The Black School was run by the Devil. Here, students were taught witchcraft and ancient magic.
The school was located in a dark dungeon below the earth. The Devil had a strange custom – he would keep back a boy with him from the graduating batch of students as his assistant.
On the last day of the school every year, as soon as the last bell chimed and the boys ran, the Devil always managed to pull one student back.
This year as the bell rang, the students sprang up from their seats and rushed towards the stairs. Tom was a slow runner and the Devil knew this.
But Tom was smart too. He wore a very loose cloak and as soon as the Devil grabbed it, the cloak came off and Tom ran away from the school!