[What may have been an introduction has been scratched away, beyond deciphering]
~~The following rules~~ [this part is scratched out]. **If these rules are broken, nothing will keep you safe.**
1. **Do not attempt to discover the circumstances under which the entities came to be bound to this place.**
2. Disregard any attempts at communication from the entities.
3. Keep a knife on your person at all times.
The following rules will keep abnormal occurrences minimal and predictable.
4. **Do not attempt to communicate with the entities.**
5. Keep all doors either completely open or completely closed.
**Always close all doors in a room before falling asleep in it.**
7. Periodically wipe away the blood that seeps from the mirror in the attic, then shatter the mirror.
~~The symbol will become complete~~ [the rest has been scratched away] Blood will not appear upon the mirror while it is shattered.
Keep the door to the attic closed at all times, when not in use.
The following rules will keep you from being harmed during episodes of abnormal occurrences.
8. If you wake up from a nightmare that takes place in a room filled with children's toys, hum or sing a lullaby before getting out of bed. **Exit the room as soon as possible.
Continue humming or singing until you exit the room.**
9. If all exits to a room suddenly only loop back to that same room, **stab the knife into a door that normally functions as an exit.** Enter the room again through that door.
Search the room for a document or photograph. **Do not view its contents.** Immediately exit the room via the door with the knife. **Burn the document or photograph as soon as possible.**
If this occurs in the hallway, **wait for the sounds of receding footsteps** before exiting.
10. If you see a figure at the far end of the hallway, **immediately close your eyes and turn around. Thrust the knife forward.**
If you do not hit anything it is safe to open your eyes and keep heading in that direction.
If you hit something, **turn around again** before opening your eyes and walking.
**Do not look behind you** once you've opened your eyes.
11. If you feel a hand on your shoulder, **immediately close your eyes. Everything you hear will be lies, do not believe them.
** When he has gone silent and the sensation has left your shoulder, **wait nine seconds** before opening your eyes.
[A part here is scratched out]
12. On September 9, place a single purple hyacinth in the vase in the kitchen. All abnormal occurrences will halt until the flower dies.
~~If you open a door to find that a room has been replaced with another filled with children's toys, do what I couldn't do take that knife~~ [the rest has been scratched away] ~~and end it all.~~