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Dougie Freeman is a character created by David. He appeared in the "The Tale of the Twisted Claw".


Dougie and his best friend Kevin are athletes and pranksters. He isn't as brave as Kevin is. So he is often pressured and persuaded to take part in pranks with Kevin.

The night before Halloween, he and Kevin went out to play pranks on mischief night. He was pressured by Kevin to go with him and visit Miss Clove. Miss Clove was rumored to be an old witch who lived alone in a big old house. When he and Kevin got there, they pranked her by spraying her in the face with shaving cream. Which caused her to back away into a vase causing it to fall down and smash.

The next night it was Hallowe'en. So he and Kevin went trick or treating together. Soon Kevin talked him into going to Miss Clove's house. So they could tell everyone they had the courage to actually go there. He went with him, thinking they would not be recognized in their costumes. When he and Kevin knocked on the door. She wasn't mad at him and Kevin. She nicely invited them. There he and Kevin could see that she still didn't clean up the broken vase yet.

Miss Clove seemed pleased to see him and Kevin, because they were the only two trick or treaters, who were nice enough to stop by her house on Hallowe'en night. Then as a reward she insisted they take a carved wooden vulture's claw. This was the Twisted Claw that would grant them both three wishes. Before he and Kevin left she warned them to be careful what they wished for.

After they left, he was still feeling weirded out by Miss Clove. So he first mistakenly wished that they could lose their Hallowe'en night. Then soon he and Kevin encountered a group of masked punk bullies. The bullies pressured them to give them their candy. Then they chased after them on their bikes. Thankfully, he and Kevin lost them.

The next day at school, his friend made a wish to beat their school's top athlete Bostick in the upcoming 600-yard race. When the race was commencing, he could see a black German Shepherd. The dog went running by, tripping Bostick before crossing the finish lane. So Kevin won the race instead.

Later that evening Kevin visited him when his parents went out for the evening. Now he was really feeling anxious and tense that the twisted claw was evil. So he suggests that he and Kevin go and apologize to Miss Clove and return it. Therefore before his parents find out what they did, he went get it as much trouble.

After getting fed up with hearing him complain about his parents, Kevin mistakenly wished that he could lose his parents. Then he instantly received a phone call from the police. The officer informs him that his parents were just involved in a road accident. Hearing this he is devastated. So he absentmindedly wished that his Grandpa was here. Since he knew that his Grandpa could always think of solutions.

Then suddenly Kevin reminded him that his Grandpa was dead. Then suddenly he could see his late Grandfather's vehicle outside and he could hear the doorbell ring! So he took the twisted claw, and made the wish they should have made in the first place: To never play their prank on Miss Clove and cause her to break her vase. In the process he also apologized. Then the twisted claw instantly vanished. Then all of the wishes that he and Kevin made were reversed. Also his parents came home to get their forgotten keys. He was rejoiced and thankful to see them safe and unharmed.

Then the doorbell rang one more. So he and Kevin answered it. Sitting on the doorstep was the vase, all fixed up. On the top, was a note. Which said "trick or treat". It was as if to say: I hope you've learned your lesson!


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