Billy is 17 years old and he is heading to the bell and dragon when a bed and breakfast catches his eye. He learns that it is owned by a nice old lady who has very cheap prices.
The nice old lady shows Billy his room and asks if he would like anything to eat. He says no and then the landlady asks him to go down stairs to sign the gestbook before he goes to sleep.
Billy went down to the living room and he looks in the book to sign it and he realizes that there are only two names in the book. He thinks he recognizes them and the old lady tries to give him tea. He drinks it and then realizes the animals are all stuffed.
The landlady asks if Billy would like another cup of tea and Billy says no because he thought it tasted like bitter almonds. Billy starts to feel ill and sits in a chair where he then goes unconscious.
Billy died and was stuffed like the other two people that stayed at the Bed and Breakfast and was kept in his room.
Conflict: Man vs. ManTheme: Looks can be deceiving