Scarecrow: No Escape.
In a small town called Thistleville, there was a farmer who always had a problem of having his crops either stolen, or destroyed. He had tried different ways of trying to stop these events from happening. His first move was placing cameras around the field, that didn’t work because the thieves/bandits wore masks. Their faces were not able to be caught on camera. Another thing the farmer tried was to use guard dogs, but that didn’t work either. He found out that the guard dogs were actually not capable of harming any humans. Instead they were quite friendly to all people, even the ones that were stealing his crops.
Then the farmer remembered that he had a book of spells that had been used by his late\past older generation in the 18th century. They used this book to create a great scarecrow that would make sure that no one would ever come to steal their crops ever again.
He went into the basement of the farmhouse and opened the chest revealing a dusty ancient enchantment book. The farmer blew on it and searched for the scarecrow casting page. He found a list of instructions on what he had to do.
The book listed all the items and steps he had to follow:
1. Create a scarecrow using straw & make it look almost lifelike.
2. To make it even more human, smear one side of it’s face with your own blood. The farmer grabbed a small blade and made a slight cut on his left hand. He then smeared some drops of his own blood on the face of the scarecrow.
3. Place the scarecrow in the field and don’t forget to give it instructions to protect your field by any means necessary.
The farmer followed all the instructions word for word. Once his task was complete, he took his scarecrow and placed it in his field. For a brief moment he thought that the scarecrow winked at him. Maybe it was just all in his head. He was tired after all. Now it was time for bed.
The sun went down and soon most of the town people all went to bed. Except for the troublemakers. A group of young people went to steal once again from the farmer. They wondered what new trap or force they would have to deal with this time. All the other plans to keep them away from the field all failed. They were surprised when they saw the scarecrow. What was the farmer thinking? A bag of straw was not going to stop them from getting the good crops from the field.
As the group of thieves all started laughing, they didn’t notice that the head of the scarecrow was facing in their direction. It’s eyes were glowing like a candle’s flame. One troublemaker felt a presence behind him....when he turned he was face-to-face with a living & breathing scarecrow. He screamed so loud that the others ears almost popped from hearing the loud scream.
The scarecrow grabbed two of the thieves by their necks & broke them like a twig. The others in the group panicked and tried to run away. But none of them were able to find their way out of the field. The rows of corn seemed to be like a maze now. They could not find their way out.
As the night grew more dark, the scarecrow became more lifelike. It stretched it’s straw hands and reached out to grab the remaining trio of the group. They all begged to be released, but the scarecrow had other plans. It ripped one thief in half, and another was suffocated with straw. Then the last one from the group trembled and knelt before the scarecrow. The scarecrow grabbed several cobs of maize & aimed them towards the last thief’s body.
Early in the morning, the farmer found a pile of human bodies being eaten by ravens. He scratched his head and wondered what had happpened in the field during the night. The farmer looked at the scarecrow and it seemed to have a smile on it’s face. He then continued on his daily work on the farm. His crops all looked intact and were also ready to be harvested. This scarecrow was a wonderful idea. It seemed to have protected the crops in the farmer’s field.
There was a warning placed in the spell book that the farmer did not notice at all-
This scarecrow will always be there to protect your field. But be careful it may be costly to use. Especially if you don’t mind having lifeless bodies lying around from the scarecrow. Those that come to cause destruction or bring trouble will have to face the scarecrow & not live to tell the tale of what happened in the night.