The Wolves in the Walls

Anyway, you know what they say about wolves," said her father. "If the wolves come out of the walls, it's all over."

"Who says that?" asked Lucy.

"People. Everybody. You know," said her father, and he went back to practicing his tuba.

But eventually everything was back the way it had been before, except for Lucy's father's second-best tuba, which had sustained severe jam damage.

So Lucy's father sold his second-best tuba and bought a sousaphone instead, which he had always wanted.

If the wolves come out of the walls, it's all over.

There are sneaking,
creeping, crumpling
noises coming from
inside the walls.