A Terror Tale

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The Cursed Mask

The Claremont High School was having its annual field trip and this year they were headed for the Museum of History. No one ever really enjoyed going to the boring Museum of History, except the science geeks (A/N no offense to anyone!!) and the teachers, although some did fall asleep on their feet.

The Museum had gotten a new exhibition on Central American and African masks, and the students were scheduled to see it as well. Just as the group of students huddled around the first set of masks, the guide started his boring blab about their history: how it was created, why, and with what purpose. Strangely, the guide skipped an unusual looking mask; it was made of plain wood, with just one carving on its forehead. The carving looked like a crooked "J". One of the students raised her hand and asked the guide why they had skipped that mask.

The guide shivered slightly, and straightened himself. Then he said: "This is a cursed mask, people" in a monotonous voice "it was found in The Amazons, and it had the ticket of killing more then 30 natives in the record of one week." At the sound of this some people laughed, incredulous, and some others gasped. He went on "The Natives were eager to give it away, because of it's cursing existence, and our archeologists were deaf about it's legend; they never believed that this mask could be cursed, or that the curse" he quoted these words with his fingers "could actually kill them. But as they found out, one of them put the mask on and it sucked his eyes and tongue out, and hadn't it been gross enough, it gave him schizophrenia-" But he was interrupted by another boy, who asked how...