Connor is at home when he is having trouble sleeping he hears his name being called when out of nowhere the tree in his yard comes to life.
I am not afraid
The monster takes him outside and the monster describes to him one of the most important part of the story
I will tell you three stories and at the end you will tell me your truth.
Connor thinks that his grandmother is an old lady and a witch. He cannot stand the idea of having to live with her.
He will come live with me
The first story is about a prince wanted the crown and blamed the queen of killing his beloved when in secret he was the one who killed the farmer's daughter.
In the second story there was a priest and an apothecary. One day the priest's daughters got sick. He sought out the apothecary and told him he would give up anything. The apothecary said no and the daughters died.
Without thinking, the monster makes Connor believe he is a dream and he gets a taste for destruction. He really. destroys his grandmothers house and when she comes back she freaks out.