The guests

What the old house looks like.

"The Guests" is the eleventh story in the book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.


A man and his wife are going to the man's parents' house. They get off to a late start and decide to stay at the home of an old man and woman. The old couple welcome them. When they wake up, they leave money on a table for the old couple and go to eat at a restaurant. They tell the waiter about their night. He says that that cannot be true because the house burned in a fire many years before and the old couple died. They go back to the house and find that it has gone. All that is left is the table with the money on it.

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