Two boys are stranded when they miss the last bus. It will be a long cold lonely walk back home to their village — unless they take the short cut past Tommy Bones's pond. But they both know the legend. If they go past Tommy Bones's pond, he might step into the road… and they will pay the price.The boys must each decide: superstition or short cut. But what happens if one of them is wrong?Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Wired encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers or those with English as an additional language aged 11+, at a manageable length (64 pages) and reading level (8+). Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.