Harold Brayton is a teacher and a scientist that likes to travel and read books in his spare time. He thinks he has a snake under his bed.
The snake under the bed that Harold thought was real and hypnotisted him was not real.
Point of View
"He merely felt that the situation was awkward and absurd"(100).
"He saw, in the shadow under the bed, the coils of a large serpent. The points of light were its eyes!"(99).
"It was a stuffed snake. Its eyes were two glass marbles"(101).
When the man got scared by the snake and though that it was real makes it a great Halloween story because its like any other type of Halloween story that a real person fools them self for something they think is real.