"'Why am I dreaming this dream over and over,' said Johnny. 'Haven't I been a good little boy?'" Johnny didn't like living in his father's castle because of the horrid past of torture chambers that claimed so many of the townspeople.
The Wellington's, who lived for hundreds of years in the castle before Johnny, were a very greedy royal family who liked to throw big ballroom parties - especially masquerade parties. Sir Jonathan Wellington, the owner of the castle, would make sure everyone at the party had plenty to drink and a good time with dancing and loud music to cover up the screams down in his chamber of horrors, because he didn't want anyone at the party to suspect a thing.
Sir Jonathan Wellington was very proud of his torture chamber and liked to brag about it to his guests at his parties. The Castle would ultimately claim the life of poor little Johnny. No one could save him, not even his father.