We ran to a red, brick wall with some coins on the pavement in front. We jumped on the wall, only to hear Jack yell, “It’s sinking into the mud!!” I looked down, the wall was sinking. “Quick, back to the house!!”, I yell. We sprint down a dark alley, and I hear a thump, followed by a cry of agony. I whirl around, and I see Jake lying down, blood dripping from his face, “The ladder…..”, he moaned. I see the ladder, and then me and Jack picking him up by the arms and dragging him into the night.