and in the darkness she heard a sinister laugh; Jill screamed and ran toward the stairs.
Just then a large glowing orb of light came sailing down the stairs, moving between her and the dark shadow, and manifesting into the form of none other than Hezekiah.
Jill stood paralyzed with fear as Hezekiah called out Levi from the shadows and confronted him, his voice roaring with fury, "I threw you out once and you dared to return!"
(To be continued)
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