She crept back down the stairs and turned to her left and saw a stone path which she began to follow that led to the back of the house. There she saw a large enclosed back porch that had many tall windows and a door. She thought to herself that Mama would love to sit out there in the afternoons and Rick could even sleep in his playpen in the enclosed area and how she would just love to play in this big backyard She turned her eyes to the wide long lawn that comprised the back of the property, and she spied two very large maple trees in the very back of the yard, the leaves of which were just beginning to turn red, and mused that her father could put swings up on each of the trees Just as she was delighting herself with all the wonderful possibilities of living there, she heard man's voice behind her softly ask, "Are you looking for someone little girl?"
She whirled around, suddenly afraid of both being on someone's property without her mother's permission and meeting up with a stranger. She began to stammer a reply but couldn't form her words very well, "I...I...I was... I mean I was just looking..."