By the storytellers of Havenwood
I think that they're in a house and somebody heard something like there's somebody in the house. They decided to hide behind the couch until they can get out and call the police.
I think it looks like a situation from a television show, like Lucille Ball.
We will call them: Lucille comes to mind, John.
I think they're married and they're in their house.
That's an awfully big couch.
They could be watching the house for somebody that's away and that's why they don't know what to do.
The couch looks much bigger than something that they would need or use.
The one on the left, Lucille, looks like a child to me.
They're both nervous: they wish they could get outta there or call the police.
It doesn't look like the house would belong to them.
It's a funny lookin' couch: one end is different from the other.
It doesn't look very comfortable, it's too elegant - it's got damask covering.
It's the neighbor's house: they are tending the house while the neighbors are away.
It hasn't been very long and they head something that worries them.
That somebody else is there who's not supposed to be.
They thought they were watching the house for somebody and they were safe then someone's there who's not supposed to be.
They heard somebody walking, steps.
It's an awfully big couch - why is the arm on one end and not the other?
There's not much light in the place: it must be night.
It's fall - maybe summer 'cause that's mostly when people would be away.
They may be married and they're tending others' houses to get some extra money.
Lucille's a secretary: they have children so that she is a part-time secretary.
John is a salesman - that's why they need extra money.
They're looking for money, that's all.
Next, they'll sneak outta the house and go get a cop - or look for a policeman, tell them what their problem is.
Or they might find out that the footsteps belong to some kind of animal. It would have to be a fairly large animal and that worries them.
They find the footsteps not a person but an animal.
It looks like a fairly large mansion type house they're not used to and when they hear footsteps they're nervous.
It could be a bear: a bear coming out of hibernation looking for food.
Something like a heavy bear.
He found the cellar door open.
They can get into things quite easily.
They get somebody from the ASPCA to take them back to the wild.
Lucille and John are relieved in a way but nervous about going back.
They think, "we'll never take another job alone!"
But, they need the money so they will sit again.
They like the people who own the house.