Kuto woke up with a start. It was still dark outside but he could hear the sounds of animals moving around. He slowly got out of bed, careful not to make any noise. He crept to the window and looked outside. His heart raced as he saw the glowing eyes of lions and other predators stalking through the darkness.
He quickly backed away from the window and grabbed his knife from under his pillow. He knew that if they managed to get into the house, he would be their next meal. Kuto’s mind raced as he tried to think of a way to escape. The only exit was through the front door but there was no way he could make it past all those animals without being seen or heard.
He considered hiding in one of the bedrooms but quickly dismissed that idea; they would eventually find him and then it would be over for sure. No, there had to be another way out… But what? Suddenly, inspiration struck him and he ran towards the back door of the house..