In the Tall Grass
Every kid in the neighborhood knows that. But nobody knows why.
There are lotsa stories, but no one believes 'em. Still, we all follow the rule.
One day, us boys got thinking, why don't we just cut it?
So, Charlie "borrowed" a machete from his dad's camping gear and we went down to the tall grass.
"The field is humongous!"
"I wonder how long it will take."
"We're gonna get in trouble."
The machete stood alone, stuck into the ground.
No one ever searched in the tall grass.