My Dad was very rotten when he was young(when I say rotten I mean ROTTEN). He told us hundreds of childhood stories, most of them rotten things he did to his brothers. Here is my favorite.
When he (Dad) was eight or nine and his younger brother (Christopher) was four or five there was a big oak tree in his back yard. They live on a hill so the yard sloped away from the back deck. Dad, Nathan (Dad’s friend), and Christopher went out back to play with a rope that was tied to the back of the tree.
They tied Christopher up with the rope so they could swing him off the deck. At the last minute Christopher freaked out and wanted to be untied. Nathan and Dad didn’t untie him. When they were about to push him off the deck Nathan slid the rope under his neck so that if you saw it from the right angle it would look they were trying to hang him. Unfortunately Grandma saw it from that angle just as they pushed him off the deck.
Grandma went running out screaming, thinking that they were trying to hang Christopher. When he swung back to the deck he had rope burn on his neck. Nathan ran and hid while Dad got in trouble, and still if we ask Grandma then she’ll tell us of how Dad tried to kill Christopher by hanging him.
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Lydia C. 12 years old