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  1. Public Bookmark 10

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    “Sometimes,” he tells the camera, “it’s like you’re so close to the past you could almost touch it.”
    A year on the farm.

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    15 Oct 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 31

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    Alex gave a short laugh and smiled. “I say, I’m sorry for how I spoke earlier. I’m in a foul mood. It’s just so stifling here.”

    Peter inclined his head in acknowledgement. “What you need, my lad,” he said, for all the world as if he wasn’t the junior by nearly two years, “is the wide open spaces.”

    “If this is more about emigrating to Canada,” Alex began, one hand raised in warning.

    “How about darkest Devon?”

    “Devon?” Alex blinked at him. “That’s very specific.”

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  3. Public Bookmark 12

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    In a leafy lane of Devon
    There's a cottage that I know,
    Then a garden—then, a grey old crumbling wall,
    And the wall's the wall of heaven
    (Where I hardly care to go)
    And there isn't any fiery sword at all.
    - Alfred Noyes

    “What your uncle was doing, leaving the whole sorry mess to you, I can’t imagine,” the aunt tuts. Her emphasis makes it rather unclear which part she find less explicable: the bequest, or the recipient. “But the man always was rather odd. Always reading, or digging up a field on some contrived excuse.” Aunt Edwina levels her nephew with a rather pointed glare and he looks quickly away.

    “I’m sure it won’t take long,” the nephew sidesteps cautiously.

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    15 Oct 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 11

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    “And I’m not there, Ron!” Alex came to the side of Ron’s chair, crouching down to meet his gaze eye to eye. “This finally happens to them and I wasn’t there, I’m not there, I have to be there, I can’t leave them again. I can’t just sit around and read the folder and do nothing.”

    For the first time, he saw some of his own distress dawn in Ron’s eyes.

    “Wait, you mean… You can’t mean...? You want…? You want to join them?”

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    14 Oct 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 4

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    “Well, you’re more of a filthy farmer than saucy sailor and you’ve no silver in your pockets, love, so we’ll have to give you a good scrub,” Ruth says firmly.
    Peter half-chokes, startled. “You’re not - you’re not going to wash me,” he says firmly.

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