Not Quite Alice-2Jordan frowned and stood to look at the clock on the wall. It was 6:25. "I wonder who that could be." He walked over to the door as the doorbell rang once again. " I'm coming! Hold on a minute!" He called, obviously getting annoyed. He swung the door open and Alois could hear his father's voice from the kitchen, though he couldn't see him or whoever was at the door.
"Hello? Can I help you, sir?" Jordan's voice asked from the foyer.
Alois heard no answer. In fact, he didn't hear anything. After his father had spoken, everything became totally silent throughout the house. Even his mother, who had been eating her green beans, stopped her chewing to listen for a response.
Any response, Thought Alois, ears straining, just somebody say something, please!
Then, all of a sudden, there was a sharp gasp from his father and a single shout of, "ELIZABETH!", cut abruptly short.
In a single moment, Elizabeth leapt to her feet, sending her dinner plate crashing to the floor. She grabbed onto her son'