Sandy darted through a partly opened door and Lucas prayed that whatever was on the other side was friendly. Opening the door all the way he entered and was greeted by a startled looking very elderly man.
After an awkward couple minutes of Lucas explaining what they were doing in Mr. Whickel's lighthouse, they started to have a pleasant conversation.
Before the sun had fully set Lucas and his dog headed home, having made a new friend.
When Lucas got home he told his parents that he had met the lighthouse keeper, whose name was Mr. Whickel. They, of course, didn't believe him but thought that he had a very active imagination. Because how could you meet someone who is no longer living?